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

3 hours ago in Local

SD Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Death Penalty Repeal Bill

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota is in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

4 hours ago in Local

Davison County Commission Rejects Permit for Wind Farm

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The Davison County Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed wind farm just west of Mitchell.

7 hours ago in Local

Medicaid Expansion Still on Track in SD

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There isn’t much talk about Medicaid expansion in Pierre right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything moving.

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Aging SD Population will Pressure State Finances

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While much of the legislative attention is focused on giving teachers’ pay raises, another sector of public service employees may need to be next.

8 hours ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune Pushing for Aggressive Senate Agenda

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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that they may not take up many major issues this year due to the Presidential election in November.