Meet Our Staff
Marie Rock, Program Manager
My name is Marie Rock. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where I graduated from Maryvale High School. I moved to Denver, Colorado to get married in 1984, and eventually moved to Minnesota.
I am a former Contracting Officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs – I worked there for 10 years, and at the same time, held a part time position as an Announcer for C.D. Broadcasting in Bemidji for KKBJ. When the government eliminated most P.L. 93-628 Contract positions, I went to work for R.P. Broadcasting as a full-time Announcer. I moved up to Promotions Director, and eventually added Assistant Program Director to my title. I worked in that building for 12 years – in various shifts on three stations (Adult Contemporary, Oldies, and Classic Country) with my last shift being a morning show host and a Friday night 80’s show host. After working for R.P. Broadcasting, and a few casino jobs later, I decided to attend college.
I attended Bemidji State University in 2004 and graduated in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and a minor emphasis in Sociology. After college I went to work for Oshki Manidoo – White Earth’s Adolescent Treatment Center in Bemidji. I worked there as a Youth Counselor. I really enjoyed working with kids, but the opportunity for radio came, and I went to work as Program Manager for KOJB here in Cass Lake. I have been here since 2011.
I live in Cass Lake with my husband Lee and my son Justin. I am the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, and I have a daughter that lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Shontel Isham, Business Manager
Ahneen, Hello from my beautiful state of MN. Born with Leech Lake Ojibwe in my blood and Bear clan in my soul. I enjoy every season and I am inspired by the plant kingdom. I have been in the holistic business for nearly 20 years with teachings of well-rounded healthy living - naturally ( health care system for 17 years prior). I moved to Hackensack and comes in the radio movement. I volunteered at KOJB for the past ten years with the Southern Country Gospel Show and working with Amper's Arts and Heritage Cultural Grant with the Traditional Plants Program-for every illness there is a plant for healing. With a forward drive on life - The position of Business Manager came up and I thought my brain is ready for new knowledge. I am passionate about the radio biz- hosting, programming shows and now Business Manager, bringing educational, informative content to the band members.
Chairman: Faron Jackson, Sr,
Secretary/Treasurer: Leonard Fineday
District I Representative: Kyle Fairbanks,
District II Representative: Steve White,
District III Representative: LeRoy Staples Fairbanks III
Bonnie Fairbanks Stangle - Chair