“We have an obligation to the community, to help keep them not only entertained but informed."
Native of Arizona, Debbie’s passions and businesses have included horses, art, writing, travel, restaurants... and for the past 30 years Radio.
In the 80’s Debbie was Mike Farrell's assistant on the Morning Show at KOOL FM in Phoenix, where she learned the ropes of radio.
In 1989, while camping with the horses on the Mogollon Rim above Payson, she was busy at writing a book on Wild Foods, when an opportunity to buy the local Payson AM radio station “KMOG AM” came up. The deal was sealed, and move was made to town. Then, that first summer owning KMOG, the monsoon season brought the infamous “Dude Fire”, the station became Rim Countries lifeline for information, and endeared KMOG to the community.
At KMOG in the early days, Debbie acted as Music Director, Production Director, and did billing. Eventually, as she began working less at the station and moved more to her art ambitions, selling her hand-built clay and pine needle pots at “Bearcloud Gallery” in Sedona, & periodically in Payson Art League Shows.
Around 2017, she returned to hands on management and operations of the now AM/FM combination KMOG with the help of a great team… this time joining the morning show team as well.
Besides providing the community with great country music, Debbie wants KMOG to be all about being “Local”, with information and news centered around Rim Country. She says, “We have an obligation to our listeners, advertisers and the community to help keep them not only entertained but informed. It’s the thanks and appreciation we receive from our listeners, that makes it all worthwhile”!
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