Your XL Country Afternoon host is a born and raised Montanan, a Marine Corps Veteran, and a Bobcat! Russell grew up in far eastern Sidney, Montana also known as "Almost North Dakota!" In 1999 he moved to Great Falls, Mt where he graduated from GFHS in 2003. After graduation he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Russell had a successful four years in the Marines, but decided after his third tour in Iraq that he wanted to go to college. So at the end of his enlistment he moved to Bozeman
I've been in radio for 20 years as a DJ, news & traffic reporter. I'm a big fan of country music and love playing all your favorite country songs on XL Country from 10am to 2pm each weekday! I have lived in the Great Northwest most of my life, and I love it. There’s nothing like the people in this part of the country! Plus we’ve got breathtaking scenery, myriad forms of recreation, amazing sunrises and sunsets…it’s the perfect place to raise a family! Rob and I have been married for almost 20 years and have 2 great kids.
Hi, I'm your new morning host on XL Country. I'm excited to be in Bozeman and looking forward to checking out all the fun things to do here. I moved to Bozeman from Sheridan, Wyoming, and when I'm not on the radio, I'm also a writer—my fourth book is due out this fall. Many years ago, I used to work in Hollywood and I once stood in Andy Griffith's shower. Call me on the show and I'll tell you why!
Sam Alex has always been a big fan of country music -- he's worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from the Chicago area, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BB