On Air Team

Joel Hoover

Sports Director, Play-by-Play, Co-Host of High Noon

Hometown: Gap, PA

First Year at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting: July 2015

Sports Played Growing Up: Soccer (and pretty much everything else recreationally)

Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, Manchester United, Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, United States national soccer teams

Favorite Movies: Lawrence of Arabia, The Dark Knight, Ocean’s Eleven (2001), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Chariots of Fire, The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Shows: Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The Office, Friday Night Lights, Frasier

Favorite Sports Memory: Watching my younger brothers, cousin, uncle, and high school soccer team win the first state championship in our school’s history in 2012.

Why Do You Enjoy This Job?: I love telling the story of a game as it is happening and providing these kids and their families with valuable memories to savor. I thank God for this job and a wonderful community to broadcast for!

Twitter: @JoelHoover

Kev Jackson

Programming Director, Host of Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Hometown: Red Lake Falls, MN

First Year at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting: 1987

Sports Played Growing Up: Played them all through 9th Grade, then just baseball.

Favorite Sports Teams: Twins, Vikings, Wild, Wolves (and, of course, the Jacks and Beavers)

Favorite Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Groundhog Day, the original Star Wars trilogy, Casablanca, A Christmas Story

Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, Stranger Things, Only Murders in the Building, The Office, The Twilight Zone

Favorite Sports Memory: The Miracle On Ice and Games 6 & 7 of the 1991 World Series.

Why Do You Enjoy This Job?: Our great crew and being able to be in touch with BHS coaches and athletes.

Twitter: @Kevyjax

Scott Williams

Co-Host of High Noon, Play-by-Play

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TJ Melcher

Football Analyst, Play-by-Play

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Rick Allen

Studio Producer

Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

First Year at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting: 2013

Sports Played Growing Up: Basketball, Marching Band

Favorite Sports Teams: Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, and any Two Harbors or Thief River Falls teams (when they’re not playing the Jacks!)

Favorite Movies: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Space Jam, Pride of the Yankees, old Disney movies, Hallmark movies

Favorite TV Shows: Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Gilligan’s Island

Favorite Sports Memory: The 1992-93 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy boys basketball team’s run to the Section 8 championship game (featuring two exchange students with minimal-to-no prior basketball experience).

Why Do You Enjoy This Job?: To be able to cover Bemidji High School athletics in a full and consistent manner (and best in all of northern Minnesota) is special. All of us are passionate about sports, and Bemidji is a hub in north central Minnesota. The people I work with, and the passion and knowledge they have is readily apparent in all of our broadcasts…and we all get along famously!  This is just about as good as it gets, outside of time with my family (wife, two sons, and two granddaughters)!

Shawn Campbell

Studio Producer

Hometown: Lake Stevens, WA and Bemidji, MN

First Year at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting: 2015

Sports Played Growing Up: Baseball, Basketball, Football

Favorite Sports Teams: Wild, Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners

Favorite Movies: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The GooniesGuardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Endgame

Favorite TV Shows: The Expanse, Breaking Bad, The Office, Avatar: The Last Airbender, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Favorite Sports Memory: The Minneapolis Miracle & the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl.

Why Do You Enjoy This Job?: I like providing coverage of games to families and to those who can’t travel to games. I also like to see (and hear) students grow and give them an experience that not a lot of high school athletes have.

Jace Peterson

Studio Producer

HometownBemidji, MN

First Year at Paul Bunyan Broadcasting: Fall 2021

Sports You Played Competitively Growing Up: Basketball

Favorite Sports Teams: Timberwolves, Vikings

Favorite TV Shows: Friends, MeatEater, Yellowstone

Favorite Sports Memory: In my junior year at BHS, I inbounded the ball to a teammate who hit a buzzer-beater shot to win the game. It was against Detroit Lakes, where it is always fun and a competitive environment. Our bench stormed the court and we all celebrated in front of their student section.

Why Do You Enjoy This Job?: I enjoy engineering for the Lumberjack Radio Network because I still feel like I am part of the Bemidji High School sports seasons in some sort of way. I can keep up with who the student-athletes are and how their teams are doing throughout the year.

Logan Veo

Play-by-Play, Studio Producer

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