How about a shout out to this guy!  Duane Darr - you are a wonderful producer! Thank you!

OCTOBER 23, 2019

We will preview the World Title for women’s boxing and the professional fights that are happening in Springfield, Missouri on October 26, 2019. Coach Smitty will be here to tell us all about his boxers that are competing.

OCTOBER 16, 2019

Coaching comes in all kinds of forms. We are going to catch up with some different kinds of coaches and how they utilize parallel principles in coaching those that work for them. We will have national radio host Bobby Bones (American Idol coach and mentor), Missouri State University Content Strategist from the university’s communication department, Kevin Agee, and the communications manager for downtown Springfield, Jeff Kessinger.

OCTOBER 9, 2019

We are going to catch up with retired NFL official Larry Nemmers and retired coach Mike Keltner.

OCTOBER 2, 2019

It is here! Major League Baseball playoffs! Our correspondents, Don Louzader and Ethan Bryan return to preview the playoff schedule and make some predictions. We will also have author Loren Broaddus on as he shares some poems from his new baseball poetry book, Joe DiMaggio Moves Like Liquid Light.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

We catch up with West Virginia Mens Basketball coach, Bob Huggins and East Tennessee State University Men’s Basketball coach, Steve Forbes at the Missouri Basketball Coaches Clinic.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Back to our series on Sports Psychology, we catch up with the nationally renowned Sports Psychologist, Dr. Patrick Cohn…stay focused! We also welcome back Coach Holly Hesse as she introduces us to the DISC assessment test for teams.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

We celebrate the induction ceremony of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019! Join us as we have Tim Blasi and Mark Stratton in studio, plus celebrate Dick Jones, Joyce Mahoney, Rich Johanningmeier, and Bill Jasinski!


We continue our series on Sports Psychology with Director of Athletics at Drury University, Corey Bray and a panel of college athletes…stay strong!

AUGUST 28, 2019

Cheer for the Springfield Cardinals…we will be preempted this week, back on September 4th!

AUGUST 21, 2019

Get ready! We are opening up our series on Sports Psychology! Only the tough will prevail!

AUGUST 14, 2019

Our corespondents return! Don Louzader and Ethan Bryan will be here to update us on the Cardinals and Royal organizations.

AUGUST 7, 2019

We will showcase the World Team Tennis Champions, Springfield Lasers. Paul Nahon will be here!

JULY 31, 2019

We will chat with new William Jewell Men’s Basketball Coach Chris McCabe and his plans for the program and following legend Larry Holley. We also catch up with Missouri State University alum Coach Rodney Perry and his return to Missouri as an assistant coach at UMKC. We will also catch up with Drury University’s new Athletic Director Corey Bray.

JULY 24, 2019

Cheer for the Springfield Cardinals…we will be preempted this week, back on July 31st!

JULY 17, 2019

We are continuing our youth sports series and catching up with several athletes from the KC Midwest Basketball Showcase. We speak with some of the members of the Jr. NBA World Championship team, local five-star recruit Aminu Mohammed and multiple athletes, including Grady Dick, Sam Thompson, Taj Manning, Max Wisner, and Luke Kasubky. representing six different states.

JULY 10, 2019

We will continue our Youth Sports series with St. Louis Journalist Earl Austin, Jr. We will discuss his book, “You Might Need a Jacket” where he tells stories of crazy/”straight-jacket” parents and true (some you won’t believe) episodes of parent antics within youth sports.

JULY 3, 2019

Cheer for the Springfield Cardinals…we will be preempted this week, back on July 10th!

JUNE 26, 2019

We will revisit our Youth Sports series. Are we doing it right? Are our youth athletes getting the right message from sports? How can we make sure? We will have a panel to discuss with Colin Barnett of the YMCA and Sam Plummer with the Boys and Girls Club.

JUNE 19, 2019

Cheer for the Springfield Cardinals…we will be preempted this week, back on June 26th!

JUNE 12, 2019

Father’s Day is coming up and we are going to have our Sports Dads panel back on! Springfield Cardinals manager, Joe Kruzel, along with Ed Cleeton, Ryan Schafittzel, and Scott Hopkins, will weigh in on how we are doing with our young athletes. Co-host will be (duh) my father, Dr. Tommy Burnett.

JUNE 5, 2019

Let’s catch up with our Missouri Major League Baseball team gurus, Ethan Bryan (Kansas City Royals) and Don Louzader (St. Louis Cardinals). We will also have former Major League Baseball player Lucas Harrell on!

MAY 29, 2019

Cheer for the Springfield Cardinals…we will be preempted this week, back on June 5th!

MAY 22, 2019

Join us on as we speak with our college coaches panel on advising incoming freshmen athletes on how to make a smooth transition from HS to college. Our panel: Evangel Football Coach Chuck Hepola, SBU Women's Basketball Coach Kelsey Keizer, and MSU Assistant Soccer Coach Jack Roberts!

