Referred to as the “Hall of Famer”, Gene has been a part-time member of the KROS staff since 1965. He was inducted into the KROS Hall of Fame in 2006. Over the years, Gene has worked in many capacities from man on the street interviews to hosting a Big Band Show on Sunday’s for over 20 years. Gene became the new host of Homespun Lane in January 2011 replacing long time host Ellen Ketelsen who retired after hosting the program the past 22 years. He also works on-air weekends from 10 AM to 1 PM. Homespun Lane Page.