Tony Gorman, General Manager
Tony Gorman was hired as KDLL General Manger in July 2015 after spending 11 years as a public radio journalist.
Tony began his public radio career as an intern and freelance reporter for NET Radio in Lincoln, Nebraska. After spending a year as a reporter/anchor for KFDI in Wichita, Kansas, he became News Director for KSDP in Sand Point, Alaska. Stories from the Aleutians East Borough were aired on APRN for the first in its station’s history during his stint in Sand Point. Then, he moved to KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska, where he was a reporter. During his two years there, he reported on issues concerning hydro-energy, transportation, education, wildlife, and the environment.
He went on to become News Director for KCHU in Valdez. He spent over three years traveling and covering issues from the oil industry to sled dog races in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Valley. He played a role in reviving the regional public affairs show, Coffee Break and creating Coffee Break: Sports Edition. He also wrote sports for The Valdez Star. For fun, he hosted the Angry Black White Bread Company, a metal and alternative rock show that developed a cult following.
Tony left Alaska for the Public Media Master’s Program at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. During his time in the program, he served as the Managing Editor for The OUtlet, a student-produced radio news magazine, and fill-in Morning Edition host for WOUB.
Tony’s work has been featured on APRN, National Native News, NPR, and CNN.com. He has been recognized by the Alaska Press Club and the Radio and Television Digital News Organization (RTDNA). He served on the Alaska Press Club Board from 2012-2014. Tony holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree in broadcasting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an Master of Arts in Public Media from Ohio University. When he’s not fulfilling his general manager duties, you can find him hanging out with his lovable Dalmatian, Ashleigh, or cheering on his St. Louis Cardinals, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Manchester United
Shaylon Cochran, News Producer
Shaylon came to the Central Peninsula from Iowa in November of 2011.
After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications, he got his first taste of radio news as an intern at KASI in Ames, Iowa learning the ropes by covering disastrous flooding and NBA draft parties (there’s a pretty decent little college basketball program in Ames…).
Shaylon then spent a year as News Director at KNIA/KRLS in Pella, Iowa, covering everything from the city council and school board to the local tulip festival to the parade of presidential candidates that roll through the Hawkeye State every four years.
That experience led him to KDLL, where he has been on the beat ever since, reporting on the Borough Assembly, gas and oil and fishing issues and as many local events as he can find time for.
Jenny Neyman, Morning Edition Host/Reporter
Jenny is a lifelong Alaskan, having grown up listening to KSTK public radio in Wrangell. With a degree in journalism from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, she came to the central Kenai Peninsula in 2001 to work as a print journalist for the Peninsula Clarion until 2007. In 2008, she started the Redoubt Reporter weekly community newspaper for the central Kenai Peninsula.
She started at KDLL in January, hosting Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., sharing hosting duties of the KDLL Conversations public affairs program, and producing the KDLL morning news at 7:22 a.m.
Johnette Hedrick, Office Clerk
Johnette Hedrick became a Kenai Peninsula resident from Anchorage, Alaska in 2003 and was hired as Office Clerk for KDLL in 2015.
Being a Kenai Peninsula radio listener, Johnette soon started listening to community events, radio songs, and local/national news. Little did she know that her Business Communications certificate from 1998 would come into fruition at KDLL 91.9 FM. Johnette also utilizes her skills from her experience with Port Graham Headstart and helps volunteer those services when KDLL holds community events.
Johnette has spent eight years volunteering for the local PTA, churches, and community affairs organizations. that experience led her to KDLL where she makes sure every runs smoothly in the office. She also volunteers for KDLL at local events.