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You've heard us on your radio, and you may have talked with us on the phone, now meet the staff behind 90.5 KACS-KACW, Family Friendly Radio for Southwest Washington. KACS is operated by a dedicated staff of professionals supported by a team of Volunteers, Prayer Partners, TFN Monthly Support Partners, Day Sponsors, Underwriters and Life Changers. You can join our team right now and add your support to this growing ministry! If you'd like to give time in addition to your listener support, read our volunteer's information below.

Our staff includes:


Volunteers are in important part of our community service and ministry. From stuffing envelopes for mailings to helping at our annual concerts, from data entry to promotions and marketing, from helping behind the scenes, to being an on-air announcer -- there are multiple opportunities to get involved. Your gift of time and service is appreciated and an important part of our budget planning.  Click here to tell us what you'd like to do as a  volunteer part of our service.

SPECIAL! -- Community Liasons Needed:
The volunteer Community Liason provides eyes and ears to our SW Washington community service. As part of the team you keep us updated on community events, actvities and needs.  By sending us public service announcements and notices you help us serve your community.  And you'll recieve our thanks and some incentives along the way. Volunteer Community Liasons Needed in:

South Bend -- Click HERE to sign up
Raymond -- Click HERE to sign up
Aberdeen -- Click HERE to sign up
Olympia -- Click HERE to sign up
Packwood -- Click HERE to sign up
Westport -- Click HERE to sign up
Napavine -- Click HERE to sign up

Chehalis & Centralia --Click HERE to sign up

Mike Gabriel - Production Assistant/On-air Host in-training.  Began serving you through the network as a volunteer at station events and in the studios helping with programming.  He has now become part of the regular daily team.  He helps make sure your favorite program features are available and on time. Mike also feels God's leading and calling to serve in Christian Radio ministry.  He's honing his skills as a new on-air host as he learns from Cameron and the rest of the on-air team.

Matt -- Mid-Afternoon Host
Matt grew up in Beal City, Michigan, 60 miles north of Lansing.  In 1990, Matt became the announcer for Beal City High School basketball games and began a life-long love of telling stories through microphones.  Matt went on to become a Christian Radio DJ, a radio play-by-play man for high school and college basketball, and TV play-by-play man for high school football.  He is most famous, however, for his work doing play-by-play for televised T-ball. In his off-air time, Matt pastors a church, rides a motorcycle, dances in the Nutcracker ballet, works as a roadie for a local school band, and tries to keep up with his three kids and his wife.


Rick McConnell -- Evening Host

Rick McConnell is a Christian radio veteran who has worked for many stations in the U.S. and for several radio networks. His radio features have been heard my millions around the world. Rick has been heard on KACS for over 15-years now as the voice behind many of our shorter feature ministry spots. He's happy to now join our KACS-KACW listeners on the drive home each evening. Rick became a follower of Jesus in his senior year in high school, and shortly after that began his radio career. He also spent several years working at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO. He has a heart for ministry that comes through in his daily radio hosting on KACS-KACW. Please let Rick know you're listening by sending an e-mail HERE

Cameron Beierle -- General Manager / Morning Host Cameron BeierleOur General Manager's professional life has been behind the microphone on both coasts of North America. He has been on stations in Newfoundland, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Cameron has been a pastor and missionary. He is a professional audio book narrator and has performed over 300 titles. In addition to serving KACS, he operates Autumn Leaf Productions, a voice talent and graphic design home business. He says his wife has "put up with me" for over 30-years, and he is "Dad" for two young adults. Cameron enjoys gardening, fly fishing, camping, and hiking. He is a photographer, author, and poet. He also plays piano fairly well, and guitar, though not as well as piano!

Eric Pelz -- Volunteer Saturday & Sunday Host
Eric PelzEric Pelz, former Chaplain for Maple Lane School. He is also a minister of the Presbyterian Church, and a KACS Volunteer. Eric says "for many years KACS encouraged me to get the word out regarding the mentoring ministry at Maple Lane. I got to know and appreciate the dedicated station staff, and so I was absolutely delighted when asked to help with weekend announcing." Eric has lived in Washington nearly all his life, and as with many Western Washington residents, has no problem with the rain and fog, "on the contrary, I love it" says Eric. He also loves his wife, music and trains.

Kerry O'Connor -- Volunteer & Country Gospel Hour Host (Saturday & Sunday):

Kerry O'ConnorKerry serves KACS in several capacities including hosting the Country & Southern Gospel Hour. The Cathedrals are among his favorite quartets, and he has been known to sing in local quartets himself. He enjoys cars, trucks, hot rods, good music, fun family times and ATV's. Kerry has been a part of the KACS radio ministry almost from the beginning of the station. He is also an accomplished actor, and has given performances of "The Innkeepers Dream" and other dramas at area churches. Join Kerry Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for some down home country and southern gospel music.

Tracy Cooper - Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Tracy enjoys working with our listeners and the community. She will greet you when you call and send e-mails.

Colleen Beierle - Bookeeper and Donor information
Colleen helps keep all the bills paid on time with the donations you, our listeners provide.  She also keeps our donor information up to date.



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