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Lori Gilbert (Local News Director)
Lori Gilbert has been the News Director for Elko Broadcasting Company (KELK/KLKO) since 1983. She is consistently recognized by news organizations for her outstanding contributions to Broadcast Journalism. The Associated Press recently recognized the KELK/KLKO News Department, under her leadership, as The News Station of the Year. Her daily half-hour community news program, Elko Live, has provided listeners with first-person news accounts of local, regional and national issues and events for nearly fifteen years.

In addition to her work in radio, she is the news director for KENV News 10 in Elko. News 10 and Elko Broadcasting enjoy a strong and effective partnership in bringing news, sports and information to the community.

She is an accomplished poet and short story writer as well. She is happily married and the mother of a wonderful six year old daughter.



Michael Gifford (6a – 10a ET)
Fun loving Michael “The Giff” Gifford was raised in the Rocky Mountains. He and his wife of over 20 years are nutty dog lovers (labs/lab mix) and his two daughters keep him scratching his head daily. The family loves to travel and Giff is into golfing, hiking, camping… just about everything outdoors… except large animals that could eat him. His wife thinks he spends more time in the garden than he does with her, but she does enjoy the “fruits” of his labor.



Cathy Taylor (10a – 3p)
For Cathy, life is about music, family, friends and the outdoors.  Her thrill-seeking side has led her to diving the Mexican reefs, jumping out of a plane, and teaching herself to ski & (painful weeks later) to snowboard.  Her side-kick for 17 years is Munchkin the Cat.  He actually never leaves the house, but the stray she rescued couldn’t go unmentioned. Cathy’s a USF graduate (Go Bulls!) who likes to read, meet new people, learn new things, but mostly, to get out there and live



Scott LeTourneau (3p – 8p)
Scott literally grew two inches in one day at age 15, when doctors straightened a curve in his spine and took him from 5’11’ to 6’1’. The extra height and his deep voice helped him land a radio job while only a high school junior. By 20 he was on the air in Chicago. Scott is into history and golf, books and movies, and music ranging from Steely Dan to Maroon 5 and Sinatra. He’d like to see the Broncos in the Super Bowl again and the Cubs win the World Series. (It’s good to dream big!)



Christian Wheel (8p – 1a)
Christian is a radio personality, a software engineer, DJ/Remixer and a web designer. Who knew one person could be awful at four things? His main languages are English, German and Spanish, but Christian is also fluent in sarcasm. He once ate a can of frosting on a dare and has been skydiving without a parachute twice. In his spare time, Christian doesn’t look for fun. Fun looks for Christian. On weekends, he enjoys racing horses. He never beats them though.



Chuck Woodford (1a – 6a)
Chuck was born in a cross-fire hurricane. OK, not a literal hurricane, but the movie Crossfire was on the Late Show that night, (really). He learned to play the drums in elementary school and if you listen real closely, you just might hear a few paradiddles in the background when he’s on the air. Chuck’s sense of humor was shaped by his big brother’s George Carlin records, and every night he strives to give you a dose of entertainment & a few chuckles (a word actually created to describe him - true story!).



 

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