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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Breastfeeding Promoted

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Society tends to have conflicted views of how new mothers feed their newborns, as breastfeeding is seen as the better choice… as long as it’s not done in public.

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Partnership Seeks To Improve Life On Reservation

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“Partnership with Native Americans” is a charity organization dedicated to improving life on reservations across the country, including nine within South Dakota and a distribution center located in Rapid City.

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House Passes Bill To Rein In Spending

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In an effort to pull the federal government back and control spending, the U.S. House passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act.

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Rabbit Fever On The Rise

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A sudden rise in rabbit fever has been reported in South Dakota, particularly in the Black Hills.

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No Major Mold Problem At USD Building

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Federal workplace experts who were invited to look at a building on the campus of the University of South Dakota found no major mold problems, but did make some environmental recommendations.