KKOW Summer Intern Update

KKOW summer intern, Anissa Zagonel conducts and
interview during Trade Talk last year.

Completing her second summer as a recipient of a NAFB Foundation Internship Grant at KKOW (Pittsburg, KS), Anissa Zagonel was born and raised in southeast Kansas. She graduated from Girard High School in 2013, where she was involved in FFA. Currently, a sophomore at Kansas State University, she is majoring in agricultural communications and journalism, with a minor in agronomy.

In Anissa’s second summer with KKOW Radio she did day-to-day market reports, agricultural news stories, and programming. “Throughout each summer, Anissa helped conduct interviews at our area’s Four-State Farm Show where we broadcast live interviews on air two days in a row starting at 7:30 a.m. and going until 3:00 p.m.,” said Kalyn Parsons (KKOW, Pittsburg, KS). “Each summer she has helped with our county fair tour, conducting interviews and making commercials to showcase local county fairs,” Kayln added. Anissa’s mentor, Kayln Parsons, was born and raised in Southeast Kansas. As she was growing up, her family farmed and ran a commercial cattle operation, which fueled her passion for agriculture. 

Kalyn Parsons

During high school, Kayln was very active in FFA, holding a chapter officer position two years in a row, and served as a junior officer the previous two years. She graduated from Girard High School in 2008. Following high school, Kayln attended Pittsburg State University (PSU) so she could stay close to home and help her family run the commercial cattle operation.  She graduated with a BS in communications in 2012. Kayln accepted the position as Agriculture Director for 860 AM KKOW in August 2012. Kayln said she feels like she “has never worked a day in her life because she loves every aspect of her jobs!”