Steve Graphenteen


I am the General Manager for K101 / KQAD Radio, I started working at the Luverne stations October 1, 1980…So yes I have been here a very long time. I grew up in the area, first living in Jasper, my family then moved to Magnolia where I graduated High School in 1974. I attended Brown College in Minneapolis, and graduated with a degree in broadcasting.

My first radio job was in Ainsworth Ne. Then worked at KXRB in Sioux Falls for a year, and one year in Pipestone.

In 1979 I married my High School sweetheart and the love of my life MaryJo Iveland. We have 2 boy’s, Taylor his wife Vashti, White Bear Lake and Anthony who lives in Luverne. My free time is spent working in the yard every spring, summer & fall. I also enjoy hoping on my bicycle and biking 15 to 20 miles a day when weather permits. I also enjoy following the Cardinal Hockey and baseball teams…And like to get out a do a little golfing from time to time.

This business has allowed me the opportunity to meet and work with a lot of wonderful people over the years from my days as a Sales Rep for K101 & KQAD.