KNGL-AM 1540/KBBE-FM 96.7 radio announced that Jim Joyner, has joined the stations’ broadcast team as the news and sports director. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Jim brings a wealth of sports and news experience to the Davies Communications stations. He will work closely with award winning KNGL/KBBE Sports Editor Steve Sell on all sports programming,” Diane and Jerry Davies said.

A graduate of Baker University, Joyner worked as a sports announcer and talk show host from 2013 through 2016, at radio stations in Lawrence and Kansas City.

In 2016, he announced the NAIA Men’s National Basketball Championship; Play-by-Play/Color Commentary with Tom Hedrick – Baker Basketball and Football, and Boys’ 6A State Tournament – Lawrence High School Basketball.

Joyner also wrote for the Baker newspaper and was responsible for content on the college’s website and social media. He has earned several radio broadcast awards including the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Scholarship Award for 2015-2016.

“I am looking forward to meeting everyone in KNGL/KBBE’s listening area and becoming the voice of the McPherson Bullpups,” Joyner said.

Misty Rae, radio personality, sales executive and advertising adviser with the station, will become operations manager.

Rounding out the KNGL/KBBE team are Joe Johnston, station management duties and sales; Tom Stapleton, executive sales; Casey Spotted Elk, office manager and Shawn White, engineer.