Saga Communications/Des Moines Radio Group is losing one of our most valued, 25-year programmers, as Scott Allen leaves for a VP Marketing position with a Des Moines insurance company. As a result, we have the rarest of opportunities for a PD/Ops Manager. KSTZ Star 102-5 is already, consistently at the top of its game among P25-54 and is #1 W25-54. We have an amazing, winning morning show with “Ken, Colleen, and Kurt,” and we are in search of a true “coach” – beyond just weekly aircheck sessions. We want more than just a PD. This job will be filled by one who can not only direct but who can truly inspire.

As Operations Manager, you’ll also be responsible for programming Soft AC KMYR “More 104.1” and overseeing the legendary Classic Hits “93.3 KIOA” and Rocker KAZR Lazer 103.3, each with talented Programmers of their own. You’ll also oversee the other five stations in the Des Moines Radio Group. We know that music is extremely important – but we also know that winning isn’t just about the music. Winning requires compelling content “between the music” that is designed to deepen relationships, drive ratings, and build revenue. This type of content has tentacles that reach far beyond just music on the radio.

Your cover letter must tell us what all of this means to you. Email everything you want us to see and hear to Saga VP/Programming Bob Lawrence at This is a big job for big talent and requires a minimum of three to five years programming experience. See more market details at Saga Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.


The Des Moines Radio Group has positions available for both experienced and beginning Account Executives. The Des Moines area is experiencing explosive growth, and we need enthusiastic and persistent salespeople to find, sell, and service new business as well as handling existing clients. You’ll sell advertising on the best collection of radio stations in Iowa and help local businesses flourish.

There are very few jobs that give you satisfaction as well as the rewards, and sales for the Des Moines Radio Group is one of them. We offer a generous compensation plan to get you started as well as training and full benefits after 90 days.

Send your résumé and cover letter to Director of Sales Michael Hope at The Des Moines Radio Group is an EOE.


Do you love listening to the radio and finding a new favorite song? But, do you also like the commercials? Are you a quick study with a creative bent? Are you ready to get hands-on in advertising?  And, of course, do you want to have some fun this summer, AND get paid?  Then this is likely the internship for you!

The 2019 Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group will concentrate on learning about Branding and Sales for broadcasting. Additional time will be spent learning about the radio business from studio to business office, to marketing to assisting with events.  After 12-weeks, you will have a working knowledge of radio, sales, branding, and a few fun stories to share this fall.

The position is up to 26-hours a week, including some weekends.  You will start with a week-long overview of the radio business, then move into an intensive 9-week work/ study experience in the Branding and Sales department, followed by 2 weeks with promotions, including time at the Iowa State Fair. (Length of assignments may vary.)

Skills or classes that may be helpful for an applicant (applicants will be considered without these): Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, and more. Classes or skills in business decorum, creative writing, marketing, ethics, and communication – including journalism, media, and broadcasting.

The DMRG Special Internship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student with an interest in, and aptitude for, the business of Radio Broadcasting. Applicants must do the following:

1) Demonstrate their ambition to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.
2) Be in possession of a good academic record. (Please enclose unofficial transcript.)
3) In the cover letter, include a paragraph about: A. Your favorite brand. B. Your favorite ad for that brand. C. Why it is your favorite brand?
4) Be willing to commit to a 12-week, first-hand, summer internship at the Des Moines Radio Group in Des Moines, Iowa from May 28-August 18, 2019.

  • The DMRG Scholarship is $5,000 (gross) to be paid as taxable wages bi-weekly during internship.  Student is responsible for any housing costs during internship.
  • (Employees and family members of Saga Communications, its subsidiaries or competing companies within a 100-mile radius are not eligible.)