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An Evening with Jay Randolph and Friends
Jay Randolph Sr. is a man known for his knowledge in sports, specifically golf, horse racing, and baseball. Although he had a political upbringing as the son of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, Jay paved his own path as a sports broadcaster. From watching Jay Randolph’s live coverage on the television, as well as ad-libbed sports casts, or hearing his voice on the radio, he made an impact on the lives of many. On April 6, 2017 KTRS hosted the first annual "An Evening with Jay Randolph and Friends." This event took place at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. The night began with mingling during cocktail hour which then led to the program. McGraw Milhaven opened the show up and then introduced the host of the night, John Carney. The dais consisted of Tom O'Toole, Jeff Smith, Jim Holtgrieve, Ron Jacober, Bill McDermott, and Jay Randolph Jr. Between the jokes and stories, it was definitely a hit that highlighted the kind-heart and career of Jay Randolph Sr., while benefiting the Evans Scholars.
McGraw Milhaven is known for his hosting and woodworking skills, now see him as a golfer!
KTRS is excited to welcome Jennifer Blome to our station. Starting on May 15th, she will accompany Jon Grayson on The Inside from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Jennifer spent 34 years at KSDK-TV as an anchor/reporter. She anchored St. Louis's first morning newscast, Today in St. Louis alongside Tom O'Neal, Art Holliday, and Pat McGonigle over the years. During her time at KSDK, Jennifer did a lot of reporting on mental health.
For the past three years, Jennifer Blome has been Director of Humane Education at the APA of Missouri. She ran the PetReach program, where volunteers and their dogs visit senior communities. She started a Prison Art Program where offenders at three Missouri prisons create pet portraits for the APA to raise money for homeless animals. She teaches children pre-kindergarten to seventh grade, the responsibilities of being kind, compassionate, and a good pet owner. An anti-violence "No More Bullying" program will launch soon for third, fourth, and fifth graders.
Jennifer Blome earned her Bachelor's degree in Radio-TV-Film from Bowling Green State University and her Master's in Social Work from Washington University. Jennifer had a private therapy practice for about five years.
She currently lives in Richmond Heights with Dave Keiser and three dogs, Roy, Clyde, and Pollyanna.
Jennifer's sweet character and mannerisms will be a great asset at KTRS.
PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH
Tim Wilund was born and raised in St. Louis, went to Mehlville High School, went to SEMO for a year, and then went to The Broadcast Center. He has been in radio now for forty-one years. Most of his radio time was as an air personality on FM rock stations: KSHE, WMRY, Classic Rock 93.7 KSD, 101 The River, Y-98 FM. Tim also spent three years in Austin, Texas working the top rock station there, KLBJ FM. This station was owned by former First Lady Ladybird Johnson.
Wilund was an instructor at the Broadcast Center for fourteen years teaching what we do on radio but mostly news and air personality. He started doing airborne traffic in the Channel 5 news helicopter for Metro Networks in February of 2005 for KEZK FM. He did that for about a year and a half and then switched over to KTRS in August of 2006. In February of 2011, he was a switched to an airplane and was airborne until that came to an end in April of this year.
Tim Wilund wanted to do traffic because he loved to fly and is a broadcaster; to combine the two is a great thing. Now that airborne is gone, he loves doing just the traffic part for McGraw Milhaven and Frank O. Pinion. He enjoys the challenge of spotting the problems on the maps and getting it out over the air being as accurate as he can. He always hopes that when something happens on the roads, he gets the information out. He hopes this helps someone find a different way or lets them know why they're stuck in a mess, and they can cuss the person that caused the mess rather than cuss at the messenger.