Ansen Bayer grew up in Topeka, KS, and got his start in broadcasting as a kid by producing his own "radio shows" using the tape recorder in his bedroom. Ansen enrolled at John Brown University to earn his degree in broadcasting, and was hired by KLRC upon graduation.
8 Questions with Ansen
How long have you been at KLRC?
I started at KLRC as a work-study student while I was a freshmen at JBU in September 2005, and joined the team full-time when I graduated in June 2008!
Tell us about your family!
That's not a question, fake interviewer! I married my beautiful wife Dri in July 2007. Our first daughter, Avelea, was born in January 2011, and our second, Arwyn, was born in March of 2015. We also have a rowdy (but cute! maybe that's why we keep him...) little mutt named Seifer.
What are your favorite hobbies or interests?
I enjoy music and play several instruments. I'm a big sports fan... mainly the K-State Wildcats, the Chiefs, and the Royals. I'm also an avid IndyCar fan, and have been to the Indianapolis 500 many times. I'm a total nerd/geek/whatever you want to call it, so I enjoy new phones and gadgets, and yes, I play video games. Too many video games.
What is your favorite movie?
I have a soft-spot for ridiculous 80's comedies. Fletch, Clue, The Three Amigos, I could go on...
Who is your favorite artist that plays on KLRC?
Phil Wickham, Needtobreathe, Owl City
Do you have any quirky habits?
I constantly drum my fingers on everything. My desk, the steering wheel of my car, my wife's head, and so on.
What's your favorite part of working at KLRC?
I love being able to work with such a kind, caring, and also talented staff!