Hi I’m Niki, I’m a Northland girl through and through. I grew up in Cloquet, and eventually graduated from the University of MN-Duluth with a degree in Communications.  Although I have a confirmed case of wanderlust, with eleven countries under my belt and counting, I always make my way back home.

My life’s pace is seemingly set at 100 MPH. I’m a mom to three young daughters, a wife to wonderful man, a full-time employee, friend, daughter, volunteer, and more.  It makes for a crazy yet fulfilling life and definitely gives me LOTS to chat about.  My vices are coffee, gummy worms and snuggles with my girls.



Nate Grizzle, an Iowa native transplanted to Minnesota, is quickly learning to fully enjoy the Northland. Nate was an avid talk radio listener throughout high school. His passion for radio really took off in college, where he studied Radio Production. He particularly likes chatting live on the air with friends, both old and new.

When he’s not in the studio, you’ll also find Nate spinning records for his friends and relishing tasty grill outs on summer evenings. He’s a fan of Starbucks, Star Wars, and stargazing. Nate can strike up a conversation with anyone, and he likes spending time getting to know Life 97.3 listeners one-on-one.