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1815 Meadowlark Rd
Clay Center, Kansas 67432


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Julie Walmsley

Office Manager, Traffic & Billing

Bethaney Phillips

Digital Director

Michael “Bernie” Fancella

Sports Engineer, IT

Kyle became a co-owner of Taylor Communications in 1994 and joined the management team in 1995. Prior to that, he graduated from K-State in 1980. He has worked as a farmer, business operator, and commercial real estate owner, which he has continued in years since. Kyle is married to Lisa, a middle school teacher and together they have three grown children in the central Kansas region, and eight grandchildren.

He still remembers when KCLY came on the air in 1978, noting that it was a big deal for Clay Center at the time. He enjoys horses, shooting, social events, and playing cards.

Rocky Downing

Station Mananger/Sports Director

Rocky joined KCLY in 1991. He is originally from Warsaw, Missouri and is a graduate in journalism and mass communications from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. He is a multiple award winner in Sports broadcasting play-by-play. 

In 2002; Rocky was presented the Hod Humiston Award for Sports Broadcasting by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for significant contributions to the field of broadcasting as well as work in the community.  

When not on the air; Rocky loves to get out on the golf course as much as possible. He’s a big fan of the K-State Wildcats, KC Chiefs and KC Royals. Rocky and his wife Kim have two grown children Zach (Megan) and Amira, and in 2022 became grandparents.   

Fun fact: ‘Rocky’ is his real name; his parents named him after baseball great Rocky Calavito. 

Jamie Bloom

Office Coordinator

Clay Center native Jamie Bloom has been with Taylor Communications for 25 years. She started working with the company during high school, and then after graduating from K-State with a degree in broadcasting.

Her husband, Caleb, works for Twin Valley, and together they have three grown children, Alyz, Zeb, and Zane. She enjoys music, photography, traveling, and watching sports.

Jamie remembers working at KCLY when it was downtown, above Union State Bank, when she had to spin records and engineer Royals baseball games.

Jayson Henderson

Production Assistant

Jayson Henderson is the oldest of 7 and was born in Yokosuka Japan on a Naval base. His parents moved back to the U.S when he was four years old where they moved around until they finally settled down in Riley Kansas. Jayson would go on to graduate from Riley County High School in 2011. Since then, he has held a variety of jobs such as kitchen staff, construction, phlebotomy, retail, and management.

In Jayson’s free time he enjoys playing video games and making music with his friends. He also spends a lot of his time studying the Japanese language and culture.

Robin Sherbert

Advertising Consultant

Robin joined the staff at Taylor Communications in June of 1995, after graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Originally from Dickinson County, she now lives north of Clay Center with her husband, Mike, where he farms. They have two grown children, Courtney and Colby.

Robin enjoys listening to country music and traveling to warm locations, especially if there is a beach.

Jonathan Cramer

Associate News Director

I was raised in Clay Center and graduated from CCCHS in 2018. I find myself a jack of all trades working every job from a cashier to rebuilding transformers and a diesel tech. I enjoy being outdoors any chance I can get. When I am not at work, you will find me out shooting my gun or with a rod and reel in hand on the boat, fishing. I have two pit bulls named Jade and Molly who never let me have a dull moment. I am a new father to a beautiful baby boy that I would not trade for the world.

Jim Wenger

Farm Broadcaster

Jim joined the KFRM staff in September of 2006 and operates the 10:00 am to 2:00 pm shift. He also does Ag Perspectives, the afternoon Ag News, and the 9:40 Market Update on sister station KCLY-FM. Jim and his wife Pam were married in 1979 and have one son, Patrick who attends college at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.

Jim is a transplanted Iowan who moved to Kansas. He graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. In his spare time, Jim enjoys attending and watching all types of sporting events, spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling.

Angie Komar

Production Manager

Well here I am….still living the dream by putting my Fashion Merchandising degree to good use as the KCLY/KFRM Production Manager. I worked as the Traffic Manager at two radio stations in Manhattan, Kansas, prior to moving to Idana and working at KCLY. I really enjoy my job! I mean writing commercials is easy; you just sit at the keyboard until little drops of blood appear on your forehead.

I have also returned back to host the overnight show “The Night Shift”. My three baby boys, Brandon, Brian & Bradley are all grown up and playing real life soldiers in the Army National Guard. I am enjoying playing Gigi to my sweet grandbabies Bo, Andy, Ben & Nola. Life is good!

