Dan McCargar joined KTOE in the fall of 1981. He began doing color analysis of high school football games with Barry Wortel and they worked together for 19 seasons. He also did Play by Play for basketball games along with pulling a regular board shift. Dan left the station after 20 years, but rejoined as a member of The Morning Blend upon the untimely death of Red Lewis. Dan is the Color Commentator for MSU Mankato Hockey Television Broadcasts. Dan has been married to his high school sweetheart Anne since 1983. They have 4 children. Danny, Emily, Ellen, and Madeline.
Pete Steiner has been with KTOE since 1988, a 35-year radio veteran! Pete and his wife, Jeanne, have two grown daughters, and now enjoy reading and traveling. In his spare time, Pete likes to play guitar and write songs. He also writes a monthly column for Mankato Magazine. Listen to Pete as he hosts his radio show Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. As well as his award-winning Talk of the Town interview show weekday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Guests include civic leaders, politicians, authors, health and economics experts, entertainment figures, and more.
Barry Wortel has been with KTOE since April 1973. He started broadcasting ball games in September 1975. Barry began on-air Sunday mornings, then weekends, then full-time in 1976 along with his Program Director duties. He has a strong passion for radio. He thoroughly enjoys the trips taken with listeners to Twins’ games, as well as past trips to Branson and Alaska cruises! Barry is addicted to fantasy football. Married to his wife Kathy for 39 years, they have 3 grown children: Dan, Tess & Robyn. Barry is on “The Morning Blend” plus reports the sports on-the-hour. Barry also sells advertising the rest of the morning and is back on the air from 1:35 – 3 pm weekdays with his own show. Then Barry is back on air from 6:10 – 7 pm with Barry & Friends. Last but not least Saturday morning’s “Benchwarmer Show” at 9:10 am with the area coaches.
Dustin Wilmes started his broadcast career in 2004 at KMSU 89.7 FM-Mankato/KMSK 91.3 FM-Austin. He continues to volunteer there, hosting a show called The Five Count every Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Dustin joined Radio Mankato in January 2005 after graduating with degrees in journalism and public relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dustin likes food, grandmothers, professional wrestling, and long walks on the beach. He dislikes potholes, scrambled eggs, squirrels, and John Mellencamp. Listen to the Dustin Wilmes Show weekdays at 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturday noon to 6 p.m. The Dustin Wilmes show features a healthy dose of current events, interviews with people of interest, entertainment news, music, and random observations. Some people say he’s too charming for his own good. They may be right.
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio.
After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics.
Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!