MAY 15, 2019

(Cue the Music!) It is time for our annual-two hour special-Trivia Showdown Throw-down! That’s right! Our trivia show is back! We will have the following teams battling it out: Art Hains and Don Louzader, Corey Riggs and Shane Friebe, and new to the show….Tom Ladd and Carly Deer Stubblefield! Ron Snodgrass will be here again to officiate! Send in your questions to!

MAY 8, 2019

Mother’s Day is coming up! We will honor our Sports Moms by bringing back our moms panel! Joining us will be my mom, JoBelle Hopper, Beverly Ramsey, Jill Widel, and Dawn Hale. Buckle up! This one will be a fun ride!

MAY 1, 2019

Christina Ford joins us about her journey with The Rebound Challenge. We will also have some WOW stories for you. We will also hear from General Manager of the Springfield Cardinals, Dan Reiter about some of their upcoming events.

APRIL 24, 2019

We will hear from Mr. ShowMe Basketball (and future Missouri State Bear), Isisah Mosley and Miss ShowMe Basketball (and future Missouri Tiger), Haley Frank. We also had Columbia Rockbridge Coach Jill Nagel on about her induction into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Assosication Hall of Fame. We will also catch up with umpire Shane Friebe about the new college and professional baseball rules. Don Louzader and Ethan Bryan will also be here to preview their favorite teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals!

APRIL 17, 2019

We will hear from some of the local Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Hall of Fame Inductees on their induction and what is going on in their careers now. Kevin Cheek, Scott Womack, Steve Frank, Dennis Cornish, Don West, and next week Jill Nagel. We also caught up with the National High School Basketball Coaches Association President and MBCA Vice President, Chris Nimmo, about the six-state Division I Showcases coming up this summer that the MBCA and Missouri High School Activities Association are partnering on.

APRIL 10, 2019

Coach Kelli Harper is unable to be here for this episode. Joining us will be the Talking Women’s Sports team of Reba Sims, Becky Oakes, and Lisa Tinkler to talk about their upcoming anniversary. We will also preview with Denny Hunt the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Celebration Weekend coming up with their Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet, including Players and Coaches of the Year and Mr. and Miss Show-Me.

APRIL 3, 2019

We catch up with Danita Moore about her officiating career and calling the state final fours this year. We also catch up with Coach Mike Keltner about the NCAA Final Fours and get his previews.

MARCH 27, 2019

Gatorade Players of the Year in basketball, Hayley Frank (Strafford) and Aminu Mohammed (Greenwood) and in Volleyball, Birdie Hendrickson (Logan-Rogersville) join us to celebrate their state championship seasons.

MARCH 20, 2019

Drury Lady Panthers are coming in studio to celebrate their tremendous season SO FAR as they head to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Coach Molly Miller, Daejah Bernard, Hailey Diestelkamp, Paige Robinson, Peyton Richards, Brooke Stanfield, and Lauren Holmes join us!

MARCH 13, 2019

The Missouri State Champions have been crowned in Class 1, 2, and 3. Join us as Corey Riggs, Shane Friebe, and I recap the weekend and preview what’s coming up with Class 4 and 5. Carter Riggs was a great co-host!

MARCH 6, 2019

It’s time again! The ShowMe Showdown Tournaments are here and we will be crowning the next state champions in Class 1-5 in Missouri. The Missouri State High School Activities Association gurus will be here to promote this exciting event! Join us with Kerwin Urhan, Kevin Garner, and Jason West.

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Spring Training! Baseball season is here! We are going to speak with Bill Rowe about why spring training is so important to Major League Baseball and Lucas Harrell about the players perspective and what it does for team development.

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Hiring employees can be a challenge, finding someone with a great work ethic, communication skills, teamwork, goal-oriented, coping skills, and can perform under pressure can be hard to find….wait, no it isn’t! Those are characteristics of athletes! We are going to chat with some business executives on why hiring athletes is usually a safe bet. Joe Turner from Great Southern Bank will be here, Jodie Adams, former longtime Director of the Springfield-Greene County Parks Department will be here along with Dwain Banner, owner of Creator Designs. Put in an application for this show!

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Becky Oakes will be checking in with us and discussing how to be a part of the MSHSAA Basketball Final Four as a team host. We will also chat about the new mentoring program in town, CHAMPS, and have a couple of the mentors on, besides Becky Oakes, Greg Stephenson and Julie Leeth.

FEBRUARY 6, 2019

We are going to catch up with some former Bears Football players from the past! Former NFL player, Jason Whittle, and Ryan Touhey will be here. We will also visit with Seattle Seahawk and Lebanon High School graduate Justin Britt. Coach Jesse Branch also made an appearance!

