In addition to our program directors and operations managers listed below, we have a full staff of professional marketing consultants, on-air teams, and technology and engineering staff. If you would like to learn more about careers in radio, please email us at email@example.com.
Ida Vend Broadcasting, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, and KRPL, Inc. are owned and operated by the Prasil Family of Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho. Rob and Melva Prasil are Lewis-Clark Valley residents and are involved in numerous community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lewis-Clark Valley, United Way, Rotary, Community Spirit Fireworks, and many more. Rob also served for 21 years with the Lewiston Roundup. Their daughter, Elizabeth, resides on the Palouse and serves on local non-profit boards, including Buy Local Moscow, United Way, and several committees.
Steve Shannon has been with Inland Northwest Broadcasting and KRPL, Inc. for more than 15 years. Steve serves as Operations Manager for Inland Northwest Broadcasting and KRPL Inc. while also serving as Program Director for ZFun 106 FM and hosts ZFun’s morning show, ‘The Rude Awakening’. Through Steve’s leadership and personality, The Rude Awakening was awarded Best Morning Show in the state by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association in 2012. ZFun 106 has also been nominated twice in the Top 50 for the Crystal Service Awards by the National Association of Broadcasters. In his role as Operations Manager, Steve supervises the six Palouse-based, stations: myRadio 102.5 FM, Palouse Country 1450 AM, AM 840 The Max, Bull Country 99.5 FM, The Palouse’s ESPN 1400 AM, and ZFun 106.1 FM.
Steve Grubbs has been with Inland Northwest Broadcasting and KRPL, Inc. under current ownership since 2005. Steve serves as Program Director for the Palouse’s ESPN 1400 AM and also serves as Sports Director for all nine radio stations operated by IdaVend Broadcasting, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, and KRPL, Inc. Steve has been doing play by play for more than twenty years and is currently the play by play call for Washington State University/IMG College Cougar Women’s Volleyball and Cougar Women’s Basketball.
Mandy Grant has worked for Inland Northwest Broadcasting as a full-time Program Director since 2020 and is also the morning show host of, ‘Mornings with Mandy’ on myRadio 102.5, KRAO-FM. Mandy comes to Inland Northwest Broadcasting with lots of experience as she is a former Music Director and host on CJVD-FM in Kitchner, Ontario.
Shad Sprieter has been with Inland Northwest Broadcasting since 2007 and has served as Production Director, Program Director and most recently, Engineering/Information Technology, which is his current role. Shad also acts as Program Director for KMAX 840, ‘The Max’, the region’s news sports and talk station.
Mary McCollum is the Director of Regional and National Sales for our nine-station group. Mary has been with the company since 2011, developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for both local and national agency accounts. In addition to working with national and regional sales, she specializes in political advertising. Mary has extensive experience in marketing, promotions and public relations, having worked is sales and marketing for more than 20 years. Mary can be reached at 208-791-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.