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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Alex Bensching Alex “AL Pal” is an LC Valley Native. Alex graduated from Lewiston High School and spent the first two years of his college life at Lewis-Clark State College. After transfering, he graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors in Broadcasting. He began his career at IdaVend Broadcasting in 2015 working as the evening show host for The Outlaw 106.9. Then in 2016 he was promoted to Y-105’s Program Director, and host of the, ‘Coffee Talk Morning Show’. “Al Pal” prides himself on being able to help you escape from the hum-drum of everyday life anytime you tune in to Y-105!
Crystal Primaky has been with Ida Vend Broadcasting since 2009. Crystal serves as Program Director for the KRLC 1350 AM, and hosts KRLC’s morning show. Under Crystal’s leadership, KRLC was recognized as a Crystal Radio Award Winner for Excellence in Community Service in 2011 and 2016 by the National Association of Broadcasters. KRLC was a Crystal Radio Award finalist in 2013 and 2014. KRLC was also recognized for top show for Snake River Roundup by the Western Music Association in 2011, as well as nominated for a Humanitarian Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the Country Radio Broadcaster’s. Crystal was ranked among the Top 15 Program Directors in the nation for small market by RadioInk in 2011, Top 30 Rising Stars under 40 by Radio Ink and the Above and Beyond award from the Employer Support of the Army National Guard and Reserve.
“Toe Tappin” Tommy Tucker is on the air from 2-6 pm Monday thru Friday on 93.1 FM /1350 AM KRLC in Lewiston, Idaho and mid-days (10 am – 2 pm) on 1450 AM KCLX in Colfax, Washington. He also hosts “The Snake River Radio Roundup” each Friday morning on KRLC from 10:00 to Noon.
Tucker has been on the air in the Lewis/Clark Valley since September 8th, 1988. His shows have brought a legion of loyal listeners. In his time on air KRLC has received the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year Award” by both the Academy of Western Artists (2003) and the Western Music Association (2005). Tucker was also honored as the Academy of Western Artists “Disc Jockey of the Year” in 2004 and has 12 nominations for DJ of the Year/Radio Show of the Year over the past 13years.
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 email@example.com.