JANUARY 30, 2019

Join us as we look at several angles related to the SUPER BOWL! Fox Sports NFL and College Rules Analyst Dean Blandino joins us to discuss officiating at the highest levels.

JANUARY 23, 2019

Callie Carroll will be here as we catch up with her and what is going on with the Bears and Lady Bears. Nate Lucas will co-host!

JANUARY 16, 2019

Tournament of Champions! We will preview the TOC and the teams involved, past and present. Josh Scott and Marty Marsh preview the teams and tournament information and Andy Taylor and Don Louzader talk about the entertainment of the event.

JANUARY 9, 2019

We are going to catch up with broadcasters Scott McCauley, Trevor Casterlin and Don West and talk holiday tournaments, local high school and college sports, and the upcoming tournaments.

JANUARY 2, 2019

Happy New Year! Youth sports, we have talked about this, are we doing it right? Well, there is only one real way to find out…we are going to ask our youth! We will have a panel of youth athletes on about what they enjoy about their particular sport. Tommy Burnett, Allie Burnett, Collin Clark, and Mikayla Pilley join us. Their insights might surprise you!

DECEMBER 26, 2018

The art of scouting! We will have a college coaches panel on to talk about how each one scouts differently and how they utilize scouting to produce in their program. Coach Chuck Hepola from Evangel University Football, Coach Caira Dortch from Southwest Baptist University Volleyball, and Coach Kelsey Keizer from Southwest Baptist University Women’s Basketball join us and share their scouting styles and routines.

DECEMBER 19, 2018

We are going to preview the southwest Missouri holiday tournaments. Marty Marsh updates and previews us on the Pink and White Tournament. Robert Vestal talks Blue and Gold and brings some interesting facts. Willie Russell catches us up on the Kinloch Wrestling Tournament. Happy Holidays, everyone!

DECEMBER 12, 2018

We congratulate the inductees from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Luncheon. We are also going to have some sports apparel trivia with BSN Sports representative Bryan Tucker.

DECEMBER 5, 2018

NBA Coach Stan VanGundy joins us to talk about his career and the state of college and NBA Basketball.

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

We catch up with MSHSAA representative Kevin Garner about some of the rule changes for the upcoming basketball season chat with Kelly Holt about rule interpretations and clarifications.

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

It’s Thanksgiving season so let’s show some gratitude! Send in a note/paragraph to about a coach and how they impacted your life. Scoreboard Guy will be co-hosting! We also have a Fast Five Segment with Coach Bill Gunn.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Whoa! What a line up! We will be live from Ebbett’s Field in Springfield with the members of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors…multiple interviews with the coolest of cool in Springfield sports!

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

We will have a college coaches panel - send in questions for our college coaches at Joining us will be Missouri State softball coach, Holly Hesse, Drury Wrestling coach, James Reynolds, and Missouri State Track and Field coach Jordan Fife.

OCTOBER 31, 2018

TRICK OR TREAT TRIVIA! We will ask YOU the trivia questions and have some give aways. Listen, answer the trivia, and win! Art Hains will be my co-host for the show.

OCTOBER 24, 2018

Our high school coaches panel will return to continue answering your questions. Send in to John Hartley, Jenny Perryman, and Bill Gunn will share their answers to your questions again.

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Our coaches panel will answer some of your questions and scenarios, plus discuss some of the topics effecting athletic programs across the country. We will also hear from Nancy Fahay from Illinois, Sundance Wicks from Missouri Western, Dana Ford from Missouri State University, and Bill Gunn from Kirkwood High School .

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Runners to your mark! We are going to get to know the new Assistant Track and Field Coach from Missouri State University and Olympic Champion, Carmelita Jetter.

OCTOBER 3, 2018

There are a lot of conversations going on right now about sexual harassment and the implications of Title IX. We are all aware of the gender equity angle of Title IX and thank the pioneers that worked to implement it. We are going to take some time on this show, however, and look at the harassment component of Title IX and how it is affecting student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Title IX coordinator at Missouri State University, Jill Patterson, will join us as we explore some scenarios in athletics that need to be explored and addressed. It could get deep, be part of the conversation by sending in your questions to

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Join us as we catch up with Ethan Bryan and his 365 day challenge of playing catch every day for a year with someone new daily. We will also hear about Lisa Tinkler’s new sports training facility, RedLine Athletics, along with her colleague and former Drury University Baseball standout, Caleb Cole.

september 19, 2018

Former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer Joe Namath joins us to talk about his career as professional athlete and celebrity. We will also take a look at the Joe Namath Foundation and all of the wonderful ways it continues to help children. Former teammate Dr. Tommy Burnett (Daddy) joins us to introduce him.

september 12, 2018

It is time for the 2018 induction class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame!  We will preview the September 18th banquet and celebrate the inductions of Mike Keltner, Roy Green, Nyla Milleson, Manny Oliver, and Cathy Reynolds. 

