On Air/Shows

Mornings with Lisa Kaye & Crew

6-10 am


If you’re new here, WELCOME! If you’ve been with me a while, I’m glad you’re here!

I’ve been in radio longer than I care to admit, although I do LOVE this job and have loved being a part of this live and local industry.

Grab a cup of coffee (I take mine black) and pull up a seat. We have a lot of fun getting you up in the morning and giving you a quick laugh and some information you can use and share as your own!

You will also find me doing the mid-day shift on North Star Country 105.9 from 10-2 and my show “Talk of the Town” airs on KTOE AM 1420, just after 1 pm every weekday! Check out the blog for past episodes.

When we are not covered in show, I’m usually covered in soil, flowers and plants. I love to garden and to cook what I grow! Currently trying to find the best way to relax…I’ll slow down, Someday!

Thanks for listening!

Check out my blog

Jay Paul

10 am -3 pm

Jay Paul graduated from the school of hard knocks in 1981 and went on to get a BS in BS from Brown Institute of Broadcasting In Minneapolis. He spent the next 7 years getting fired from every radio station he worked at (4) from Texas to Nebraska and even Minnesota. Then he was at KDOG in Mankato for 11 years before spending 2 years on the KXLP morning show and 2 more doing mornings at the brand new River 105. 19 years doing mornings at Power 96 in Albert Lea followed. Now, he has moved back to his roots (born in lower North Mankato, raised in Mapleton) and works at a few spots on the dial for Radio Mankato. One thing is for sure, you can’t scare Jay Paul, cause he has three daughters…and two ex wives. That’s scary enough.

Teri T.

3 pm – 7 pm


7 pm-Midnight

Charlie was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas before moving to Minnesota. He grew up knowing Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Charlie moved to “The Little Apple” aka Manhattan, KS for college and graduated from Kansas State University. Graduate school caused Charlie to have to buy a big coat to survive the cold winters in Mankato, but he made it and earned his degree from MSU, Mankato.

When he isn’t entertaining you on the air Charlie enjoys traveling, visiting new places, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. Cruising is the best and he can talk about it for hours. Charlie likes cooking and trying out recipes he learns during his adventures or sees on TV. Some of the recipes come out better than others.

Charlie is excited to hang out with you evenings from 7pm to midnight on Minnesota 100.

American Country Countdown

Sundays 8 AM to 12 PM

Hosted by superstar Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, ACC is a weekly countdown of country’s Top 30 songs. Kix keeps the format fresh and listeners tuned-in with his insider perspective and behind-the-scenes knowledge of the personalities, events and excitement that make country music.

Rise Up Country with John Ritter

Sundays 6 AM to 8 AM

Meet the Rise Up Host – John Ritter

John Ritter has been directly involved in the music business since he was a young child. At eight years and before ever having a voice lesson, he was singing in church and talent contests. His natural-born musical ability continued to improve during high school where he played the bass guitar and sang with several local bands. After attending Saint Petersburg Junior College, he received his Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida.

In 1980, after taking a vacation to Lake Tahoe, John made the decision to pursue his music career out West playing the Nevada circuit. During that time he became friends with Colin Ray who was pursuing the same carreer. In addition to his work on the circuit, John has recorded sessions with Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters and Sony Music VP Paul Wurley.

After 11 years as a successful Nevada entertainer, John decided to stop entertaining and move back to Florida with his wife, Bobbie and their two children, Lindsey and Johnny. He built a 24-track recording facility and began the positive country music show Rise Up. The success of that show allowed John to hook up with Ken Cooper to form “Cooper & Ritter,” which ran as a very successful morning show on the legendary Q105 for six years.

Rise Up eventually moved to Tampa’s Award Winning WQYK, 99.5 where it was re titled “Rise Up Country” and distributed nationally. Rise-Up Country can now be heard on over 100 great radio stations across America.

Rise Up’s mission statement is to tell people not to give up, that God loves them and there is hope. John likes to say it’s where we get our weekly dose of inspiration and a message of hope. John wants to see families stay together; and as a proud dad, one of the most important messages he hopes to convey is to love your children. He knows how precious family can be. John and his wife Bobbie almost lost their son, Johnny to a violent attack, so they’ve learned to appreciate every moment with their children and the power of prayer.

In addition to hosting the Rise Up Country show and running his production studio, John has also continued to pursue his writing abilities and has several songs to his name, including the theme songs for the Q-Morning Zoo radio show, “Beautiful Downtown Lutz,” and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fight Song, “Hey, Hey, Hey, We’re the Buccaneers.” Each month he spends some time in Nashville where he writes songs with artists and other song writers. He has songs recorded by both Craig Morgan and Suzie Luchsinger.

“The Rise Up Country” Show is about God, family and country. So don’t give up … just Rise Up on Sunday mornings!”