Jeff was born in Lake City, Iowa. Jeff later met the love of his life, Jana, and made her his wife in 1982. The Fullers reside in Cherokee, Iowa, where they currently own AM and FM radio stations. But they take the most pride in sharing their lives with five amazing, witty, fun-loving children. That love permeates the business he runs: 5 Star Communications takes its name from those children. Through his successful career in radio, Jeff has maintained a valuable reputation as a community-first media owner, one whose active role in each community he reaches with radio is unsurpassed.
That broadcasting career Jeff began 30 years ago started on-air, but he grew in confidence and ability and branched into sales and virtually every aspect of broadcast and Internet radio along his journey. That path has taken Jeff to many fine small Midwestern cities including Windom, Minn., Emmetsburg, Denison and Cherokee, Iowa and now Vermillion and Yankton, S.D. Living and working in communities that are typically homes to 10,000 or less people, he knows full-well what it takes, day in and day out, for a local station to be great. It takes direct local involvement and unyielding support for not just the base community, but of all the ones in the listening area. His priority is the businesses and loyal listeners who make his success possible. Now serving as owner and president of 5 Star Communications, Jeff knows one person makes his career possible: You, the listener.
Simon Fuller, Jeff's son, was born in Windom, Minn. Growing up there, he was in the studios where is father worked when he wasn't outside. After studying business at Buena Vista University and his father's purchase of 5 Star Communications, Simon set out to Yankton, S.D., his current home where he lives with his wife, Karlee and their two children. Simon's lived a life on the radio, starting his career at the ripe age of 13 in Denison. His charisma and determination made him a natural fit for sales, and he now serves Classic Hits 106.3 and ESPN Radio 1570 as its sales manager and co-owner. No challenge intimidates him, instead, he welcomes them and looks for ways to help almost anyone that he meets. Like his father, Simon's true knowledge of the value of community-focused radio can go well be simple support for his listener's communities.