September 5, 2018

We look at the rule updates and previews for the upcoming volleyball and softball seasons.  Bob Horton and Brian Heaton join us! 

August 22, 2018

Being an athlete has its rewards, but it is not always easy.  When the TV and radio are turned off and the arena and stadium shut down, athletes have a lot to deal with off the field in order to be successful.  We are going to talk to Lucas Harrell more on the behind scenes of being a professional athlete and we will also have former University of Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk on about his experiences as an athlete. 

August 8, 2018

Football season is right around the corner!! We will speak with Emry Dilday about the high school football season and any rule changes they have coming up. We will also look at the rule changes at the collegiate level with Big 10 Referee, Ron Snodgrass.  We will also discuss some scenarios and rule interpretations. 

July 25, 2018

The power of assistant coaches, they are a MUST for every successful program.  You know what I am talking about..yeah, you know. Missouri State University Baseball Assistant Coach Paul Evans, Drury University Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Ben Fisher, Glendale Girls Coach Trish Marsh, and one of my former assistants, Kindal Huett, joins us. 

July 11, 2018

Ozark native Lucas Harrell joins us to talk about his time in Major League Baseball and the lifestyle of a professional athlete. 

July 4, 2018

Happy 4th!  Go Cardinals! 

June 27, 2018

It is not easy to start a new program at the colligiate level.  We are going to talk to some coaches that have successfully done just that! 

June 20, 2018

Sport Dads!  We will host sport dads and talk about what a valuable role they play in athletics. Co-Host Tommy Burnett, Stan Sechlor, Terry Kleier, and Shawn Widel join us in studio. 

June 13, 2018

Good luck Springfield Cardinals! 

June 6, 2018

Endurance runners, let's see if I survive my first 10K! We pick the brain of marathon runners and see what the rush and thrill are all about with these athletes. 

May 30, 2018

Good luck Springfield Cardinals! 

May 23, 2018

Sports Information Directors work tirelessly behind the scenes and probably know your teams better, inside and out, than most.  Retired SID Mark Stillwell and Ed Beach, SID at Drury University, joins us along with more to let us know how they keep all of their teams promoted. 

May 16, 2018

Happy Mother's Day - we will pay tribute to the ultimate sport moms! JoBelle Hopper (my mom) co-hosts while Lori Sechlor, Ally McCall, and Lisa Mueller join us about what it is like being a sports mom to high school and college athletes.  

May 9, 2018

We are in the ring with some local male and female boxing champions, along with Coach Smitty! Alicia Ocero, Arturo Moreno, and Luis Valesquez join us.  

May 2, 2018

Off to the races!! Robert Low joins us and talks about his experience in horse racing and what the odds are on his horse that is running in the Kentucky Derby.  

APRIL 25, 2018

It's back!!!! Trivia Time! We will have a two hour special and bring back our media gurus and test their trivia knowledge!  The trivia, throw down, showdown is BACK! Art Hains, Ned Reynolds, Guy Newcomb, Don West, Corey Riggs, Mark Stillwell, team up while Ron Snodgrass helps me officiate!  JoBelle Hopper is cooking! 

April 18, 2018

We swap stories with future inductees of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame! Mark Fisher, Mike Wilson, and Denny Hunt join us. 

April 11, 2018

MASTERS GOLF - listen to our golf panel about the what they thought about the Masters tournament and, if you are not familiar with it, we will tell you all about it and why it is such a solid tradition for the world of golf. Rick Grayson, Lisa Tinkler, and David Oatman will be in studio! 

April 4, 2018

We will just talk in circles on this episode....track circles!  We will host 10-time Missouri Valley Coach of the Year, Ron Boyce, coach for the Missouri State University Track and Field Team. Johnny Dicks will also be with us to promote the incredible Hillcrest Invitational. 

March 28, 2018

March Madness!  We are going to take a look at all of the angles of March Madness and the brackets, strategy, predictions, and why this isn addictive tradition for so many. Coach Mike Keltner joins us! 

March 21, 2018

National Champs (AGAIN) in the studio!  We will be joined by the six, yes, six All-Americans and National Champion Missouri State Handball Team.  We will also recap the High School Winter Sports post season play as we transition in the spring sports. 

March 14, 2018

We will touch base with some executives from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and discuss the State Championships, plus the state All-Star event, the Missouri Challenge.  

March 7, 2018

The executive members of the Missouri State High School Activities Association will join us to talk about organizing, preparing, and running the Missouri State Show-Me Showdown State Championships here in Springfield, Missouri. Joining us will be Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, Kevin Garner and Jason West.  

