Monday, April 22, 2013
The pair will replace the Post-Dispatch's Bernie Miklasz, who stepped down to concentrate more time at the newspaper.
The sports radio world in the St. Louis area was waiting to hear who would succeed St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz after he announced in March he would step away from the midday gig at 101 ESPN Radio to concentrate on his work for the newspaper. We got the answer today: Chris Duncan, a member of the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals' World Series team, and veteran sports broadcaster Anthony Stalter will team up in the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekday slot starting on May 1. “This is a huge opportunity for both me and Anthony, and we’re excited about taking over the midday time slot on 101 ESPN," Duncan said in a statement. In the statement, the sports-radio broadcaster said Duncan is "one of the trio of hosts on 101 ESPN’s top-rated …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
101 Sportsline with Brett McMillan debuts Sunday morning at 6 a.m.
After a few weeks of studying up, a Lindenwood University junior is ready to step up to the microphone this weekend. Brett McMillan, who beat out 175 competitors in a contest last month to see who would earn a one year contract to become the next host at Creve Coeur-based 101 ESPN, will hit the airwaves for the first time Sunday, starting at 6 a.m. Since he was selected, McMillan said he's been working with Program Director Chris Neupert and has sat in with hosts to try and pick up the station's culture. He singled out Fast Lane co-host Randy Karraker, a Lindenwood graduate, for his help. McMillan grew up in Ballwin and moved with his family to Portland before returning to the area and attending O'Fallon Christian High School. "I love …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist will be stepping down from his midday radio program at the end of April.
101 ESPN Radio announced Friday that Bernie Miklasz, the longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist who will step away from his hosting duties at the Creve Coeur FM station later this month to concentrate on his duties at the newspaper, is staying affiliated with all-sports talker. In a statement, the station said it had reached an exclusive agreement for Miklasz to have a regular phone-in presence daily on the morning Zach and Rammer show, The Fast Lane on the afternoon drive, as well as a Friday call to the midday program which will succeed his own show, starting in May. Program Director Chris "Hoss: Neupert said the new arrangement is fun for the station because it will let hosts throughout the day pick Miklasz's brain. Details on who …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the newspaper columnist will devote his attention full-time there.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one of their own, sports columnist Bernie Miklasz, will focus his work on his primary employer and leave 101 ESPN Radio next month. Miklasz has anchored the midday 11 a.m-2 p.m. spot at the Creve Coeur-based all sports talk station. The paper reports: Miklasz said that on his 53rd birthday, in February 2012, he woke up and said to himself that he had to take control of his health. The first thing he did was lose a significant amount of weight, and the second was to streamline his professional life and work for one employer instead of spreading himself out. Read Also: Miklasz said “The Post-Dispatch was unbelievable about their commitment of stepping up and creating a job that will expand on my …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mizzou, SLU and other teams have plenty of ties to Creve Coeur and the St. Louis area.
March Madness is upon us as the annual NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament is here. The so-called "play in games" earlier this week determined the 64 teams which will begin pursuit of determining a basketball champion Thursday. (You'll find a handy, printable bracket in the PDF to the right of this text.) This year's field includes several teams and players with ties to Creve Coeur and the St. Louis area. Is your bracket ready? For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time and The Huffington Post shares 10 things you should know for the tournament. While workers across the country make predictions and watch to find out if their teams go on to win, U.S. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Program Director Kent Sterling is leaving the Creve Coeur-based all sports talker.
There are changes in the ranks to report at 101 ESPN Radio. The station announced this week that Program Director Kent Sterling will be returning to Indianapolis, his home before coming to the Creve Coeur all-sports talk outlet. Chris “Hoss” Neupert, the station's Assistant Program Director will assume the top spot effective March 18. Neupert has played a key management role with the station's broadcasts of St. Louis Rams football, and was previously the Program Director for KFNS Radio. Read Also: And next month, Neupert will shepherd a new program on the air. Brett McMillan, a student at Lindenwood University, won the station's contest to find a new weekend host, beating out more than 170 competitors who auditioned over the past few weeks…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Creve Coeur-based station is hosting a tryout competition which began Tuesday.
If you've always wanted to put your armchair quarterbacking skills to the test behind a microphone, there could be a weekend gig for you at 101 ESPN. The station launched a competition called Sportscaster Factor Tuesday night. D'Marco Farr, an afternoon co-host on the Creve Coeur station's program The Fast Lane, appeared on FOX2 News Tuesday morning with host Tim Ezell to talk about the contest.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder has been recovering from October surgery on a brain tumor.
Chris Duncan has made frequent appearances back on the airwaves at WXOS 101 ESPN Radio following surgery in October on a brain tumor, but the former St. Louis Cardinal-turned broadcaster appears ready to resume his regular perch at the Creve Coeur based station. "REALLY looking forward to having @chrisduncan11 back in his chair for the @101ESPNFastLane tomorrow at 2:00. Welcome back, Dunc," was what Randy Karraker tweeted Sunday, about the drive-time show the pair have co-hosted with former St. Louis Ram D'Marco Farr. Duncan re-tweeted the message. Duncan has talked publicly about his recovery, both to St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Joe Strauss and to Rene Knott of KSDK-TV. Former Cardinals pitcher Brad Thompson has filled in dutifully …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jesse Finney will co-host a Saturday radio show on the Creve Coeur-based station later this month.
You may have heard his crimefighting story last month. But later this month, listeners of Creve Coeur-based 101 ESPN WXOS Radio will have a chance to hear Jesse Finney every weekend. Finney owns Finney’s MMA/All In 1 Fitness in Crestwood, and along with Chad Range, will host "MMA Hit Squad” Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. According to a press release from the station, the program will "preview upcoming fights, talk to fan favorites, and give the thousands of fans in St. Louis - one of America’s premiere fight towns - a place that feeds their love of this hybrid of boxing, wrestling, jujitsu, and other fight disciplines." Finney, who lives in Crestwood, is an experienced kickboxer, with a kickboxing record of 23–0, a boxing record of …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Also, Bob Ramsey's contract was reportedly not renewed at the Creve Coeur radio station.
Just in time for the start of an abbreviated National Hockey League season, Creve Coeur-based 101 ESPN has made a change to bolster the station's puck coverage. Jeremy Rutherford, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues Hockey Beat writer, joins the station as a "Blues Insider", contributing analysis on the station's broadcasts. He was heard on the station's airwaves Monday. On the air, the station revealed he'll also host St. Louis Faceoff Today on the station, Sundays from 12 p.m.-2 p.m, with St. Louis Blues play-by-play announcer John Kelly. Read Also: Rick Venturi Leaving Co-Host Role at 101 ESPN Radio Tom Casey, who had served as the station's Blues Insider in addition to anchoring sports news updates throughout the day, is no longer with …