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The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development is pleased to present this collection of the "Kansas Profile" radio programs which have been taped since 1992.
Kansas Profile is a weekly radio feature produced by the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development. The Institute's mission is to help rural people help themselves. Kansas Profile was conceived to help achieve that mission.
Each week the program describes the ideas and achievements of a local leader or entrepreneur in a rural community. By providing positive recognition to such leaders and sharing their ideas, we hope to encourage these and other Kansans to build on their examples. In doing so, rural Kansas can be made an even better place to live and work.
On May 22, 1992, "Kansas Profile" went on the air for the first time. Kansas Profile is broadcast weekly on several stations: KMAN in Manhattan, WIBW in Topeka, KCLY/KFRM in Clay Center, KBUF in Garden City, KDCC/KONQ in Dodge City, KGGF in Coffeyville, KJRG/KOEZ in Newton, KKAN/KQMA in Phillipsburg, KNDY in Marysville, KNZA/KMZA in Hiawatha, and KUDL in Kansas City. On KMAN, the program airs at 7:20 a.m. each Saturday but you would need to check with the other stations for their local broadcast times.
The links on the left side of this page will bring up the complete text of every person profiled during the year indicated. The profiles describe the situation as of the time when the profile was written. In many cases there have been subsequent changes which would not be reflected in the profile.
The Huck Boyd Institute would like to thank the KKSU staff for their help and cooperation in making this program possible. Special thanks to Southwestern Bell for the Community Enrichment grant which funded the computer equipment making it possible to access these profiles on-line.
We know there are many more excellent and interesting examples across the state of Kansas. We encourage the public to provide us with suggestions of Kansas people, businesses or communities which would make an interesting profile.
There is one phrase which the reader will find in some form in every one of these profiles. The phrase is: "Making a difference."
We salute all those rural Kansans who are making a difference. There are thousands of these people across the state: volunteers, entrepreneurs, unheralded, unsung, who care enough to make the world around them a better place. Each day, in countless ways, big and small, they are making a difference at the grass-roots level.
Schedule of 2018 and 2019 Profiles:
- January 3, 2018 - Cody Foster, Advisors Excel, Stockton/Topeka
- January 10, 2018 - Jake Worcester, Manhattan Meat Market, Manhattan
- January 17, 2018 - Mike James, C & R Railroad Museum, Phillipsburg
- January 24, 2018 - Kyle Bauer, KCLY Radio, Clay Center, Part 1
- January 31, 2018 - Kyle Bauer, KFRM Radio, Clay Center, Part 2
- February 7, 2018 - William Allen White, Emporia, Part 1
- February 14, 2018 - William Allen White, Emporia, Part 2
- February 21, 2018 - Chris White Walker, Emporia Gazette, Emporia,Part 3
- February 28, 2018 - Casey Cagle, Prairie Earth Tours, Emporia
- March 7, 2018 - John Jackson, International Agricultural Consultant, Great Bend
- March 14, 2018 - Dan Hohman, Sugar Creek Country Store, St Marys
- March 21, 2018 - Carly Whorton, Cecil K's, Holton
- March 28, 2018 - Deidre Knight, Council Grove Life Center, Council Grove
- April 4, 2018 - Marci Penner, Big Kansas Road Trip
- April 11, 2018 - Zack Schaffer, Schaffer Furniture, Jetmore
- April 18, 2018 - Dorothy DeLay, Historic Violin Instructor, Neodesha
- April 25, 2018 - Ray Essington, Music Teacher, Neodesha
- May 2, 2018 - Joel Russell, Cyclone Day, Codell, Part 1
- May 9, 2018 - Joel Russell, Cyclone Day, Codell, Part 2
- May 16, 2018 - Tiya Tonn, Farm to Fork, Butler County
- May 23, 2018 - Tim Brown, Nutritional Consultant, Westmoreland
- May 30, 2018 - Tony Salcido, REV-E3, Jewell
- June 6, 2018 - Ted Bender, Bender Steel, Whitewater
- June 13, 2018 - Jake Farrant, Kansas Turf, Meriden, Part 1
- June 20, 2018 - Pat Happer, Pharm House, Meriden, Part 2
- June 27, 2018 - Randall Tosh, Phoreus Biotechnology, Olathe
- July 4, 2018 - Harold and Jeanne Mertz, Agriculture Advocates, Zeandale, Part 1
- July 11, 2018 - Joe, Kim, Bob, and Mary Mertz, River Creek Farms, Zeandale, Part 2
- July 18, 2018 - Abram and Lincoln Mertz, LivestockDirect, Manhattan, Part 3
- July 25, 2018 - Roger Ringer, Kansas Oddities, Medicine Lodge
- August 1, 2018 - Rosanna Bauman, Cedar Valley Farms, Garnett
- August 8, 2018 - Jeff Hake, JNT Company, Manhattan
- August 15, 2018 -Roger Haug, Corning Community, Corning
- August 22, 2018 - Melvin Epp, Frederic Remington Area Historical Society, Whitewater
- August 29, 2018 - Jean Harrison and Kim Ringwald, H&R viZion, Great Bend
- September 5, 2018 -Anjan Ghosh Hajra, Immersion 3D Plus, Salina
- September 12, 2018 - Dennis Wright, Wright Farms Sunflower Oil, Bird City
- September 19, 2018 - Stephanie Eckroat, Kansas Dairy Association and Kansas Dairy Commission, Part 1
- September 26, 2018 - Steve Strickler, Kansas Dairyman, Iola, Part 2
- October 3, 2018 - Byron Lehman, Kansas Dairyman, North Newton, Part 3
- October 10, 2018 - Dan Senestraro, Kansas Dairyman, Johnson City, Part 4
- October 17, 2018 - Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland, Part 1
- October 24, 2018 - U.S. Premium Beef, Gardiner Angus Ranch, Part 2
- October 31, 2018 - Starbuck Fire, Gardiner Angus Ranch, Part 3
- November 7, 2018 - Roy and Bobbi Reiman, Netawaka Family and Fitness Center
- November 14, 2018 - Donna Pearson McClish, Common Ground, Wichita
- November 21, 2018 - Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance
- November 28, 2018 - Lona Duvall, DFA Milk Processing, Garden City
- December 5, 2018 - Lona Duvall, Finney County Economic Development, Garden City
- December 12, 2018 -Joe and Cathy Broeckelman, The Satisfiers, Selden
- December 19, 2018 - Richard Baker, Perspective, Manhattan
- December 26, 2018 - Crawford County Fried Chicken
- January 2, 2019 - Blake Lynch, K-State Kicker, Goddard
- January 9, 2019 - Mike Pray and Jake Trummer, Friendship House, Wamego
- January 16, 2019 - Clara Reyes, Dos Mundos Newspaper, Kansas City
- January 23, 2019 - Kansas Firsts
- January 30, 2019 - Laura and Ronn Martin, Sew Loved Quilt Shop, Elkhart
- February 6, 2019 - Trent Boaldin and Becki Richardson, EpicTouch, Elkhart
- February 13, 2019 - Dusty Turner, Moto Guzzi, Cedar Vale
- February 20, 2019 - Dusty Turner, Peace Party, Cedar Vale
- February 27, 2019 - Alan Vance, Broce Broom, Dodge City
- March 6, 2019 - Tim Penner, Harper Industries, Harper
- March 13, 2019 - Todd Steinbach, Aero-Mod, Manahttan
- March 20, 2019 - Richard Pitts, Living History, Manhattan