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

We will be joined by future Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Coach Katie Smith.  She is the current coach of the New York Liberty.  She was an All-American at Ohio State, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, WNBA Champion, and is assisting with the running of the Women's NCAA Final Four.  

February 21, 2018

We will bounce back and wrap up our series on Superfans!  We will have representatives from Evangel, College of the Ozarks, University of Missouri, University of Arkansas, and the St. Louis Blues. 

February 14, 2018

It's a Valentines Special!  We are going to speak with husband and wife coaching duos - how do they find balance between the professional  and personal responsibilities? Jon and Kelly Harper will be here from Missouri State and we will also hear from Leon and Dawn Neal from Evangel. 

February 7, 2018

Superfans are back, this time from the college viewpoint! Marty Prather and Betty Ward represent Missouri State, Jeanine Scott Campbell represents Drury, while SBU is represented by Bill Brashears.  

January 31, 2018

Do you know any super fans?!  They are those true blue, unconditional loving, totally invested fans that support their team with energy and enthusiasm.  We are featuring the super of the super fans!  Jeff Burnett for the Kansas City Chiefs, Don Louzader for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Ethan Bryan for the Kansas City Royals.  

January 24, 2018

Officials panel!  One of our most popular segments returns when we invite officials to the table to talk about rules, judgment calls, rowdy fans, and why they love their particular role in sports. We host Patrick Youmans and Nathan Stokes. Send in your questions to! 

January 17, 2018

Tournament of Champions!!!! Do I need to say anything else?  Jeff Starkweather, Tournament Director, Marty Marsh, Tournament Coordinator  will join us in studio. 

January 10, 2018

As our host will still be in Italy, we will replay our Kurt Warner and Terry Allen show.  Enjoy! Ciao! 

January 3, 2018

As our host will be traveling to Rome, Italy we will replay the traveling adventures show featuring the Greg Burnett Family, sailing for two years in the Caribbean and the coast of Europe. 

December 27, 2017

We have an Olympian in the studio!  Courtney Frerichs will be joining us about her professional experiences and winning the Silver Medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.  Our co-host will be, from Hiland Dairy and longtime official, Greg Stephenson. 

December 20, 2017

It's tournament time!  Coach Kent Hedgpeth and Marty Marsh will be here to talk Blue and Gold and Pink and White Lady Classic. 

December 13, 2017

Join us this week as we catch up with talented area basketball coach John Schaefer.  We will also speak with multi-sport athlete Kinsey Sorrell from East Newton High School.  She will graduate high school with 16 varsity letters!  

December 6, 2017

Coach Terry Allen will be our co-host on this show and he is bringing with him NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner.  We will address several topics in sports.  

November 29, 2017

We continue our conversation on the importance of youth sports.  Drury Women's Basketball Coach Molly Miller will join us, along with her dad, Jack Carter

November 22, 2017

Youth sports - are we doing it right in our community?  Let's talk about it with Shane Friebe, who has directed multiple youth leagues, and we will also bring in some coaches during this show. 

November 15, 2017

Kevin Garner, Assistant Executive Director for the Missouri Sports High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) will join us and update us on the new rules in high school basketball.  We will also have the informative former Executive Director of MSHSAA and retired staff member from the National Federation for High School Sports, Becky Oakes

November 8, 2017

Diving in! We are going to discuss a variety of sports topics with Dr. James Satterfield and Dr. Nate Quinn....should athletes be paid in college?  What are colleges and governing organizations doing about the rise of mental health issues with college athletes?  These questions and much more! 

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

UNDEFEATED! We will speak with Webb City's Football Coach John Rodrique about his recipe for continued success and undefeated seasons. We will also have Lighthouse Christian Academy JH Football Coach Bob Chambers about their undefeated success. 

October 25, 2017

UNDEFEATED! We will feature a couple of local undefeated teams, Greenwood Jr. High Boys Basketball (Zach Steep) and Strafford Girls Basketball (Steve Frank) and see what their secret to success is all about on the court and off. 

October 18, 2017

Football 101 - boom!  It is on.  By request, we will talk about the sport of football and how it captivates us on a weekly basis.  Longtime coach Gary Turner will be on a panel of football experts.  

October 11, 2017

Swimming 101!  We will have Hall of Fame swim coach Jim Whytlaw and longtime coach John Mullen on to help us "dive into" this sport and learn all about it! 

OCTOBER 4, 2017

We will chat with current University of Arkansas Women's Basketball Coach, Mike Neighbors. We will also have seven-time state champion coach Dan Rolfes.  

September 27, 2017

Dr./Coach Tommy Burnett finds out that the Missouri State University Handball Courts will be named after him and his accomplishments.  He also shares some more stories about his time with the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Super Bowl III Championship Team, the New York Jets. 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

2017 SASHOF Inductee Mary Phyl Dwight will be here to talk about her recent induction.  Former NFL player Ronald Moore will join us and talk about his former playing days and how he is now advising current NFL players on their finances. 

