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A friend of mine once gave me the secret of slowing summer down- Anticipation. “Think about it.” He said, “When you were a kid

A Word is Worth 1,000 Pictures


I did a little fact checking on this- the average person (man or woman) speaks about sixteen thousand words a day- most are trivial

Art and the Outdated


Art is creating something original or unexpected that pleases ourselves.
Here is the story of this lamp:

Aren’t We All in Essence, Our Memories?


I have managed the Funeral Planning department for 10 years. “The best part of what I do is the learning the stories and life lessons of families

The Man Who Saved Christmas


If you’re having trouble summoning the holiday spirit, pay a visit to Jeff Gould’s radio studio. You might as well be entering the North Pole.

Emily Elizabeth and Clifford


Maggie has an old pickup she calls Clifford the Big Red Dog. It’s old and clunky and she has decided to make the best

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Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Even in this modern world, the most powerful teaching device is still the story. Stories are easy to remember and have the ability to get to the subtle points of life in a way that facts and figures can’t reach.

An observer of life, Jeff Gould often notices things that can benefit and instruct, and most often they are encased in a story. Jeff is not rich or famous, and does not wish to be. He is married, with a wife, four daughters and a mortgage. He is an everyday man who has met some remarkable people and learned some things that just may be helpful to you, if you have the time to learn.

The stories are short, they are sometimes humorous, they always have a point. Because, after all, who wants to listen to a pointless story?

Dead Air

A desperate and dying town seems blinded by the promise of a brand new casino and the charismatic charm of its promoter, a retired NBA star. But disturbing events sweep across the frozen prairie, stranding the town in a blizzard of blood, murder and betrayal.

Dead Heat

A desperate woman hides out in a heat-scorched town on the deserted plains. But her secret boils over and now she must face a crazed killer whose only motive is blood, murder and revenge.

Dead End


In early November, the dying plains town of Dansing, South Dakota sees the oncoming of winter and violence.  Strangers looking for stolen Nazi gold, hidden decades ago, will stop at nothing to find it.



 busier than the last, we often seek a warm voice to remind us of the best of what Christmas is about. That voice is Jeff Gould’s “A Prairie Christmas”. A longtime broadcaster, husband and father of four, Gould brings his nostalgic series to the Midwest airwaves each Thanksgiving through Christmas. Music, memories and stories sprinkle the one-hour radio show. But more importantly, A Prairie Christmas reaches into the homes of listeners, invites them to cozy up with hot chocolate in-hand, and share the message of Christmas and Christmas on the prairie.



Music, memories and stories sprinkle the one-hour radio show. But more importantly, A Prairie Christmas reaches into the homes of listeners, invites them to cozy up with hot chocolate in-hand, and share the message of Christmas and Christmas on the prairie.


Twas the Night Before Christmas
The secret to enjoying a favorite story is to try to hear it for the first time- here is a holiday classic.
Throughout history many families have been called to help ol’ Santa out. How a hardware store owner and his wife made Christmas for a family caught in hard times.
Chris’ Story
I call this story The Ring. How an expectant couple found themselves short of time, money and prospects- with only one thing of real value to carry them through- love.
Power Outage
The hum and whir of electricity and all of it’s multi-media distractions, is the center of our modern lives. A winter power outage causes a woman to fall back to older simpler memories- when the light of the world was a lantern and a candle in the window.
Santa’s Black Belt
This story is the memoir of a listener- Margy Ann Hembree-Sullivan: Oh, to have the ability to say the exact right thing at the exact right time! How a quick-thinking Santa made a magic Christmas moment for a little girl with no Christmas present. This is one of the many stories sent in by listeners.
Sid Weinkauf
On a very bad day, when I was feeling sorry for myself, I met a blind man named Sid who opened my eyes with a simple key chain and some words of wisdom.
Snow Plowing on Christmas Eve
A memoir of VJ Smith: Our lives run smoothly on the work of many, many support people who take care of our roads, hospitals and utilities. A snow plow driver gets a thoughtful gift from an appreciative soul.
The Hill
TEvery winter memory has a hill in it. The source of many a fond sledding memory. Here are a couple sure to make you smile.
The Sick Men and the Brick Wall
Author is unknown. Two bed ridden men in a hospital look a future filled with despair- except for a daily view out of the hospital window. A story of insight, hope and sacrifice.


What a great program! I learned a lot from all of the hours. Our listeners had quite a variety of Christmas Songs.
Kathy Limberg / KLQP, Madison SD

A Prairie Christmas is one of the most popular requested shows during the Holidays.
Dwight Mulder / Montivideo, MN

We are absolutely going with A Prairie Chistmas again this year. I was very happy with the program and think you guys do a great job!
Program Director / WHTC, Holland, MI


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