Personalities

KJKJ Mac Bio – kj@koololdies995.com

It all started in the basement of my Colorado Springs home when I was a teen, playing DJ with my 45’s.  I was having fun but didn’t really give it much more thought until I went to college.   There they told me I had to declare a major.  While thumbing through the class catalog I came across The Communications Department-BINGO I found my home.

Thirty-seven years later I am still doing what I love, being on the air playing music!  I moved to Idaho in 1978 and fell in love with Boise.  No need to look anywhere else, this is where I am going to live and raise a family.

I worked for KFXD-AM for about 5 years, doing all sorts of shifts including Morning Drive.  Then a call came in and a country station wanted me to do their Morning Drive Show.  Off I went to be a Morning DJ on W O L D-sorry that’s a song, on KGEM!  Stayed there until yet another call came in from a brand new FM country station and they wanted me to be the first one to sign on the station-off to the FM band and worked at KQFC for sixteen years!

Loved playing country music but the music I grew up on was calling my name, saying ‘come to K-HITS and bring back memories of the songs you were playing back in the 70’s when they were brand new.’  Off I went to play the Superhits of the 60-70-and 80’s at K-HITS, stayed with them for 10 years.  That brings us to today where I am playing all the Feel Good Favorites from the 60’s and 70’s and every once in a while we slip in some 50’s all on KOOL Oldies 99.5.  I love being the Morning Drive host, waking people up with wacky stories, contests all while giving them the MOST music in the Morning!

When I am not on the air you could find me being the arena voice for the Boise State Broncos Men

an Women’s basketball teams.  I have had the honor of being ‘the voice of the Broncos’ for over 30 years.  I also announce Boise State University Softball games.  Oh yeah, I love to play golf!  If you ever need


007_boise-portrait-photographer_herlife-magazineMargo Vaughn cut her teeth on the airwaves in her hometown of Salmon, Idaho where she hosted the hour long “Contemporary 96” show.  “We were allowed to play the new music for an hour after school”  Margo recalled,“So from 4 to 5 we played songs from The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Commodores and whatever else was on the charts then”.   

Margo started her career the year Rod Stewart went to number one with Tonight’s the Night.  She later moved to Moscow and hosted the morning newshour on Public Radio KUID while attending the University of Idaho.  She also had radio shows on KRPL which was referred to as the Kinda Radio People Liked, although the letters really stood for Radio on the Palouse.  

Margo eventually moved to Boise and started on air in the Treasure Valley with the likes of Big Jack and Larry Doss at KFXD, worked on the morning Zoo with Larry Lomax at KBBK, returned from a stint in Lewiston and Klamath Falls Oregon and then worked for Kip Guth on both K-106 and Lite 108 before meeting Tracy Mitchell where she would enjoy a 19 year gig as morning host on Kool Oldies and K-Hits.  

Today Margo enjoys narrating audiobooks.  She volunteers at the Commission for Libraries creating audiobooks for those who aren’t able to read.  She is also a committed water saver, look for her book “The Wiser Water Miser”, where she describes her methods in cutting her water use to a mere fraction of normal use.  Margo works with those in prison with alcoholism and drug addiction issues.  

She’s overjoyed these days and is thrilled to be “On-Air” at Kool-Oldies 101.5.  

somebody to join your group just give me a call!