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

6 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Unicameral Approves Infrastructure Bank

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts hopes the 600-mile expressway system can be completed now that the Unicameral has approved creation of the state infrastructure bank.

7 hours ago in Local

Branstad Gives Positive Review of 2016

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivered a mostly-positive review of the 2016 legislative session this morning (Monday)

8 hours ago in Local

South Dakota Hits Jackpot in Gambling Addiction

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The personal finance website “Wallet Hub” released an in-depth report on the most gambling-addicted states.

9 hours ago in Local

Map The Meal Gap 2016 Details Hunger in South Dakota

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Feeding South Dakota has released the “Map the Meal Gap 2016,” an annual study completed by Feeding America.

15 hours ago in Local

SD Starts Internet Tax Fight

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The State of South Dakota has sued four major internet retailers over their failure to pay state sales taxes. In turn, the state was taken to court by two internet trade groups.