New manager starts at KSDJ

Carl Deardoff

Carl Deardoff

Tory Haggerty has taken over the task of managing KSDJ for the next year. Haggerty replaced Jay Buchholz this semester as the new station manager.

After serving in the Air Force on active duty for four years and in the South Dakota National Guard for over a year, Haggerty came to SDSU. He was sure that radio was where his future lay.

“I’ve always been interested in radio and just knew that this was the career path I wanted to follow,” he said.

His experience includes work at six different radio stations, and at Brookings Radio for the past year.

Haggerty plans on making a few changes to the station. He is bringing in a new voice-over personality to build a reputable sweeper library (sweepers are five to 10 second sound clips that play in between songs). He also plans on updating KSDJ’s current Web site. The site will provide station information, including a DJ schedule. Also, after having difficulties, KSDJ is back online at

The KSDJ Rock Show is an upcoming event to showcase local talent. Haggerty plans on doing live broadcasts from the show and having KSDJ staff members present at the event. Haggerty is optimistic for the future.

“I’m looking for a great year here at KSDJ,” he said.