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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 Show.



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KTRS SPORTS ROSTER

The best conglomeration of St. Louis sports voices resides here. Jim Heuer and Brendan Wiese host the evening show with an insightful and respected array of team members weeknights from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

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Jim Heuer

Jim has worked at KTRS radio since 1997 in various roles in sports including the Rams, Blues & Cardinals broadcasts. Heuer’s straightforward approach enhances a terrific sports cranial database. Heuer also oversees sports specialty programs.

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Brendan Wiese

High School: CBC

College: Lindenwood University

Brendan Wiese returns to where it all began. In 2001, Brendan began his professional radio career as an intern in the KTRS sports department. He worked under Jim Heuer and Jim Holder among others, and now reunites with them both as colleagues in 2016.

Brendan began his on-air professional career in 2004, when he joined KRMS Radio at the Lake of the Ozarks. He has been the voice of Camdenton Laker football since 2006, and the TV/Radio voice for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Lake Race, and OPA Championship Powerboat races since 2010.

In addition to many broadcasting duties, Brendan has been the P.A. voice for UMSL athletics since 2014.

In his spare time, Brendan usually tries…and fails terribly at golf. He attempts to quote Seinfeld, Arrested Development, and Ghostbusters whenever the situation calls for it, and even when it doesn’t. He is also an ardent supporter/player of Daily Fantasy Sports. #LetThemPlay

On the air and off, Brendan can talk baseball for hours upon hours. He believes that March Madness is the greatest sporting event of all time. And for some reason, he roots vigorously for Northwestern Football. #B1GCATS

You can hear Brendan Monday-Thursday at 6:30 w/ Jim Heuer on the Big Sports Show, and Sundays at 11am on Sports Sunday.

Twitter- @brendan_mw16

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Jim Holder

Since 1971, Jim has been a unique voice to St. Louis sports radio. He welcomes listeners to converse on the air on Sunday mornings with The Big 550 KTRS to talk all things sports.

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Howard Richards

Howard, a former offensive lineman for Mizzou and a 6-year career in the NFL, is now alongside with Mike Kelly in the broadcast booth for Mizzou Football games as an analyst.

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly, The Voice of Mizzou, joins The McGraw Milhaven Show weekday mornings during the college football and basketball seasons. He also calls the play-by-play alongside Howard Richards in the broadcast booth for Mizzou Football games and Gary Link for Mizzou Men’s Basketball games.

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The Randolphs

Jay Randolph is one of the most revered voices in St. Louis sports history. Locally or nationally, Olympics or Cardinals baseball, golf majors to Blues hockey… His breadth of experience is significant.

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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Andy Strickland: Co-Host of Hockey Sense

Andy Strickland co-hosts Hockey Sense with Jamal Mayers on The Big 550 discussing the Blues and news around the NHL on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. He can also be seen on Fox Sports Midwest as the sideline reporter for the St. Louis Blues telecast.

Strickland is an award-winning broadcaster and has been a St. Louis veteran since 1998. Riverfront Times named Strickland the Best Reporter in St. Louis. He is widely known for his coverage of the National Hockey League, where he can be heard throughout the U.S. and Canada on radio and television.

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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 covered 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.”

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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.

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Jamal Mayers: Co-Host of Hockey Sense

Jamal Mayers co-hosts Hockey Sense with Andy Strickland on The Big 550 discussing Blues and news around the NHL on Wednesday nights from 7pm-8pm.

Mayers played for five different NHL teams over the course of his career and has seen action in 63 playoff games. Mayers began his hockey career in 1996-97 with the St. Louis Blues for ten seasons before moving on to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, and finally the Chicago Blackhawks – leading to a Stanley Cup championship in 2012-13.

Mayers represented Canada three times at the World Championship (2000, 2007, 2008), which included helping Canada win the gold medal in 2007 and the silver medal in 2008.

Currently, Mayers is doing broadcast work for the NHL Network on “On the Fly” and “NHL Tonight”. He is a Pre-post game and intermission analyst on Fox Sports Midwest for St. Louis Blues road games. Mayers is also an active member of the NHLPA and served as a Player Representative on the Executive Board for the Players’ Pension Plan.

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Dr. Richard Lehman: Host of Sports Medicine

Dr. Richard Lehman grew up in Miami, Fl. He completed his training at Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a sports medicine fellowship in 1986. He is currently a part owner of the National Hockey League Florida Panthers and has been the team physician for the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightening and St. Louis Blues. He has been a consulting physician for UCLA Track & Field and has covered four Olympic Games, as well as seven Track & Field World Championships.

Dr. Rick Lehman is currently the medical director of Webster Surgery Center and the medical director of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine. He is on the Board of Governors for the National Hockey League and is on the St. Louis Sports Commission. His practice encompasses taking care of professional athletes at all levels and all sports, as well as Division college athletes.

Dr. Lehman has revolutionized cartilage regeneration techniques working in conjunction with Biomet to further growth and reconstruction of articular cartilage. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject, and has written three books on tennis injuries. He has published extensively in orthopedic literature and sports medicine. He is licensed in Missouri and California. He actively takes care of Track & Field athletes from all over the world and professional athletes from North America.