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.

KTRS SPORTS ROSTER

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

John, otherwise known as “The Round Mound of Sound,” is the weeknight St. Louis sports talk show host. In addition to his duties at KTRS, he works nationally as an editorial consultant and statistical analyst.

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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 is also alongside Howard Richards in the broadcast booth for Mizzou Football games.

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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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The Randolph’s

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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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.

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Andy Strickland:

Andy Strickland is co-hosting a weekly radio show with Jamal Mayers on The Big 550 discussing the Blues and news around the NHL on Wednesdays from 7-8pm. 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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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.

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Jamal Mayers

Jamal Mayers is co-hosting a weekly radio show 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.