Ken, Colleen, & Kurt in the Morning
Des Moines, IA
Big Ken grew up in the bustling village of Fort Madison, Iowa. After growing older, and nearly completing a whole year and a half at the University of Iowa, Ken embarked on his radio tour. After stops in Green Bay, Hibbing (Minnesota) and Springfield, IL, Ken landed at Star 102.5 in 1999. Big Ken lives in the Drake neighborhood with his wife Christen, son Theo, daughters Megan and Lucy and their dog Harold. Ken loves the Cubs, the Bears, the Hawkeyes and sitting on his porch. Colleen grew up in Lockport, Illinois. Her first stint on radio was that of a newswoman. However, after a slew of mispronounced words, they moved her to mornings. She joined Big Ken and Star 102.5 in 2000. Colleen lives in Waukee with her two cats Fatty and Sassy...oh yeah, and her husband Justin (the happy couple wed on September 18th!) If you’re outside, you’ll probably spot Colleen riding her bike or running, as she is a fitness enthusiast. Oh, and she also loves ice cream… preferably Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip (because they put actual mini-chocolate chips in it). Kurt grew up in Vernon Hills, Illinois. He graduated from Drake in 2000 and became an intern at STAR 102.5. At a staff meeting a few months later, the question was asked “Who wants to answer phones for Big Ken and Colleen?” Kurt was the only one who raised his hand, and thus, a producer was born. Kurt lives in Urbandale with his wife Jennifer, their son Dexter (who was born on August 10th) and their three cats, Molly, Lucy and Sammy. Kurt is an idiot Cubs fan, loves the Packers, the Blackhawks, the Hawkeyes, and Buffalo Wings.