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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Firefighters Respond To Early Morning Fire

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Yankton Firefighters were called out this morning to a fire at Baldwin Filters, just northeast of the city.

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SOS’s Office Working Through Backlog


Besides handling all of the election duties, the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office is the location for most business filings in the state, from incorporations to loan and mortgage filings.

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Road Assessment Approved

Road Construction

The Yankton City Commission approved a special road assessment at their meeting last night that will lead to major improvements on north Douglas Avenue.

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Future Of Football Field Studied


The Yankton School Board at their meeting last night heard results of a public survey on the future of the Crane-Youngworth football field.

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Northwest Iowa Town Finds Radon Problem


Akron, in northwest Iowa has a large numbers of homes with a radon problem.