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Glen Johnson

Hi everyone! Glen here. I’ve been with River Radio since July of 2016. Before that, I graduated Perryville High School in 2004 and went on to attend Jefferson College. After JeffCo I was accepted into St. Louis Broadcast Center and graduated in 2008. My first radio job was in Pella, Iowa as a Sports Director. I spent about a year there. On Christmas of that year I proposed to my high school sweetheart, Stacey, which set the ball rolling on needing to get back home to start my life with her. In July of 2009 I accepted a sales job in Cape Girardeau to get back home. I was terrible at that and took another job in St. Louis selling pool supplies. I was almost as terrible at that. After nine months out of radio I finally got back in. I accepted the Sports Director position at KTJJ/KREI in Farmington and remained there until the opportunity at River Radio came about. While at KTJJ I grew as a broadcaster, winning Missouri Broadcaster’s Association Awards for Play-By-Play (1st Place 2013) and Sports Programming (1st Place 2015). I covered over 40 high schools and was the voice of the Mineral Area College Cardinals; a school that is still near and dear to my heart. I was also a DJ in a country format. It was a perfect fit for me as music and sports are my two biggest passions. With the arrival of our 2nd baby girl at the beginning of 2016, we decided that sports was keeping me away from the family far too much. I stepped down as Sports Director and decided to focus on music. I became Music Director at KTJJ and remained in that position until I left the company seven months later.

In my first five years here, I continued my sports broadcasting career, although on a more limited basis.  I served as the number two SEMO Sports voice behind Erik Sean. I also hosted “Daybreak” on The River. It was the morning show on our sister station, 93.9 FM. When the station changed formats, my focus moved solely to K103.

On April 1st, 2020 I was promoted to Program Director for K103. This was a dream come true for me as K103 was my favorite radio station growing up. I have many fond memories listening to Kent Crider, Bobbi Ann Mason, and Jeff Foxworthy’s syndicated countdown as a child. Plus, I had set my sites on being a Program Director since early on in my career. For this to be my first shot is kinda like being called up to the big leagues for the team you grew up rooting for. It’s a surreal feeling. I’d like to think they made a wise choice, because since then I’ve won two more MBA Awards in the Promotion Category (2nd place 2022 & 1st place 2023). I look forward to continuing the growth of K103 and taking the station to new heights. Be looking for some fun new shows and promotions on the horizon!

Sadly the promotion, and the growth of my children has allowed me little time to continue my sports career, so I have stepped down (for now) as a sports broadcaster so I can focus all of my attention on my new position and my family.

Speaking of family…

My wife Stacey and I met in elementary school, started dating our junior year of high school, and have been together ever since. We married on July, 24 2010. We now have two daughters. Becca is our oldest, born in December of 2012. Sadie came into our lives on New Year’s Eve of 2015. We also have a beagle named Bella, and a cat named Zoey who are just as much a part of our family.

More About Me:

I love the outdoors and I love to travel. Some of my favorite places I have been include Oahu, Punta Cana, Glacier National Park in Montana, Waterton Glacier in Canada, The Badlands and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, The Canadian Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Orlando (Universal Studios), Dallas, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains, The Current River, and Branson. There are still so many places I want to see, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Alaska, and The Giant Redwoods. My favorite place to go is Glacier National Park. I fell in love the first time I went in 2003 with my Boy Scout troop and I have been back three more times with my wife, including a 54 hiking trip into the back country in 2021. I can’t wait to go back when my kids are older. Hopefully they’ll love it like I do. I enjoy hiking and sightseeing the most when I visit these places! It is an almost religious experience to get up close and personal with some of God’s most beautiful creations.
As for sports, the St. Louis Cardinals are my team. Seeing them win it all in 2006 and 2011 are by far my best sports memories. I am a huge football fan as well. Most Sundays I am unreachable, locked away watching the NFL.

Along with all this you’ll find I like to have a good time on the air. Tune in between 10 AM and 2 PM weekdays to learn more! You can also hear me as the host of the “Honky Tonk Time Machine” from 8-10 PM Saturday Nights. This show allows me to get back to my 80’s and 90’s country roots! Tune in for the hits of the time and interviews with the artists of the era!

I suppose that is about it. See ya on the radio!