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 is home to Roseau-Warroad's best personalities.   

Live & Local Personalities

Jack Swanson
News Director
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Zach Swanson
Sports Director / Mornings / General Manager
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Craig Olson
Middays / Office Manager / Music Director

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Jack Swanson (jack@wild102fm.com

Jack Swanson is WiLD 102's News Director.  He has been keeping Northern Minnesota informed of the important issues since, well, as long as we can remember.  He is an asset to the WiLD 102 team, and a favorite by all. 

Favorite Song? We can work it out - the Beatles

Favorite Movie? American Grafitti

Favorite Book? The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Favorite Color? MAGENTA

Most Memorable Radio Moment? The next one.

What is your favorite quote? "BE PREPARED"

What's the best concert you have ever been to? Bruce Springsteen / 1978 / Civic Center;  Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes/1978.Guthrie Theatre; The Ramones / 1976 / at some bar in downtown St. Paul

What do you do in your free time?  Play Golf...

What is the best part of your job? Meeting people from every walk of life.

What's your favorite food? Steak / Fettuccine / Blueberries / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese


Zach Swanson (zach@wild102fm.com)

Where to start, where to start?  Well, I was born and raised in the Twin Cities, south suburbs to be exact.  After high school, I attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, and couldn’t really find my place.  After returning home, I found that radio was my calling!  I attended Brown College and while attending class I covered sports online with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network.  I loved every second and am excited to bring you the best Rams sports coverage!

While going to school, and even before, I’ve been a HUGE sports and music fan!  I’m all-local…my favorite sports teams are the Gophers, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves (sometimes), Saints, etc.  Most of my favorite music is local as well, not to mention anything else someone might give me to listen to. 

Radio to me is insanely exciting!  There are so many things to get involved with, people to meet, games to see, music to listen to, radio is where the excitement is!  I was first bit by the radio bug in South Dakota.  I had a morning show on the campus radio station and had a blast with it.  Now, whenever I cover a sports game, I get the same energy and excitement I do from music!  It’s a win, win!

I’m excited to get to know all of you, and see some great things from the Rams in the coming months!

Favorite Song?  – That’s a hard one…I listen to SO much music, it’s hard to just pick one.

Favorite Movie?  – Almost Famous.

Favorite Book?  – Any athlete biography, or anything by the Dalai Lama.

Favorite Color?  – Blue, or black.

Most Memorable Radio Moment?  – Having the opportunity to cover the Minnesota State High School Tournaments.

What is your favorite quote?  – "What are dreams for anyway, without the guts to live your life that way?  What are songs for, anyway, without the guts to live your life that way?" - Highway Kings, The Bouncing Souls

What's the best concert you have ever been to?  – 311 Day in New Orleans!  311 puts on a five hour marathon show every other year in New Orleans on March 11 (hence the title of the day, 311 Day).  I was fortunate enough to go with some close friends in 2008, and had the greatest time of my life! 

What do you do in your free time?  – Lets see…music, live shows, fishing, golf, hockey, baseball/softball, hanging out with friends, reading, movies…the list is really endless.

What is the best part of your job?  – Being able to be in a great sports town and be on the front lines with the teams, parents, players and coaches.  Also, radio is such an incredible way to be involved in the community, no matter how big or small.

Words of wisdom for the kids?   Treat others as you would like to be treated, stay positive and love your life, and never be afraid to try something new.

Craig Olson (craig@wild102fm.com)
I am from Superior, WI and spent the first 27 years of my life there. At that point i decided i wanted a career instead of just a job. I enrolled at Brown College to study Radio Broadcasting, and graduated in 2011.
WiLD 102 had an opening for an evening sports producer/on-air personality so i jumped at the opportunity. Moving to a small town was a new idea to me, but for a sports fan like myself, it was nice to know i was coming to town that embraced it's connections to the sports world.  

Favorite Song? This is tough, so I’ll just go with my favorite song by my favorite artist. Logically you would think that that would be your favorite song, but I’m not sure it is. Anyways, I’ll go with “Night Train” by Guns N’ Roses.

Favorite Movie? Seven

Favorite TV Show? Seinfeld 

Favorite Book? The entire Calvin and Hobbes collection.

What is your favorite quote? “Serenity now”, I know that according to Seinfeld I may go insane later, but this relaxation technique works for me.

What's the best concert you have ever been to? Bon Jovi on the Have A Nice Day Tour

What do you do in your free time? Anything sports related I’m willing to try. I also love to go to concerts.

What is the best part of your job? Getting to be creative

What's your favorite food? Hard shell tacos


Darcy (darcy@wild102fm.com)
I am from Farmington, MN. Roseau is quite a change, but I am excited to be here! After a ten season career as a dance instructor, I felt it was time to pursue another dream of mine. I enrolled at Brown College and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Radio Broadcasting.

My radio dream began when I was six years old. After watching Aladdin for the first time, I was captivated by the voices of the characters, especially the ones voiced by Robin Williams. I wanted to do that, too. The thing that I love about radio is how stations help their communities and give back all while entertaining them with great tunes and news. It is a perfect job for me. I am so happy to be a part of the WiLD 102 team!

Favorite Song? There are at least 30 songs that I deem as perfect that all tie for first place, but when people ask me this question, I say “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel.

Favorite Movie? Never Been Kissed

Favorite TV Show? Friends

Favorite Book? Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. Never has a book taken me on such an emotional rollercoaster as this one.

What is your favorite quote? “Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

What's the best concert you have ever been to? I saw Halestorm and Theory of a Deadman at First Avenue. It was incredible.

What do you do in your free time? I love music. I sing pretty much constantly. I also play piano and bass guitar. I spend a lot of time cuddling my adorable dog, Radar.

What is the best part of your job? Keeping the community entertained and informed.

What's your favorite food? This one alternates between steak and lasagna.

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