Hello, my name is Arch Ecker, or 'The ArchMan". I moved to Topeka with the RoadRunners hockey team in 2007, and have felt at home since the day I got here. I've worked 12 years in radio in Montana doing pretty much every job there is to do in a station, and I'm thrilled to be back in radio with Country Legends.
I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and moved to Butte, Montana in 1990 to help a good friend run a Domino's Pizza franchise. I played bass and sang in a classic rock band called "Venus Alley" from 1993 until I moved away in 2006, having the honor of opening for bands such as Kansas, Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon, George Thorogood and more. I also worked in the local radio stations, eventually working my way into the morning show on 95.5 KMBR for the final five years of my stint there. And as if there wasn't enough going on, I also broadcast hockey games for teams in Butte and nearby Helena, MT. My plate has been full for years, and I don't really know any other way to do it. I still webcast Topeka RoadRunners hockey games here in addition to my duties with the station. You can catch all the games right here on the station website or through a free app available for your iPhone or other smartphone.
Since I've been in Topeka, I've been fortunate to make a number of excellent business contacts, and more importantly, some great friends. I played in a local cover band called "Loose Change" and later in a band called "The Big Dogs". I still fill in with other bands when called upon, and have recently dipped my toes into the world of dueling pianos. I am a single Dad with a 19-year old son, Kenneth who is a musician in his own right, who has played and toured with a metal band called ElctrikChair. I write and record my own songs, play adult league ice hockey, and used to ride my motorcycle occasionally but the carbs are all gummed up and I haven't gotten them fixed, and don't mind a round of golf now and again but I'm no damn good at it.
I'm proud a part of the Country Legends 106.9 team. I've become more informed as to the positive influence the station has in the community. It's an honor to work with a station that hasn't lost sight of what local radio is all about. Thank you for stopping by our website. Feel free to drop a line.... I answer all my e-mails.