The Big 550’s Creative Services Director, Steve Wein, won two separate awards this summer: International Radio and Prodution Award presented by Radio and Production Magazine and the Missouri Broadcasters Association Award. Wein was one of only five Americans out of 30 nominations listed for the International Radio and Production Award. This was Wein’s 13th time being nominated, but his first time winning this category.
Wein won the Missouri Broadcaster Association Award in the commercial category for a commercial he wrote, voiced and produced for Taylor Roofing, titled “OOOPS!”. This is Wein’s fourth Missouri Broadcasters Association Award, out of six nominations. Above is a photo of Mr. Wein holding his award in front of his ‘Wall of Awards’ located in his studio.
Newsmax came out with its top 50 most influential local talk radio hosts and shows for 2015. Congratulations to both John Carney (#30) and McGraw Milhaven (#39) for making the list!
St. Louis Men's Group Against Cancer
The 5th Annual KTRS Radiothon for St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer (STLMGAC)
On Thursday, August 20th The Big 550 KTRS will broadcast our 5th annual radiothon to raise money for The St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer. They are an umbrella group that distributes donations to over 30 different cancer-related organizations in St. Louis, including groups involved with prostate cancer, breast cancer, hospice, research, doctors and preventative care.
The Big 550 KTRS will broadcast live from The Nestle Purina Headquarters in downtown St. Louis from 6 am – 6 pm. All of the KTRS hosts will broadcast from the lobby, while each auctions off an exclusive item. McGraw Milhaven will have VIP tickets to Albert Pujol’s “O Night Divine”, Martin Kilcoyne will auction off a night of dinner and drinks with the Kilcoynes, John Carney will auction off a media dinner and night at Hilton at the Ballpark, and Frank O. Pinion will auction off a dinner with he & his wife and a night at the Four Seasons Hotel. There are many more surprises to come during the day, as each listener that donates $100 will receive their choice of 4 Cardinal tickets on 9/21 or 4 Blues tickets at a preseason game on 9/22 or 9/24.
Jay Randolph Sr., the son of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, grew up in West Virginia. He attended George Washington University from 1952 to 1956, where he was later inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. Randolph Sr. started his broadcasting career as an announcer and sports director in 1958.
In the late 1960’s Randolph Sr. moved to St. Louis and was a sports announcer at KSDK and called TV play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals and the first season of St. Louis Blues hockey in 1967-68. Along with serving 21 seasons as the over-the-air TV voice for the Cardinals, Randolph Sr. also worked for NBC Sports, announcing a wide variety of events (including the NFL, MLB, college football and basketball, PGA and LPGA Tour, three Olympic Games and the Breeders’ Cup).
Jay Randolph Sr. began his career on The Big Sports Show at KTRS in July of 2014. Click Here for more information on Jay Randolph Sr. and The Big Sports Show!
Walter Knoll Trivia
Which personality drove past your house last night and checked on your roof?
a. McGraw Milhaven
b. Kelly Jackson
c. Larry Conners
d. Frank O. Pinion