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.”
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, Alyx, 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 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 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.
“Sport Voice Rocky” joined KCLY in 1991, where he began learning the art of live play-by-play on the air. Originally from Warsaw, MO, Rocky moved to the area after managing a video rental store, Movies at Home.
He lives with his wife, Kim, who works for the Kansas State Foundation. They have two grown children and one grandchild, who all live in Kansas. He enjoys golfing and tailgating at Kansas State games.
Rocky’s first memory of KCLY is coming to interview with Vern Yarrow, who he assumed would be a man. He arrived to meet the late Vernadell, who went by Vern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.