Every weekday on 100.1 and 1140AM KXRB you hear Jerry Dahmen hosting his award-winning 'I Love Life' program. Jerry talks with folks about overcoming life's obstacles. Inspiring and heartfelt, the program has highlighted incredible people with incredible stories for years.

And through the years (and decades) Jerry has interviewed and visited the biggest names in the world as News Director at WSM in Nashville and KXRB in Sioux Falls. Virtually anybody who was anybody has talked into a microphone held by the hand of Jerry Dahmen.

Recently I had the pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee and some conversation with my old friend. I had come across some pictures from the KXRB file and asked Jerry about them.

Do you recognize who Jerry's talking to in the photo above?

If you've lived in South Dakota anytime in the past 40 plus years you probably do.

That's Jerry interviewing former Congressman/Senator Tom Daschle. For those that don't know (or need a brief history lesson), Tom was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1978 and served four terms. In 1986 he was elected to the United States Senate becoming Minority Leader in 1995 and Majority Leader in 2001.

It looks to me like Jerry was chatting with Tom as he was headed from...somewhere to somewhere.

For those of you who only know Jerry from his 'I Love Life' programs, I can tell you this: Yes, he's every bit as kind and understanding as you'd think he was. And if you ask anyone who's ever been interviewed by Jerry (and as I mentioned, he's interviewed everybody!) they'll tell you he is a true professional.

As we finished our coffee Jerry mentioned that he's working on a new 'I Love Life' book. I'll let you know when it's finished. It'll be a must reading.

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