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bev headshot newBev De Vries
Mornings 6am to 9am

Married with children and grandkids gives me plenty of material to do a morning radio show every day from 6 to 9. Believing in Jesus as my Savior gives me the Hope I need to manage life and a radio station. Thank you for letting me share life with you every day for over 13 years! 

I’d love to hear from you:  bev@kcwnfm.org

Here are some interesting tidbits about Bev:

Best thing about living in Central Iowa
While I love the changing of the seasons, mostly winter TO spring, and the values of Midwest people, my favorite reason to live right here is my family all lives here too.

Favorite memory from early in your radio career?
I applied to work at KCWN when Lisa Williams was the manager.  She asked me to do a voice check and put me in the production studio. I just sat there, waiting for the ‘engineer’ to start to audition.  My only radio experience was a brief stint on WHO with my cousin Bonnie where the engineer did everything for me, including turning on the mic!  Lisa popped in and asked what I was waiting for.  When I told her the engineer she fell on the floor laughing.  Within a year, I was working at KCWN and believe me, there is no engineer to do anything for you!

You walk into the studio every day and hope you get to….what?
Connect with our listeners.  Through a story, an observation, a song.  Some days we laugh (especially on Bev and Steve Fridays!), sometimes we cry, we often pray. 

Be a proud parent for a moment.  Tell us about your kids.
Three kids who are really no longer ‘kids’.  Randy and his wife Jodi live north of Peoria, they own Centerpoint Electric. They are busy parents of Colby, 15, Tysen, 10, and Jessa, 7.  Stacey is married to Scott De Boef, they live in Leighton.  Scott sells farm equipment, Stacey wrangles 3 boys, Noah, 14,  Henry, 8, and Wyatt, 5.  Val is our youngest and she and her daughter Georgia, 7, live with us. Now you know why I’ll always have material for a radio show!

How does your spouse complete you?
I guess if being complete means one person would shop, one would not, one would hunt, the other not, then we are the perfect pair!  We have different interests and he actually has hobbies, but we both love God, love our family and have loved each other for over 40 years.  I guess that makes us complete.

If you weren’t an on-air personality you would probably be doing what?
My careers endeavors before radio included working at Strawtown making the onion rings and cheesecake, a real estate agent, owned my own consignment shop, in-home day care, first head cook at Pella Christian High, and a few other things here and there..but if I was NOT doing radio, I would be a teacher..for a day, in the summer.

You have a very rare opportunity to do nothing but what makes you happiest.  What do you do?
I’d be on vacation, in Florida, watching my family play on the beach while the pool boy brings me something cool to drink. 

Which of these three do you do most?  Read a book, watch TV or listen to music?
I listen to a LOT of music..every new song you hear at KCWN and a few you never will.

Who is a worse driver, you or your spouse?
If by bad driving you mean cutting corners and being unable to back up, then I guess it would be me.

What’s the best part of church for you…worship, preaching or pot lucks?
Can’t pick, I love them all!  If you come to our potluck, you’ll enjoy my signature dish: Mississippi Sweet Potatoes! 


13 hours ago

KCWN 99.9 FM

Making A Declaration
I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you. Psalm 22:22

We make so many declarations that we may not even realize the number we make on a day to day basis. We may be guilty of pronouncing our name over our day. We may begin our day in a rush, may check our phone a couple of times, look at emails, Facebook, LinkedIn or the numerous other ways of being noticed. We may not even have a thought of what God has in mind for the day. We proclaimed this day as ours, and we will do our daily routine trying to find success in all we encounter.

But what if we started the day, proclaiming this is the Lord’s day? What if we set aside our phones for at least fifteen minutes and started seeking his approval over the day instead of social media endorsements. What if we shouted His name over the day instead of trying to make our name heard? This could mean we have to lay aside agendas and seek a faith assignment.

His name is worthy of declaration in our day to day living. The sooner we realize this, the more success will pour out. We can have a life where the real things matter instead of trying to build up something which will not make it into eternity. We don’t have to buy into the temporal success plan. Proclaim God over your day and find the adventure you have been looking for.

Today in the Workplace
Who/What are you proclaiming in your daily living?
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