Kiss Crew

Nikki Laurence
On-Air Host and Emporia Sales Manager
KISS 103.1 The Deep End: Monday – Friday 3pm to 6pm
My Country 99.5

Nikki has been with My Town Media for 2 years she hosts The Deep End weekdays from 3pm to 6pm, home of the Minivan Mashup and Nikki’s Dinner Dance Party on KISS 103.1. Nikki is also the Emporia Sales Manager for My Country 99.5 and KISS 103.1.

Nikki’s favorite part of radio is of course the music. Music has always been an outlet in her life, because she feels it can express feeling more than words alone, music can alter moods and bring people together. She enjoys talking on the radio because she loves entertaining and being a positive, uplifting voice. Nikki really likes how interactive radio can be, it’s almost magical. Radio stimulates response from listeners, the magic is that what they are told isn’t face to face. Radio is broadcasted from one area and one voice to many areas with many ears quickly, effectively and efficiently. Nikki’s favorite music is alternative and when asked about her favorite song, “I can say with confidence it’s a toss-up between The Used – The Taste of Ink and The Starting Line – The Best of Me. Both songs have stimulated great memories in my life.”

Nikki is originally from Andover, Kansas but also considers Lyons, Kansas her home because that is where she experiences a lot of lessons in growing up. She has 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys all ranging from ages 7 to 16. Her husband her met while working at Applebee’s in Emporia and have lived here ever since. In her free time, she enjoys throwing Disc Golf with her friends and really enjoys playing with her children, camping at the lake back yard grilling, dressing up for special occasions, painting singing karaoke and watching football. “I’m a sucker for professional football and I love the Pittsburgh Steelers. My father is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so my fate was decided early on in life. Later on, I married into the Chiefs Kingdom, my husband is from Kansas City and “bleeds” Red and Yellow. Together with our friends, we cheer the Chiefs on every chance we get!”

Nikki’s favorite quote, “You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of being.” – author unknown

Lindzey Thomas
On-Air & Production

Lindzey has been working for My Town Media for 20 years and is host to many shows in our company including:

The KISS 103.1’s Morning Show in Emporia, week days from 6am to 10am
Hot 105.5’s  Morning Show in Chanute, week days from 6am to 10am
97.7 The Dawg’s Midday Show in Burlington, week days from 10am to 2pm
KISS 104.7’s Midday Show in Hays, week days from 9am to 2pm

Lindzey got into the radio business at 18, right out of high school as her attempt to dodge college, no really it was because she loves music, however, she can’t sing a note and never learned to play an instruments, but she has always loved to learn about bands and different genres of music. Lindzey says radio gave her the opportunity to be around music even if it was just talking about it. Lindzey is a concert junky, she loves live music and the atmosphere of being in a stadium or venue listening to her favorite songs played right in front of her, it has always been an escape for her. She loves Alternative Rock and her favorite song is Creep by Stone Temple Pilots.

A message from Lindz, “I have two amazing boys. My oldest shy and really into sports. My youngest is outgoing and into anything that is wild and wacky. I’m married to a wonderful husband who I’ve been with almost as long as I’ve been working here at MyTown Media which means we had a lot of dates in a studio playing cards while I was board op’ing high school football / basketball games when we first met.  We also have a cat named “Silver” who is the queen of our house and knows it.”

When asked about her favorite sports team, “Depends, if my husband and boys are asking me, because then it’s the Kansas City Chiefs. If they’re not around then it’s the Dallas Cowboys.”

Lindzey’s Favorite Quote: “I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature.” – Courtney Love