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:
Don Trosper -- Underwriting Agent / Evening Host
Don has been with KACS since November of 2005. He joins us from nearby Tumwater, where he worked in Christian Radio for over 18 years. Don comes from an old established Pacific Northwest family and is our resident historian. He produced "Talking Over Old Times" for KACS, and is a published author. Don is our mid-day host, and our Underwriting Agent visiting local businesses and professional people who provide valuable support to this ministry. Talk with Don to become a monthly supporter for KACS radio ministry by calling 360-292-5665.
Cameron Beierle -- General Manager / Morning Host
Our 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 Sunday Afternoon Host
Eric Pelz was Chaplain for Maple Lane School, a juvenile detention center formerly in Centralia, Washington. He is also a minister of the Presbyterian Church, and a KACS Volunteer. Eric says "for many years KACS encouraged me to use its resources to get the word out regarding the mentoring ministry at Maple Lane. Creating radio spots I got to know and appreciate the dedicated station staff, and so I was absolutely delighted when asked to help with weekend afternoon 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 music, trains and his wife.
Kerry O'Connor -- Volunteer KACS Country Gospel Hour, Saturday Night
Kerry serves KACS in several capacities including hosting the Saturday evening 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., right after Bill Gaither's Homecoming broadcast, for a little local down home country and southern gospel music.
Lois is our most recent addition to the team. She enjoys working with our listeners and the community. She will greet you when you call and send e-mails.
Lois King - Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Volunteers are in increasingly 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 about your interest in volunteering and how you'd like to be a contributing part of our service.