Jerry Oster

Jerry Oster

News Director – oster@wnax.com

A native of Aberdeen, Jerry is a graduate of Lake Area Tech in Watertown and USD at Springfield. He joined the WNAX team in September of 1976 as the news editor. He continued on, taking on more jobs and challenges joining Norm Hilson in coverage of SDSU Jackrabbit football in 1979. From there Jerry became the News Director in 1990, when the legendary Bob Hill retired, where he remains to this day.

You can hear Jerry continuing his coverage of SDSU football as well as news on both WNAX and 1041 The Wolf. His talents don’t stop at the microphone, as he is the in-house technical support for all systems at WNAX. He keeps the station running and on-air in the worst of blizzards. Jerry really is a master of all trades.

Jerry lives in Yankton with his wife Cheryl and four boys: Ryan, Evan, Colin and Logan.


Recent Headlines

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Cell Towers Need Upgrades

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Several cell towers in Yankton County are in need of upgrades.

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Winter Will Be Cold, Or It Won’t Be

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While the Farmer’s Almanac might be calling for a bitter winter, weather experts are saying that depends.

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Local Sales Tax Revenue Higher

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The Yankton City Commission meets tonight at 7pm at the RTEC meeting building.

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Rail Car Shortage Not Improving

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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation, along with Governor Dennis Daugaard have been working with the Surface Transportation Board, trying to speed up rail grain shipments out of the state.

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LGBT Summit Held

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The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College on Friday.