We’ve got talent comin’ out the ears! Here’s the rundown on your favorite Blair radio stars:
Brad Leggett – Real Country 97.3 General Manager
Brad is a Nebraska native having grown up in York. He is excited to get to know everyone in the Real Country listening area.
Connie Green – News Director
Born in Omaha and raised in northern Douglas county, Connie began writing stories for the school newspaper at Fort Calhoun junior-senior high school, later transferring to Omaha Technical High school where she began radio classes. A scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Omaha enabled her to pursue journalism and television production where she received her degree in broadcasting. She worked in television production for a few years, simultaneously with radio broadcasting at public stations KIOS, KVNO and KIWR. Connie has worked at a number of Omaha area stations, including WOW/Z-92,KEDS, KYNN, Lite 96, KOIL, KOMJ, KOOO, KCRO, KGBI, KOTK, KLMS and KFMQ in Lincoln, and a short stint in the mid 1980’s at our sister station, KHUB in Fremont. She was also a news director in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and at stations in Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio.
Green has also freelanced reporting for ABC news, National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Voice of America, as well as doing voice work for a number of regional and national groups.
Connie also has experience writing and illustrating publications.
Among some of the more memorable events Connie has covered – the visit of President Ronald Reagan to Omaha, the first girl to graduate from Boys Town, the U.S.- Russian summit at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and her personal favorite – meeting James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on the original Star Trek series. She has a modest background in public broadcasting and has worked with Lionel Hampton, members of Mannheim Steamroller, and the late Preston Love, Sr. One of the many highlights in that aspect of her career – working with Maya Angelou twice in public television. She considers Angelou to have possessed one of the most eloquent female voices ever.
Connie currently lives in Blair and enjoys a variety of creative past times.
Kelly Johnson – Mid-day Host
Kelly Johnson was raised on a farm in central Minnesota until he moved to Nebraska. He started his career in broadcasting in 1993 as a midday announcer/production director in Omaha, and also worked as a part of the team at KFMT/KHUB until 2000. From that time he worked in a small company in Omaha known as TDAmeritrade where he became a Sr. Margin Risk Analyst until late 2010. Then he was hired as a part of the team for a John Deere implement group. Farming has always been a part of him but he always longed to return to broadcasting. And now he is able to make that dream come true.
Kelly is married to a beautiful bride, Julie and he has 4 fantastic children that he credits with keeping him young. When he is not on air or out building relationships with the communities in our listening area, you will find Kelly at cub scouts, awana with the kids, working multimedia for his church or on some family adventure.