Ox In The Afternoon
Monday - Friday, 2PM - 5PM
Dan “Ox” Ochsner, host of KNSI’s Ox in the Afternoon, hails originally from Fargo, ND. Ox lives in south St.Cloud with his wife Jan “Ox” Ochsner. They have no kids but treat their west highland terrier like actual offspring. Ox began his radio career in 1991 as a rock DJ in Fergus Falls and signed on as News Director with Leighton Broadcasting’s KDLM in Detroit Lakes in 1998. He came to KNSI in St. Cloud in 2001 starting “Hot Talk with the Ox” as a three-hour morning talk show covering politics and local current events with a humorous slant. His current show, Ox in the Afternoon weekdays from 2p-to-5p, adds the elements of good old-fashioned Central Minnesota afternoon fun and remote, on-location broadcasts from the region and world. The Ox is well known in St.Paul and Washington, featuring congressmen and senators from all over the state and country as frequent show guests. Ox’s humor, sincerity, and personality build new friendships with every broadcast.
Dan Ochsner is involved and connected in the community. He serves, or has served, on numerous boards, committees and organizations including Jaycees, Sertoma, Chamber of Commerce, and Boy Scouts. Ox was listed in the top 40 most influential people of the decade (2000-2010) in Central MN by the St. Cloud Times. Ox has an associates degree in radio and television broadcasting and a bachelors degree in business; is a credentialed Minnesota Capitol press corps journalist; and past-president of the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters.
Recent Career Highlights:
- 2014 Special Congressional Recognition from Michele Bachmann
- 2014 Live broadcast at Michele Bachmann’s office in Washington DC
- 2014 Live broadcast from CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in Washington DC
- 2014 Live broadcast from the FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” event in Washington DC
- 2013 Live broadcast from the U.S. Senate.
- 2013 Live broadcast from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit.
- 2012 Live on-location Presidential campaign broadcasts:
- Iowa Caucus
- New Hampshire Primary
- South Carolina Primary
- 2009 and 2005 Embed in Iraq with Minnesota National Guard.
- 2004 Emcee, St. Cloud, Minnesota rally for President Bush.
Ox Talks Tuesday
Join KNSI and The Ox every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Red Carpet Martini Lounge and go over issues of the day while enjoying food and drinks!