Ben Ziegler

DSC_3150Ben was born in Glendale, California and moved to San Diego at age 6. As a young boy he knew that he wanted to be ”that voice in the radio” someday.  His dream was realized after a year in Fort Collins, Colorado where he “leaned the ropes” of radio.  He then landed a job at a radio station he grew up listening to, 97 KSON Country, the number one radio station in San Diego.  Then he advanced to the legendary KCBQ Country, also in San Diego, and Ben’s radio career was off and running!  In 1995, Ben decided to leave the radio station he was working at in Cleveland, Ohio, to join, Jim Babbitt, also from San Diego, at the Red River Valley’s then KQWB Q-98. As the newly formed Ben & Jim Show, it was a big ratings success in its first book, which took the station to the top of the market.  Ben’s radio career has taken him to many cities…Fresno and Los Angeles in California with Pirate Radio, Tampa and Miami’s WIOD AM Talk, Cleveland and Akron’s WKDD, New Jersey’s 101.5 FM, the biggest talk station in the New Jersey-New York market, and Phoenix Arizona.  He’s worked in many formats, from Talk to Country, from CHR to Rock and Oldies…but never Polka, to date!  Ben’s radio experience includes responsibilities as Music Director, Program Director, Operation Manager, and most recently Program Director at WDAY AM in Fargo.  Ben loves morning radio best and has big plans of having a lot of fun doing it. “Radio is my Playground”