Julie Walmsley

Office Operations

Julie Walmsley is originally from Minneapolis, KS, but has worked in Clay Center since 2001. Prior to joining the Taylor Communications team in 2019, she managed a Verizon store for seven years.

Julie has three children, Emily, Joel, and Hannah, and enjoys spending time with them and her fur babies, including grands. She likes all outdoor activities, including fishing, swimming, and camping (warm weather only). She is a long supporter of KCLY, having listened since 2002, especially to severe weather updates.

Rod 'Cowboy' Keen

Operations Manager

Rod joined KCLY/KFRM in 1994; he is a native of Clay Center. Most people know him by his nickname, Cowboy. Prior to moving his career to radio, he rebuilt alternators and sold them in the tri-state area.

He has been married to his wife, Dana, for 36 years and together they have four children and five grandchildren. He is an area rep for Fast Lane in Kansas for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. In addition, he loves spending time with family, shooting guns, ham radio (AKA amateur radio), and riding motorcycles.

Jessica Ebert

Advertising Consultant

Jessica grew up on a central Kansas cattle ranch and farming operation. She and her family are a fourth-generation family business, and she hopes one day her boys, Ty and Mason, will be the fifth. They run a commercial SimAngus cow-calf operation and use their spring-calving cows as recipients in a pure bred embryo transfer service. They also assist in the Ahlquist Farms operation with her dad and brother. Jess enjoys helping companies and producers reach their goals by showcasing their products and services to cattle producers and cattle feeders.

Fun fact: Jess and her family recently added Spanish brush goats to their operation. The goats aid in pasture management, and the Ebert family also sells the goats for meat.

Clay began working for KFRM in the spring of 2002 and works out of his home near Council Grove, Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science and Industry with a Business option. Clay and his wife Lori have two children, Carissa and Cassidy. They along with his parents own and operate Dalquest Farms a cow/calf operation that raises registered seedstock and show cattle.

Bethaney Phillips

Director of Digital Communications

Bethaney Phillips joined Taylor Communications in January of 2022 after returning to Clay Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, and has worked in digital marketing and content writing since graduating from K-State.

Bethaney is married to JP, a tractor mechanic. They live with their two young boys, Copper and Colt, and pets. She enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to podcasts.

Her earliest memory of KCLY is recording the Bengal report in middle school; she still has the program on cassette tape.

Michael “Bernie” Fancella

Sports Engineer, IT

Michael “Bernie” Fancella, came to Taylor Communications in September of 2011. Prior to that, he worked in Computer Technology and as an IT tech. Originally from Alamogordo, New Mexico, Bernie has two grown children and “the usual assortment of other crazies.”

He enjoys playing and collecting board games, with more than 300 in his collection. He also has 12 gaming consoles and plays games in every genre available.

His first memory of working at KCLY is his first live football broadcast, live and without a net, which he described as “tense and exciting.”

Payton Tholstrup

Assistant Office Operations​

Payton Tholstrup is from Clay Center, KS. She loves animals and has what she calls her own “little zoo” of pets. She has three rescued dogs named Fred, Fozzie, and Moe that she enjoys spending time with. She especially likes to spend time with Moe outside at the walking trail at the zoo park. She also has cats, hermit crabs, and guinea pigs. Payton enjoys reading, listening to all different kinds of music, and spending time with friends and family. She has an associate’s degree and is currently trying to decide if she would like to go back to school and finish her bachelor’s degree.

Ben Jensen

Farm Broadcaster

A native North Central Kansan, I grew up near Courtland, Kansas on a ranch that specialized in raising registered Hereford cattle. I recently graduated from Kansas State University this year with Cum Laude honors with a major in Agbusiness! I participated on the livestock judging team and the NAMA team at Kansas State University while being involved in many other clubs as well. You will find me judging livestock shows occasionally. Also, I enjoy helping youth in agriculture when I get the chance. I see promoting agriculture and educating people on agriculture properly as very important for our future!

Tim Voelker

Farm Broadcaster

Tim joined Taylor Communications in 2023. He was born and raised near Palmer, Kansas. He currently lives near Greenleaf, Kansas. Tim and his wife, Michele, have been married for 40 years. They have 2 grown children, Alyse and Michael, and 6 grand children, who all live within 15 miles and love to come out to grandpa’s farm. Tim worked in education for 38 years, including the last 24 years as a School Counselor at Linn Public Schools in Linn, Kansas. He farms near Greenleaf in his spare time. He enjoys spending time with family and watching sports.