The 8-Man All-Star Radio Network Returns June 11th

The Kansas 8-Man All-Star Radio Network is a production of Dierking Communications, Inc. and is broadcast live across Northeast, North Central, and South Central Kansas. Affiliations are available for stations who wish to broadcast the play by play competition that takes place in Beloit, KS each June.

Sideline Interview
Sideline Interview

The staff at 94.1 KDNS-FM ‘KD Country 94’ in Glen Elder produce all aspects of the network broadcast, and distribute it to affiliate stations via internet and telephone connections. The Kansas 8-Man All-Star Radio Network launched in 2009.

KDNS-FM General Manager Wade Gerstner, along with KDNS-FM Sports Director Dusty Deines provide the play by play call for both the 8-Man, Division I and 8-Man, Division II games. The network also maintains an internet presence at

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 90 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.