Faune Riggin has been with KZIM-KSIM since 2001. She is the Program and News Director, producer and host of REAL TALK WITH RIGGIN. Originally from North Dakota, she worked in music radio, was the Chief Forecaster for the CBS television affiliate, and moved to talk radio. She has held many pageant titles and speaks on eating disorders across the country. Riggin has two grown sons Dillon and Dawson, six grand babies, 3 cats, a parakeet, and a German Shepherd.
Riggin is active with many charity organizations and has many awards for broadcasting excellence. Including The Roger Fields Memorial Law Enforcement Support award and the Salty DOG award from SALT (Seniors and Lawmen Together). MBA Best News Feature, Best News Series, Best News casts, Recipient of the Mary Phelan Chiefs of Police state award, MO House of Representatives announced a resolution in her honor for Community Service, Many times over the Best Radio feature by the MO State Teacher’s Association, Best news series for radio in the National Communicator Awards for her boot camp experience An ARMY of ONE, Media Person of the year for MO Special Olympics, and the Distinguished Patriot Award from the Joint Veteran’s Council of Cape Girardeau.
Riggin was named one of the TOP TEN best radio programmers in the nation for small market radio by Radio Ink Magazine, placed on the US Congressional Record for her achievements in the US House by Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson, and was awarded the Community Service award from SALT. She was named a Leadership Honor Roll member of the University of Missouri Extension of Cape Girardeau County. She was awarded the 2012 RADIO award from the Missouri Public Health Association. She also serves as the “VOICE” of Special Olympics in SE Missouri. Also named A Salty Dog for her support of Law Enforcement in 2020. Riggin lives in SE Missouri and LOVES the Dallas Cowboys!