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Lila D. Harstad


Lila is the Owner/ General Manager of Rugby Broadcasters INC.  She is involved in Sales, Announcing, and Production.

She started as General Manager of KZZJ Radio in November of 1999 and became the only sole female owner of a Radio Station in North Dakota in January 2003.  Prior to her life at KZZJ Radio, Lila was the owner of 'Communications Network' selling Motorola 2-way Radios.  She has also worked as a salesperson at D&S Motors and The Pierce County Tribune.

Lila grew up in  Minot, and has a daughter Allison and son Arron.
Her hobbies are gardening and walking.
"I love what I do.  It is fun to help promote the Geographical Center of North America and see it grow!"

Bruce Allen

Bruce is the News Director at Rugby Broadcasters INC and has been in Rugby since December of 2002. The Local News at KZZJ is second to none in the State!

Bruce also represents Ward 1 on the Rugby City Council. Bruce's wife Mary Ann is a Night Manager at Leevers Foods in Rugby.

Bruce grew up in Madison, South Dakota attended Broadcast School in Austin, Minnesota and worked in news production at KAVT Public TV & Radio while attending school in Austin. Bruce has worked as a Morning Announcer at KDAK in Carrington, KHND in Harvey, KHOL in Beulah, Middays at KBMW in Whapeton and 12 years as News Director at KNDK in Langdon.

"I'm happy to be reporting on Local News events in Rugby.  It's a great community with so much going for it.  It's great to be working with a talented staff at Rugby Broadcasters.  Also love the area for it's fishing opportunities."

Eldon Borgen

Eldon joined the Rugby Broadcasters staff in 2013 as Marketing Consultant.  He is a Rugby area native and has worked in advertising and marketing his entire career. 

Eldon began his professional career in Minneapolis and over the years worked at the 3 largest advertising agencies in the Twin Cities.  He joined Target Corporation's marketing department in 2003 as Sr. Creative Services Buyer and helped produce advertising campaigns for Back-to-School, Hello-Goodbuy, Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day and Designer Apparel among others. 

"I'm really excited to be back home and working at KZZJ!  Rugby is a great small city and is lucky to be blessed with a host of very talented people in all aspects of life and business."

Carl Hauser



Carl joined the Rugby Broadcasters staff in the fall of 2013 as Sports Director.

Originally from Fergus Falls, MN, Carl attended Concordia College in Moorhead. He played football and was a History and Political Science major(s). After a few years in his hometown doing sports broadcasting and working at Target, Carl attended Brown College in Mendota Heights, MN. There he studied Radio Broadcasting and graduated in August of 2013.

He enjoys sports and long walks on the beach.

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