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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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.