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The Sierra Radio Network
3015 Johnstonville Rd

(530) 257-8255 (TALK) / 257-8256
(866) 882-1277 toll free

Office
(530) 257-2121
(530) 257-6955 fax

On - Air Radio Problems
(530) 257-2121

Air Staff

Chris Montgomery - Morning Show

Chris Montgomery is a Northern California native and has been involved with country music for nearly 20 years. As a singer/songwriter, Chris found his place in the music industry as a recording artist and national touring act in the mid 90's, sharing the stage with artists such as Toby Keith, Little Texas and Marty Stuart. In late 1994, a lifelong dream was fulfilled as Chris took the stage on national television at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, (home of the original Grand Ole Opry) with hero and legend, Willie Nelson.

Chris continues to write his music and perform limited engagements in the local area. Chris is excited to be a part of the Sierra Broadcasting team and to be living here amongst friends and family in Lassen County. Catch Chris LIVE on the morning show or at an upcoming LIVE remote.

Jason Bernard -Sports Director

I moved to Susanville in October 2000 with my wife of 19 years, Lisa and my three children, Jordan 17, Adam 13, and Emily 11. Through my experience coaching and playing sports in Lassen County I have met hundreds of members of our community and have had the privilege of watching the current high school players come up through the ranks of local youth sports.

I started with the Sierra Radio Network in August of 2009 and have fallen madly in love with sports broadcasting. I like to tell people this is my new hobby. My goal will always be to get as many of our local kids names and athletic accomplishments on the radio. Our kids go from young athletes to grown ups so fast, I want to get their names and their voices on the radio as much as possible, and that will always be my main goal.

That is why I started the Athlete of the Month award in 2009, so I could recognize some of these kids from elementary school through high school and give them the publicity and the credit they deserve. I will always use every piece of information that anyone sends me about any level of our local athletes from Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties!

Tim Reinertson - Announcer

Marketing Staff
Rod Chambers - President & General Mgr.

Rod Chambers began his broadcast career in 1974 at Buck Owens owned KNIX, Phoenix. Rod's broadcast career took him to the gulf coast where he became administrative assistant for a broadcast group.

Rod spent most of the 80's overseeing sales at KVON/KVYN, Napa Valley, CA. before forming Sierra Broadcasting, Corp. which purchased KSUE/KJDX in 1989. In 1987 KHJQ was built and signed on the air as Susanville's second commercial FM service.

Today Rod continues as President, General Manager of The Sierra Radio Network based in Susanville. Rod sits on the Radio Board of the National Assn Of Broadcasters.

He is also an Executive Board Member on the California Broadcasters Assn and also serves as a board member on the International Broadcasters Idea Bank.
Front Office- Administration
Ruth Dike - Assistant General Mgr.
Ruth worked for Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, and then Avago as a Business Development Manager and Project Manager before joining the Radio team. She rew up on a ranch in Southeastern Oregon so coming to Susanville is like going home. She loves the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking and riding her horses.

Email: ruth@theradionetwork.com
News Director - Madison Cole
Host for Swap Shop program.

I began working as the News Director for the Sierra Radio Net in January of 2017. It is the most challenging and fun job to ever exist- and I am enjoying every minute of it! You can often find me running around Lassen or Plumas County with a pen in my hand and smile on my face. I am a life-long resident of Lassen County, and I plan to never leave the area. I love everything our community has to offer; from the wonderful people to the breathtaking landscape! Even when I am not at work, I stay constantly busy. I can often be found fixing cars, shooting guns, riding my motorcycle, or adventuring in Lassen or Plumas County. I also love to sing and play my piano every chance I get! But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. If you ever want to contact me, please feel free to email me at: news@theradionetwork.com or like my official Facebook page, Madison in the Morning.