Staff

John Summers

JohnOver 45 years in media, having built, owned and operated both radio and TV stations in various locations…with stops on my ‘radio tour of duty’ in Dallas, Palm Springs, Chattanooga, New Orleans and Riverside, but mostly in Los Angeles. Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Masters work in National Security Studies from Cal State San Bernardino. Fulfilled my childhood ‘Polynesian dream’, having spent four years, with my wonderful wife Dana, in the islands of Samoa, deep in the heart of the South Pacific. Professor of journalism, media, advertising and communications at three universities. I’m one of the lucky few, realizing early-on my talents and interests were perfect for this career path. When you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.

Email: jsummers@cherrycreekradio.com

Don West

Don West was a Sports Communications major at Purdue University. Hosted the “Sports Memorabilia Show” at the Shop at Home Network from 1991-2001. Parodied by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live three times. Hosted the “Sports Reporters Show” on Sports Talk Radio WNSR in Nashville from 2002-2007. Color commentator for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on Spike TV from 2002-2012. Director of Sales and Marketing for the Wenatchee Wild Junior Hockey Team from 2012-2016.

Michael Knight

I’ve hosted top-rated radio programs in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles … after much success as a daily talk show host, I long to be a late-night disc jockey playing long cuts by unknown artists suffering in obscurity.

 

Email: jknight@cherrycreekradio.com

 

Dave Bernstein

Dave BernsteinI joined NewsRadio 560 KPQ in 1987 as news host/anchor and account executive.  After 15 years with the team, I took a position with another local radio group which eventually became Cherry Creek Radio. During my tenure with NewsRadio 560 KPQ, I’ve held down just about every role in the operations, programming and news departments. I’ve covered all types of stories including disasters dating back to the Castlerock and Tyee fires, as well as 2015’s devastating fire season, the capture of murderer Jack Spillman, and countless more activities.

 

Email: dbernstein@cherrycreekradio.com

 

Dylan Carder

I joined NewsRadio 560 KPQ in October of 2016. Prior to that I worked at KEIR radio in Idaho Falls, Idaho as Program Director and talk show host. I also spent several years working in television at both KIFI and KIDK in Idaho Falls where I did a bit of everything, from news and sports, to weather.  I earned a history degree from Idaho State University where I also helped out in the athletic department as a statistician and public address announcer.  I also took part in broadcasting high school games on IdahoSports.com

Email: dcarder@cherrycreekradio.com

 

Kevin Rounce

I grew up on the West Side in Gig Harbor. I graduated with a degree in journalism from Central Washington University after spending nearly a decade working for ESPN Fantasy Games. I’ve been married for more than 17 years to an amazing teacher. I joined the Washington Ag Network in February of 2015 and am excited to continue working with the agriculture industry. I really enjoy being identified with NewsRadio 560 KPQ.