Tim Mikkels, also widely known as “The Loaded Gunn”, ruled radio airwaves throughout the 1990’s. Known for his quick wit, great interviews and for having no filter, Tim was the era’s fan-favorite personality with a following that translated as an Arbitron (*Nielson) favorite as well. Consistently ranked as the #1 on-air personality in the Sioux Falls, (SD) market, “Gunn” was named South Dakota DJ of the Year in 1994. For more information on Tim, please visit timmikkels.com.
In 1994, Tim created Gunn Productions, Inc., based in Brandon, South Dakota. This full-service advertising agency has represented high-profile clients such as Avera Health, Dakota State University, the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, Fed Ex, Central Plains Dairy, (then) SD Governor Bill Janklow, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as well as many casinos and car dealerships across the United States. Tim currently provides many of the creative elements propelling powerful advertising campaigns for Billion Automotive, The Rydell Group, Eide Ford, Denny Menholt, Rushmore Honda and several others. After more than 20 years in business, Gunn Productions continues to boast impressive growth across the country. For more information on Gunn Productions, please visit gunnproductions.com.
Ever the entrepreneur, Tim created, hosted and produced a syndicated radio show, “Dakota Country Weekly” that aired on dozens of stations in the upper Midwest in the 2000’s. A countdown show, “DCW” played the biggest hits and interviewed country superstars on a weekly basis.
In 2000, Mikkels started the Talent Buyers Group (TBG). TBG has produced hundreds of live concerts, festivals and special events throughout the Midwest. Averaging 100 shows annually, TBG has earned the respect of talent agents, venue managers, tour managers and artists alike as being one of the most detail-oriented, hard working, professional and courteous companies anywhere. Included in the acts Tim has contracted and promoted include Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, Luke Bryan, Clint Black, Dierks Bentley, Jay Leno, Tanya Tucker, Jerrod Neimann, the Charlie Daniels Band, Thompson Square, Phi Vassar, Diamond Rio, Craig Morgan, Jeff Foxworthy, Keith Urban, Sawyer Brown and many more! For more information on the Talent Buyers Group, please visit talentbuyersgroup.com.
Now, the next successful Gunn venture, soon to be launched, is “Gunn Country” – a 60-minute, one-of-a-kind, radio show with spicy humor, and engaging interviews that will blow listeners away! Tim’s unparalleled experience in the advertising, radio and music industries, coupled with his wit, humor and lack of filter, assures this show will be a hit coast to coast!
Twenty years in the making, “Gunn Country” is on target and ready to unload!
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE “LOADED GUNN” TIM MIKKELS
Tim has appeared on the cover of Radio and Records Magazine
He has emceed Inaugural Balls for two South Dakota Governors
He has served on the Super Panel for GRAMMY in the Schools Program
What others say about Tim:
“Tim’s leadership, energy and generous commitment were crucial to our Campaign victory.”
– Former US President George W. Bush
“Tim Mikkels is a former co-worker and longtime friend. I’ve known Tim for 25-plus years and have always respected and admired his professionalism and talent in all areas of broadcasting.”
– Don Jorgensen, 10pm News Anchor, KELO television
“It has been our privilege to work with Tim for the past 13 years on events. It is without hesitation that that we can speak highly of his professionalism and quality of work.”
– Mary Ann Boyd, Executive Director, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce