Brian "Gritty" Snider

Brian "Gritty" Snider grew up in Chester listening to KSGM and has now worked for Donze Communications since 1987.

A 1987 graduate of Chester High School, Snider began working for KSGM in September 1987 while studying radio at Broadcast Center in St. Louis. Following his graduation in February 1989, he has been with Donze Communications ever since. From 1989 to 1993, Snider was the nighttime DJ on KSGM AM 980 and served as the station's music director.

He served at the radio Voice of the Yellow Jackets since 1988 until January 2017.

In November 2016, KSGM changed formats from Mainstream Country to Classic Country and Gritty moved to the host of the Morning Honky Tonk.

In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading autobiographies, hanging out with his friends in Second Life and spending time with his adopted cat "Queenie."