MEET THE POWER 97.7 TEAM

 

Rick Masters

Email Rick: rick@power977.com

The City of Roses, the Summer of Love. That's where...and when it all started.

Being born in Southern California in the late 60's, it was a given that our hero would be an avid and staunch LA Rams fan. Fast forward to 1988 and Rick gets his first job in radio. Then, sometime in 1989, he gets his first real break and is hired to work a classic rock station in Springfield, MO. Given the things he witnesses, it no surprise he emerged from that experience dazed and confused. Fortunately.

 

Ruthie Hart

Hi, I'm Ruthie "Mad Dog" Hart, your Queen of the Midday

I have the pleasure of taking you through your work day with the best rock music ever. Thank you for that opportunity.


Born and raised in St. Louis, I was a "starving artist" performing in local and regional theatre, dinner theatre, television and radio commercials along with modeling. Moving to Sedalia, in 2004, I worked with my husband Gerald in his photography studio until he "retired".

I wasn't ready to retire yet so, here I am hanging out with you every day.

I enjoy my life with my husband, our children and two cats. I'm into bird watching, fishing, paddling, wine and working out.

Favorite artists: Beatles, Rolling Stones (my first concert), John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Monet Degas and Van Gogh.

Favorite quote: "Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world." -George Bernard Shaw

Favorite books: Chronicles of Narnia and anything by Hemingway

Some things I still want to do: Play the harp and paint with watercolors

Email Ruthie at ruthie@power977.com


Marc Elliot

Marc Elliot’s radio career began when he was 12 years old and operating a pirate radio (unlicensed) station in his parents attic. Marc’s station got the attention of the morning DJ from one of the local radio stations in his hometown. Agreeing to turn off his pirate station in exchange for the ability to job shadow the morning DJ, Marc’s career would soon take off. After getting “keys” to the station, Marc began showing up before the morning DJ and one day – ended up on the air when the morning DJ didn’t show up for work.

At the age of 17, Marc dropped out of high school to work fulltime in radio. Over the years, Marc would move around the Midwest from Columbia, Missouri to Davenport, Iowa to Columbus, Ohio. After spending most of his career in Columbus, Marc moved back to Columbia in 2001.

Along the way, Marc also became a Police Office. In 2006, Marc left radio to work full time in law enforcement where he became a Sergeant and a Public Information Officer. His involvement in several high-profile murders brought him to Good Morning America and Fox News. Marc also appears in several books and made for TV movies and crime shows. Marc retired from law enforcement in 2018, after 24 years of service.

A random encounter with the owner of Power 97.7 brought Marc back to the airwaves in February of 2021. Because of modern technology, Marc’s show originates from his home at the Lake of the Ozarks where he enjoys spending time his fiancé, Michelle, and their three grandchildren.

Email Marc: marc@power977.com