September 13, 2017

Cue the music - we will be previewing the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction.  President Mark Stillwell will be joining us along with some of the inductees.  

September 6, 2017

Tennis 101 - we will find out what this sport is all about and show know, bad this sport.  Tennis EXPERT, Jodie Adams will join us along with a self-proclaimed expert of this sport, Ned Reynolds

August 23, 2017

A personal story....and awareness about water safety. 

August 14, 2017 (Monday)

Join us as we go down memory lane with two Hall of Fame Broadcasters.  Ned Reynolds and Art Hains will be here to talk about some of their most memorable sports moments.  

August 9, 2017

Have you ever thought about selling your house, car, furniture and loading up your family, buying a sailboat and sailing the Caribbean and coast of Europe for two years? Well, Dr. Greg Burnett didn't just think about it, he did it and his story will fascinate you! Sailing is definitely an athletic workout and sport! 

August 2, 2017

University sports are a must in the educational process of college students and their experience, but they also extend out and reach our community in powering avenues.  Join us as we look at the value of sports through the eyes of Missouri State University's President Clif Smart. 

July 19 and july 26

No show due to Springfield Cardinals.  Good luck Cardinals!!! We will be back on August 2nd.  Send in your story and guest ideas to 

July 12, 2017

Anthony Shavies and Dale Lambeth - blast from the Bears past! We will catch up with these two former Bear athletes and where life's path has taken them. 

July 3, 2017(Monday)

Continuing on coaching relationships and advocating for the PLAYER to do their part in the off season.  Working in the off season the RIGHT way in order to achieve peak performance in season. Jim Raynor will be here!  Chris Pilz will talk about the Pilz All-Star Event. 

June 28, 2017 (Happy birthday, hayden!) 

Boxing great and Hall of Famer, John Pinney will be here to talk Boxing 101. 

JUNE 21, 2017

Replay of interviews of Coach Jimmy Johnson and Coach Barry Hinson.  They are cool interviews, plus, I will be in the Bahamas on vacation! Enjoy - they really are good. 

June12, 2017 (monday)

Personal trainers!  We are going to talk fitness with some knowledgable locals about staying fit after you are no longer "formally" playing sports. Justin Gabossi, Scott Lewis, and Trudy Hardie will join us! 

June 5, 2017 (Monday)

Hall of Fame Football Coach Paul Mullins will be here along with his former assistant Coach Will Purvis and former player Jim Ferguson.  We will be talking about the days of football at Greenwood and their thoughts on current game of football and the importance of coaching relationships. 

May 29, 2017 (Monday-Memorial day)

What do we do on Memorial Day?  We spend time with family and friends and remember those we have lost.  We ALSO hit the golf course!  We will talk with legendary golf coach Dave Oatman.  We ALSO take time to thank Veterans for all they do, we will share time with one of my favorite veterans, former sportscaster, and current news director, Jerry Jacob

May 24, 2017

Baseball 101! We will talking about the ins and outs of Major League Baseball.  The history, organization, predictions for this season, you name it!  Local broadcaster and baseball guru Don Louzader will be here.  

May 17, 2017

The real "mentals" are here.....just kidding, of course, or am I?  You have to be crazy to be an official, or do you?  It is a rewarding angle in sports and you better believe they prep mentally. Join us as collegiate officials get mental.  Big 12 Referee Ron Snodgrass and NFL Official Larry Nemmers will join us. 

May 10, 2017(Happy birthday, hailey jo!)

Still mental - we have to keep talking about this!  Southern Illinois University Coach Barry Hinson will join us, just TRY and bottle up his energy! It is contagious! We will also have Coach Lynne Miller on and her perspective as a player, coach, broadcaster, AND principal.  Impressive line up! 

May 3, 2017

We will continue talking about the mental side of sports....and life.  Differentiated learning is not just for the classroom, it is helpful when coaching a wide variety of players.  We will look at how to get to know your players/co-workers/family and provide the best culture for positive transference and productivity as possible.  JoBelle Hopper, Jon Leamy and Lisa Tinkler join us. 

April 26, 2017

Join us on our next show as we dive into a series about the mental side of the game – some say it is 80% of the game – we will look at mental preparation, visualization and the mind’s eye, and keeping our mentality sharp. Dr. Tommy Burnett (Doctorate in Sports Psychology) and Leon Neal (Long time coach) will be in studio. 

APRIL 19, 2017

Again, develop your programs!  We have talked about the HS level, we will now talk with college coaches and how important it is to develop and promote their programs. Chuck Hepola and Shane Hartley (Evangel Football), Denny Hunt (SBU Basketball), and Caira Dortch (SBU Volleyball) will be in studio! 

