Jerry Oster

Jerry Oster

News Director –

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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Health Care Facilities Put Up Help Wanted Sign

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Health care facilities across the state are among employers not able to find all the workers they need.

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Iowa Farm Land Still Selling High


Despite low agricultural commodity prices, Iowa farmland still seems to be in high demand -- with buyers willing to pay near-record prices.

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Two Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

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The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says two people were killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.