The Big Sports Show - Weekdays 6:30pm-9pm CST

As the home of Mizzou, the sports staff all have “The Eye of the Tiger.” In additional to broadcasting Mizzou football, basketball, baseball and softball games, Tigers ancillary programming is a staple in The Big 550 coverage that includes it’s sports anchor: The Big Sports.

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The best conglomeration of St. Louis sports voices reside here. Jim Heuer and John Hadley host the evening show with an insightful and respected array of team members. Airing 6:30-9:00 p.m. each weekday evening.

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John Hadley

He pays homage to the great NFL offensive linemen with a stout stature often referenced as “The Round Mound of Sound.” In addition to his duties at KTRS he works nationally as an editorial consultant and statistical analyst.

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Jim Holder

A booming voice, and gregarious personality are a few of the assets for one of the most popular sports voices in the city. His has mastered his craft for nearly four decades. He welcomes listeners to converse on and off the air… make sure you have an hour or so.

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Howard Richards

A well-decorated Mizzou offensive linemen considered one of the best to ever don The Black & Gold… and should be in the Mizzou Hall of Fame. He played four different positions along the offensive line for the Dallas Cowboys and Coach Tom Landry for six seasons. He completed his career with the Seattle Seahawks however can be forgiven considering they were still AFC members. As the analyst in the broadcast booth for Mizzou football games, his knowledge of the game and Ol’ Mizzou provides listeners an insider view. Rowdy callers, beware, he did work for the CIA… and will find you.

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Mike Kelly

The Voice of Mizzou joins The McGraw Milhaven Show weekdays mornings during the college football and basketball season.

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Jim Heuer

Whether behind the microphone or in the production studio, he delivers quality 60 percent of the time every time. His straightforward approach enhances a terrific sports cranial database. Heuer also oversees sports specialty programs.

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The Randolph’s

Jay Randolph is one of the most revered voices in St. Louis sports history. Whether working locally or nationally, his smooth style is well known. From the Olympics, to Cardinals baseball, golf majors to Blues hockey… His breadth of experience is significant with anecdotes that are priceless. Jay Randolph, Jr. continues the family lineage of quality broadcasters. Also having worked on a national scale, Jay Jr. maximizes contacts around the world crystallizing happenings on the links.

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Joe Strauss

He is one of the most respected columnists in the country. Considered among the best baseball writers in the game, he has expanded his horizons as a columnist for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He passionately followed baseball, football, basketball and golf. He also has an incredible knack for annoying hockey fans. By the way… he is one of the best when it comes to forecasting the outcome of sporting events. This dude is good, just ask him.

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Andy Strickland:

A hockey aficionado… the multi-talented analyst covers the St. Louis Blues for Fox Sports Midwest and KTRS. He is the host of Hockey Sense with Jamal Mayers and Sports Medicine with Dr. Rick Lehman. Despite numerous intra-office memos, he continues reach outside the world of puckdom offering opinion on others sports… and really believes what he says,really.

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Jim Thomas

Football fans rejoiced when JT joined The Big 550, KTRS. He is the Rams beat writer for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch having previously covering Mizzou sports for The P-D. Thomas brings a unique and purposeful presentation that football fans devour throughout the season. When the national media wants the real deal, JT is the “go-to guy.” He is the father of two members of the military and a feature rock star, really, they tour and a have a CD, really.

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Jim Powers

Since moving to the St. Louis metro area in 2004, Jim Powers has been the go-to guy when it comes to high school sports coverage.

Powers, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, spent many years coaching both football and basketball. After moving to Missouri, Powers then took his knowledge towards the media side in helping the “High School Sports Caravan” grow and expand high school coverage. He has been the studio host since 2004, and has also done play-by-play and color work on the broadcasts.

While hosting the Caravan, Powers also worked as a co-host for Prep Zone on Fox Sports and as an analyst for the MSHSAA Basketball Championships. Powers has done side work for the Missouri Valley Football Conference for over two seasons.

Today, Powers continues to be a part of the Fox Sports Prep Zone every Friday night during the football and basketball seasons as a Prep Expert. He is the Coordinating Producer for PlayOn! Sports. He handles the production of all the State Championship broadcasts in Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Kansas. Powers also handles play-by-play duties for many sports at Maryville University.

Jim Compton

Jim Compton has been an active participant in the Motor Sports Industry since 1985. He is the recipient of the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club Ed Mueller Award, which is the highest honor in local motor sports broadcasting.

Jim Compton has been the go-to motor sports reporter since 1992 for KTRS, KFNS, ESPN, and WIBV. Compton has worked for ABC-TV, ESPN, ESPN-2, FOX Sports, CBS, and NBC as a spotter for camera crews at numerous racetracks around the country; some events include NASCAR, INDYCAR, and selected FORMULA 1 broadcast. For two years, Compton was the editor for syndicated Motorsports Weekly Show with Fortune Entertainment on FOX Sports Midwest. Compton is a veteran of 32 consecutive INDY 500’s. He was a Partner and Producer in conjunction with SuperStars of Racing the World of Outlaws Official Calendar for five years and had the top diver’s under contract. Compton had direct involvement with FORD Motorsports and several nationally recognized teams and drivers in their sponsorship search.

Compton has been Gateway Motorsports Park’s Track Photographer since 1997. He is a veteran photographer for Open Wheel Magazine, Stock Car Magazine, Speedway Illustrated, and numerous other publications, which include credits in three different continents for worldwide distribution. Compton also does some freelance contract photography for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.