Mark H. Reddig, the host of "Land Line Now", first came to OOIDA in November of 2002 as a writer and editor at the association's publication,Land Line Magazine.
A winner of several national awards for his work at the magazine, Reddig is a veteran journalist and member of the Truck Writers of North America, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas City Press Club.
He previously served as an editor for several local newspapers in Kansas and Missouri, and was editor of a Web site that covered the telecommunications industry.
He grew up with connections to the trucking industry: As a teen-ager, he worked part-time for his father, who operated truck tire centers for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.; members of his extended family worked for White Truck.
Reed Black, News Anchor, has more than 30 years of reporting experience. A University of Missouri Journalism School graduate, Reed began his career with the Armed Forces Network in Vietnam. He later worked as a reporter or news anchor at various television and radio stations - including the ABC and CBS affiliates in Kansas City, MO. Reed anchors the daily "Land Line Now" news on XM Channel 171 and makes regular contributions to Land Line Magazine.
Terry Scruton, Senior Correspondent spent a year and a half working for Land Line Magazine before joining the Land Line Now staff full time. He still writes the Roses & Razzberries column for the magazine and occasionally shares some on the radio as well. Before coming to Land Line, he covered transportation and trucking issues for The Packer - a produce industry newspaper.
Barry "The Iceman" Spillman, our Producer and Senior Sound Engineer, brings 24 years of production experience to "Land Line Now." Barry has been at the helm of thousands of commercial, music, radio and TV productions and has worked with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, C.W. McCall and Mannheim Steamroller. His work has garnered an Addy for excellence in Audio Engineering & sound design in a national TV spot. His award-winning production style and techniques bring a hard-hitting and fast-paced style to "Land Line Now."*
James Fetzer, "Land Line Now" Second Engineer, helps bring a youthful and edgy sound to the show. A 2004 graduate from Iowa State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications James has worked in various segments of electronic media, including working for NPR and freelance video production. Along with his engineering duties, James, or “Fez,” contributes to Land Line Magazine.
Teneille Leach is the Traffic Coordinator for Land Line Now. She first arrived at OOIDA in 2000, working for nine years in the Data Maintenance Department, which handles the association's membership database and circulation for Land Line Magazine. She returned in 2011, joining the Land Line Now team to provide key organizational support, including keeping an unruly group of disorganized men on track for more than their natural 5-minute attention span.
Mary McKenna is the Staff Reporter and Engineer, she has spent the better part of the past 30 years behind a microphone as an on-air personality. Part of an award-winning morning show in Kansas City for 25 years, she has been nominated countless times by the Country Music Association as Large Market Personality of the year.
Prior to that, Mary worked as a host, anchor, reporter and news director in radio and has produced radio talk shows for Blog Talk Radio, as well as hosting her own weekly talk show in Kansas City.
She is also a professional voice actor.
Mary is Land Line Now’s Utility Player. She brings both production and on air skills to an already talented staff. She anchors, writes and produces daily segments for the show.
Sandi Soendker, Editor in Chief of Land Line Magazine, brings more than 30 years of front-line journalism and publishing know-how to Land Line. She has covered the trucking industry since 1987.
Jami Jones, Managing Editor of Land Line Magazine and occasional co-host of "Land Line Now," has been in the trucking media since 2000. Whether judging the SuperRigs contest or researching hard-hitting analyses, she covers trucking from lug nuts to legislation - always with straight talk and with the trucker in mind.
Keith Goble is Land Line’sstate legislative editor. His news reports and “State Update” are your premier sources of information regarding your state’s legislative affairs.