Morning Mess Brainerd Pres

The Morning Mess with Ken and Tess

Weekdays 6am-9am

Weekday mornings from 6-9am listen in on, ‘The Morning Mess with Ken & Tess’. They like to entertain, inform, and have fun and get their listeners involved with the show. Someday, they hope to get it right!

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UPDATED: Halloween Happenings In The Brainerd Lakes Area

           2023 HALLOWEEN / HAUNTED                     EVENTS IN THE B.L.A UPDATED:  10/27/23 FRIDAY/SATURDAY……. Light Up The Dam presents Camp Spooktacular Fri.-Sun. Oct. 27-29 at the Crosslake Recreation Area on...

Halloween Happenings In The Brainerd Lakes Area

If you are looking for some fun this Halloween season, here is a list of a few ideas – from no-scare to low-scare… from high-scare to INSANE-scare… Check out these...

Brainerd Lakes Area Easter Events 2023

If you are looking for some Easter Weekend FUN… here’s a list of events happening in and around the Brainerd Lakes Area!!! SATURDAY 4/8 A Hoppin’ Out of Hibernation Arts...

List Of Winter Fun Activities In The Brainerd Lakes Area

Years ago, the arrival of winter in the lakes area meant everything came to a halt. There were no events planned. That is not the case anymore! Every weekend through...

Where In Crow Wing County Is My Snowplow?

Well, with the recent snowfall in the Brainerd Lakes Area and the possibility of a “major snow event” happening next week, it is obviously snowplow season and residents of Crow...

wacky wheel

The Wacky Wheel of Wonder. We spin the wheel to find a game. Possible games: The Family Feud, 5-second rule, Catch Phrase, Password, You Talk Too Much, Buzz Word, Music Piece Theater, or You Said Stu Said. Prizes include a $20 gift certificate to the Black Bear Lodge and Saloon, $15 gift certificate from Von Hanson’s Meats, $20 gift certificate Old Open Window, $20 gift certificate Sage on Laurel. (all gifts subject to change) The Wacky Wheel takes place Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at approximately 7:20


stump dummies

Stump the Dummies. Listeners call in to ask us a trivia question. If they stump us, they win a certificate good for a pizza from Prairie Bay. Tuesday at approximately 7:20


totally useless trivia

Totally Useless Trivia. We ask a trivia question, and the first to answer correctly wins. Prizes include: , Pizza Ranch Buffet certificate, $10 gift certificate Firehouse Subs, $15 gift certificate Turtle Town Books and Gifts, $15 gift Certificate from Caribbean Beach Tanning Salon, $20 gift certificate Commander Restaurant. (all gifts subject to change) Monday thru Friday at Approximately 8:35

Ken Thomas

Ken Thomas first opened a mic in 1977, on a station playing exclusively polka music. That explains the occasional accordion music coming from his cubicle. Ken enjoys watching and playing sports, and still plays basketball, hockey, and golf, and likes to downhill ski.  He likes the outdoors, fishing, boating, camping. Ken likes music of all types, and plays drums in two bands. It’s plain to see he hasn’t grown up yet, but when he does, he hopes to get a real job. Ken can be found every morning from 6-9am with Tess Taylor, on the Morning Mess with Ken and Tess. They like to entertain, inform, and have fun and get their listeners involved with the show. Someday, they hope to get it right.

Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor is originally from Duluth.  She went to college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication.  She started her radio career in the Duluth market in 1996.  Tess moved to the Twin Cities where she worked for the Minneapolis affiliate of Radio Disney for four years, taking a 3 month hiatus to live in Mexico, just because!  She left the Cities in 2004 after getting hired at WJJY in Brainerd to work beside Ken Thomas on the Morning Mess with Ken & Tess.  She also works middays on Today’s Best Country, B93.3.  She is the News Director and the Public Service Director for all 6 radio stations at Hubbard Radio Brainerd.  That is where she has been for the past 18+ years.  She lives in Breezy Point with her 10-year old daughter, Lola. Tess enjoys working (yes, even THAT early), volunteering with a number of lakes area non-profits (including the Alzheimer’s Association, and Habitat For Humanity), attending church functions, but mostly being a mom spending time “hanging out with” her daughter, reading, and binge-watching Kids Baking Championship with Lola on weekends, even though Tess dislikes baking!  She’s a proud member of the recovery community in the Brainerd area and encourages anyone who is struggling with an addiction of any type to reach out for help.  It can change your life – for the better!