Louzader comes to Zimmer with 29 years of news experience, the last 25 in Springfield at crosstown Country KTTS-FM. He’s earned two National Edward R. Murrow Awards, the highest honor in broadcast journalism. In addition, he has won numerous regional Murrows and Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards for news anchoring and reporting.
Don Louzader has earned the trust of thousands of listeners over the years with his straight-forward, accurate reporting of local news.
John Zimmer commented, “As we build out our local news operation to serve the Ozarks community, it became apparent quickly that Don was the gold standard for the area. We are thrilled to have Don Louzader be part of our team in Springfield.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to be joining a local company with a commitment to local news and information,” Louzader said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work at a heritage station in Springfield with a group of talented broadcasters who care about this community.”
Louzader will join Zimmer Midwest Communications on Monday, December 7.
On September 17, 2020, 101.3 FM changed their format from red dirt country to classic country, branded as "101.3 Real Country".