APRIL 12, 2017

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES.  We will discuss the importance of developing programs and how to have difficult conversations with players and parents. Keri Nichols, Darin Archer, and John Hartley will be in studio to share their insights. 

APRIL 5, 2017

CUE THE MUSIC!!! IT'S A TWO HOUR PRIMETIME SPECIAL!!!! Buckle up, everyone!  We are having a sports trivia throw-down/show-down.  We will have three trivia teams that will compete in a two hour special edition of A Coach's Perspective.  Ned Reynolds and Mark Stillwell will be on a team.  Art Hains and Guy Newcomb will team up and Corey Riggs and Don West will compete together. Big 10 Football referee Ron Snodgrass will be here to officiate! It should be quite a show - don't miss it! 6:00-8:00

March 29, 2017

Program development! This is huge!  Don't just coach a team, develop a program and culture that is an experience for student-athletes.  Kevin Cheek will be here from Skyline to talk about his philosophy on developing successful programs.  Trevyor Fisher will also be here to talk about his ideas on enhancing the experience of his players.  We will also have a very successful track coach that will discuss how to develop such a foundational sport. 

March 22, 2017

Another Angle: Powerhouse broadcaster, director, producer, and sports coordinator of just about everything, Jim Powers, will be here!  I will also have a cohost this week!  The very shy, quiet-NOT-Corey Riggs will be here to help keep Jim under control. Ha! Just kidding, of course! Or am I?  Very excited to chat with these two broadcasters!  

MARCH 15, 2017

Coaches of the Round Table:  We will have a panel of players, not coaches, on this segment and will discuss their careers, recruitment process, successes and challenges, and look into their future and how they will use sports to live champion lives. Joining us will be Xavier signee Jared Ridder from Kickapoo High School, Julius Walker who is currently undecided on where he will attend, Jordan Sanders, Kickapoo High School senior and University of California-Irvine bound, and the College of the Ozarks signee and new state champion and state record holder, Strafford High School's Abby Oliver.  

MARCH 8, 2017

Human Champion Profile: Missouri State Handball We will have the Missouri State Handball Program in studio to talk about their 12th National Championship title, they have also won seven Men's titles and 13 Women's titles.  This Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Program has produced All-Americans and National Champions for over 30 years.  Coach Tommy Burnett and Coach Brian Watson shared how the program has become successful and what it takes to win year in and year out.  All-Americans Sam Esser and Gretchen Gregory also voiced what handball has done for them and how important being part of team is to their success.  Very inspiring players and coaches! 

March 1, 2017

Know your Rules...or Keep Your Mouth Shut! We will have our panel of officials on to talk about preparation for the state tournament. Send in your questions for them! 

FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Coaches of the Roundtable:  RIVALS! The spirit of a school and community escalates around a good rivalry.  We will focus on the rivalries of Nixa and Ozark, plus the long standing rival of Mt. Vernon and Aurora. We root for two teams!  Our team and whoever plays our rival! 

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Another Angle: Calling all Hall of Famers!  How does an athlete, coach, athletic director, broadcaster, or another sports role get inducted to a Hall of Fame?  What is the selection process? What does running a Hall of Fame entail?  Join us as we find out from Jerald Andrews and Mark Stillwell

Post Game Talk: Little eyes are watching! 

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Another Angle:  We will continue our discussion on the role of an athletic director in the world of sports.  Missouri State University Director of Athletics, Kyle Moats, will give his take on what it takes to run a Division I athletic program. 

Another Angle: We will then shift gears and talk to one of our area's broadcasters, Nate Lucas, and see what inspired him to take his place as a sportscaster. This is going to be a GREAT interview and a great show! 

Post Game Talk:  Lessons from GEESE 

February 1, 2017

Another Angle: ATHLETIC DIRECTORS!  What do you look for in hiring coaches?  Scheduling?  Running tournaments?  Promoting programs? Oh...and budgets!?  Athletic Directors are a crucial part of the the world of sports.  Join us as we talk to Mark Fisher about athletic directing at the high school and collegiate levels.  We also have Lynn Hickey on, athletic director at the University of Texas-San Antonio who has hosted several Division I Men's and Women's Final Four Tournaments.  So cool! 

January 25, 2017

Another Angle: Don West, local broadcaster, will be here with his take on the angle of broadcasting in sports.  We will talk about his "stats" and find out how he prepares for his broadcasts. 

Human Champion Profile:  Retired Coach George Wilson will be in studio to discuss and debut his new (2nd edition) book about the history of the Missouri State Basketball Championships. Fascinating! 

January 18, 2017

Another Angle: Terry Allen will be here to discuss the recruitment of his children, Chase and Angie. 

