The KFGO Morning Crew, with a legacy of hosts like Lem Hawkins, Larry Ristvedt, and Tom Wynn, now features Doug Leier and Robbie Daniels on air from 5-8 a.m., along with Sarah Heinrich, Too Tall Tom Szymanski, Don Haney, Jack Michaels, and others. Robbie, a radio veteran of 30 years, joined in September, while North Dakota native Doug has been with KFGO since 2009.
Doug, from Williston and raised in LaMoure and Valley City, is an NDSU graduate and an ND Bottineau Game and Fish biologist. A husband and father of three, he’s a devout Christian and a proud German, only puts mustard on his bratwurst, and wishes the Waltons was still on TV.
Robbie began her radio career at KBTO in Bottineau, ND, then moved to KDSR in Williston, and has been in Fargo since 1991, serving as a morning and midday host.
What is the KFGO Morning show?
KFGO and the Morning Crew are more than just who’s on-air. Their listeners, who call, text, and message in, play an integral role in sharing important information to kickstart the day. With an award-winning News Center, a top-notch meteorologist, a highly respected figure in sports broadcasting, and an exceptional Ag team on air, they are committed to sharing vital information with listeners. Plus, they try to add a smile and laughter to the start of their audience’s day, even if it’s momentarily!
Doug & Robbie's Local Picks
Threshers & Baseball: Doug’s favorite activities change with the seasons but he never misses going to Rollog, MN every fall and RedHawks baseball on sunny summer afternoons.
Every Labor Day weekend in Rollag, thousands travel to celebrate the annual Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion—featuring 210 scenic acres of demos and exhibits—learn more about the historic event at rollag.com.
Red River: Any opportunity to be in or on the Red River is a strong suggestion because it’s right in our own backyard. If you haven’t canoed, kayaked, fished, or jet-skied the Red River—you are missing out on your own backyard! – Doug!
NDSU Pride: Bison Football Game & Tailgating.
Museum: A few hours at the Fargo Air Museum (so much history).
Music: A concert at Bluestem Amphitheater—such an amazing place to hear music, and there’s no bad seat in the house. – Robbie
Who are Doug & Robbie—really?
Biologist & Family Man: I [Doug] am a full-time biologist, so my side hobby is more about spending my time with my family neighbors and friends.
Traveler: I [Robbie] love to spend time with my husband. He and I love adventure and will get into the car and just drive to wherever the road takes us. We find interesting places, people, and, of course, restaurants.
Classic Cars & Lake Life: We also love classic cars—we have a 1962 Chevy pickup and a few others—plus, we love lake life and I (Robbie) am a huge reader.
Craziest moments with the KFGO Morning Crew?
“A few years back Don Haney and I were talking about how much we loved breakfast pizza. Without requesting or asking, a listener (in the middle of the night, mind you) went and got a breakfast pizza and brought it to the station at 6 a.m. One of the more serious and humbling [times] was having a couple of wonderful online listeners from Kansas drive all the way to Fargo for our KFGO picnic to meet us all! – Doug
“I’m new to the show and finding out those little idiosyncrasies can be pretty humorous. Such as, I never realized I’m a loud yawner. Doug pointed that out.” – Robbie
Doug & Robbie's Local Food Picks
Burgers: Any local hamburgers from places like the Cornfield Cafe in Dunn Villa to the Flying Pig in West Fargo. – Doug
Dakota Vines Vineyard & Winery: Short drive south of Fargo, Deb and Bob created a place so quaint, with delicious wines, fantastic pizza, and a vineyard story that will make you smile. – Robbie
Doug & Robbie's Hidden Picks
Explore: There are fun, odd things like walking over the I-94 walk bridge. It never gets old no matter the age, it’s fun and exhilarating, and the price is right. Google places like Magnolia Wildlife Management Area, don’t be afraid to go for a drive and find a spot to take a walk, gas is too expensive just to keep driving around. – Doug
The Garden of Healing: On 51st Street and 32nd Avenue near the SCHEELS arena, it’s the sweetest little garden. A place to reflect, honor, and remember your loved ones. I [Robbie] had a brick placed there for my son who passed away a year ago. It truly is a little gem.
Vintage Point: I love this little shop just off 13th Avenue. It’s full of friendship and love. Seriously, you have to stop in and find out why