I’m Joe Standish, host of the mid-day show on 97.9 The Point! I’ve worked here since the very beginning in 2005. In addition to hosting middays, I also take care of many of the technical details behind the scenes.
I grew up in Billings, MT, and developed an interest in radio at an early age. I even built a small radio station as a hobby when I was a kid. When I moved to Rapid City to go to college at SDSM&T, I started working part time at our sister station, KSLT. When the Point signed onto the air, I served as the program director, and later became the station engineer.
I have been married to my wife Katie for almost eight years now. We both stay pretty busy with our two daughters, Evie & Amelia, and our three pets! I enjoy hiking, music, computers, grilling and cooking, running, and eating great food.
I am also very excited to serve such a graceful, amazing God. He never fails to amaze me or challenge me.
How long have you worked in radio?
How old are you?
Just old enough to start being vague about my age when asked! (I’m 34).
What's your favorite soft drink?
Coca-Cola, for sure. Pepsi is no substitute!
Do you have any pets?
Yes, too many, but I love them all! One dog (Juna, a border collie) and two cats (Lucy and Gary).
What are your top 3 favorite artists on The Point?
Mat Kearney, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Fireflight.