Coaches of the Round Table:  Another's a hen party!  Coach Molly Miller, Coach Jenny Talbert, Coach Jenny Perryman, and I will discuss being a coach AND a mother. 

January 11, 2017

Coaches of the Round Table:  We are gathering college coaches and asking them about the recruitment of student-athletes.  What do they look for?  How do you build your resume?  What kind of regulations do they have to follow?  We will have representatives from different sports and from NCAA Division I (Coach Jon Leamy-Missouri State University Soccer, NCAA Division II (Coach Lisa Tinkler-Drury Women's Golf), and NAIA (Coach Steve Shepherd-College of the Ozarks Men's Basketball) levels. Send in YOUR questions for them to 

JANUARY 4, 2017

We have Coach Brian Agler on the show, the winningest WNBA coach, current Los Angeles Sparks coach and current WNBA Champion! Also, Jill Nagel will be here, FIVE TIME State Championship coach from Columbia Rockbridge.  We also caught up with several athletes at the Blue & Gold and Pink & White and ask them a round of "Fast Five Questions".  Tune in!  It will be informative and entertaining. 

December 28, 2016

Another Angle: We will talk with Kelly Holt about scheduling officials during basketball season and the training and education provided for them. 

Know your Rules or Keep your Mouth Shut: They are back! We have a panel of officials (Garrett Washington, Tyler Stewart, Angel Wilcox) that will be in studio answering questions on rules and judgment calls.  

Are you an idiot, or do you just act like one in the stands?:  The panel of officials answer YOUR questions that have been sent in.  Great job, fans in the stands, there are some good ones! 

Post Game Talk:  Learn from a donkey?  We hope to. 

DECEMBER 21, 2016

Human Champion Profile:  It's story time!  I will be talking with Hall of Famer Tommy Burnett about some of his more eventful stories.  You won't want to miss this one! He is also my father. :) 

Know your Rules or Keep your Mouth Shut: We are going to do a quick speed round on wrestling terms and vocabulary. 


December 14, 2016

The Mental Edge: Jim Raynor and I will be discussing the effects of student-athletes specializing in their sports.  We will have student-athletes and college coaches voice their opinion.

Post Game Talk: What do you do with adversity and challenges?  We will go to the "kitchen" to find out...

November 30, 2016

6:00-7:00 ON JOCK 98.7

Human Champion Profile: Norm Stewart will be on to discuss the Norm Stewart Classic and his days as the legendary University of Missouri Basketball Coach.

Another Angle: Denny Hunt, the Executive Director of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will talk about the NSC, too, and give us the schedule for 48 hours of continuous high school basketball.  Also, joining us is Coach Keri Nichols whose team is playing in the Norm Stewart Classic. 

Another Angle:  Corey Riggs will be here to explain the behind the scenes activities in preparation, application, and production of a sports television broadcast. 

Post Game Talk: What do you do with adversity and challenges?  We will go to the "kitchen" to find out...

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

6:00-7:00 ON JOCK 98.7

Another Angle (X2):  STATE CHAMPS!  We are hosting a studio full of CHAMPIONS.  We have State Champions from last winters sports: basketball, wrestling, and swimming.  Kyler Rea from Neosho (now West Virginia) will discuss his wresting titles.  Lexie Vaught will be in studio to talk about her FOUR State Championships.  We will also have basketball coaches Steve Frank from Strafford, Jim Pendergrass from Kickapoo, Brett Reed from Hartville, and Jeremy Mullins from Crane.  We will also talk to the Wrestling coach from Neosho that has simply built a dynasty, Jeremy Phillips.  

Post Game Talk: Is the Elephant in your head holding you back? 

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

6:00-7:00 ON JOCK 98.7

Another Angle: We will look at sports through the angle of collegiate baseball umpire, Shane Friebe

What's IN you?: Jim Raynor from Mercy Sports Medicine will be with us to discuss the importance of taking care of athletes at the beginning of the season.  

"Are you an Idiot, or do you just act like it in the stands?": We will have a panel of "stripes" (aka...officials-Greg Stephenson, Angel Wilcox, Pat Huett) and hear from them their take on rowdy fans.  

Post Game Talk:  Your quote or story that will remind you why you love sports. 

November 9, 2016

6:00-7:00 on JOCK 98.7

Introduction to the Show: What to expect on A Coach's Perspective. 

Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson

Human Champion Profile Segment: Coach Jimmy Johnson, NFL Analyst - We will discuss his days as a college player at Arkansas winning a National Championship, coaching in college including a National Championship at the University of Miami, and his time leading the Dallas Cowboys to back to back Super Bowl Championships, and his current job as an NFL analyst.  

Know your Rules...Or Keep Your Mouth Shut: Kevin Garner, MSHSAA - Rule updates for the upcoming basketball season. 

Post Game Talk: Your quote or story that will remind you why you love sports.