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Where in St. Louis is KTRS?

April 9th
The Fairway and Greens Show
@ Rib City

April 11th
Inside Out Show
@ Outdoor Living

April 11th

The Big Sports Show
Saint Louis FC vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Soccer Park Fenton

April 13th
Cardinals Opening Day
@ 360 Rooftop Bar – Ballpark Hilton

April 15th

The Kilcoyne Show
@ Encore Consignment Gallery

April 22nd

The Kilcoyne Show
Classic Car Studio

April 23nd

The Kilcoyne Show
The First Robotics Championship
@ America’s Center

April 25th
Inside Out Show
@ Hallmark Stone

April 25th
Saint Louis FC @ Oklahoma City Energy

Celebrating 19 Wonderful Years

KTRS is excited to be celebrating its 19th birthday on April 15th! Although we are celebrating another successful year, we wouldn't be the station we are today if it wasn't for our most loyalest of listeners.
So here is a big THANK YOU from KTRS to YOU!
Despite the invention of satellite radio and iPods, AM and FM radio continues to be the most listened to medium by drivers. The future of radio appears strong. Many predict that radio revenue will increase by nearly 2% in 2015, a greater expected increase than both TV (1.7%) and print (-7.9%). It is expected that radio will capture 10% of U.S. media spending, accounting for nearly $18 billion.
The trademark of great radio programming begins with a community. The Big 550 takes tremendous pride in being a local, community driven radio station. We are St. Louis, from our investors and management, to our Personalities, and everything in between. We understand that it is our connection to our local community that continues to set us apart from other stations. Many syndicated stations claim to be local, but seriously lack the ability to truly reflect our community. The Big 550’s presence at local events keeps our visibility high, while furthering our effort to broadcast news stories relevant to St. Louis and its community. Through our KTRS Cares initiative, we try to team up with as many local non-profits as possible to help advertise their efforts within the St. Louis community and surrounding areas.
We are more than just a radio station, we are St. Louis.

In celebration of The Big 550's 19th Birthday, we will be giving away PRIZES!

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Saint Louis FC Grabs First Win in Club History

TULSA, Okla. – Saint Louis FC picked up the first win in club history Thursday night, defeating Tulsa Roughnecks FC 2-0 in front of 3,335 fans at ONEOK Field.

STL FC (1-1-0, 3 pts.) got a goal in each half, with Jermie Lynch scoring just before halftime before Bryan Gaul doubled the visitors' advantage early in the second half.

Goalkeeper Mark Pais made five saves in goal, including some important stops late in the match, to earn his first clean sheet with STL FC.

After a dominant first half that included several great chances, Lynch scored in the 42ndminute to give Saint Louis FC the lead it deserved.

Off a corner kick, Gaul had a shot cleared off the line by a Tulsa defender, only for Lynch to pounce on the rebound and send his shot high into the net.

It was the Jamaican's third goal at ONEOK Field, after he scored twice in a preseason game against Tulsa on March 21.

Shortly after halftime, Gaul extended the visitors' lead with a goal of his own.  Richard Dixon got things started by keeping the ball in play at the Tulsa end line.  The ball eventually found Gaul, who made no mistake on the turn from the top of the box.

Tulsa (0-1-1, 1 pt.) pushed for a goal in the late stages of the match, but Pais was equal to everything the hosts threw at him. 


Saint Louis FC Home Opener

Next up for Saint Louis FC is the club's home opener on April 11th at the Soccer Park. STL FC will face Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 7:30 PM.

Don't forget to tune in to The Big 550 at 6 PM for the Dobbs Tire and Auto Pregame Show.

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame presents the “Legends of Golf” featuring Gary Player and Nick Price. You won't want to miss this this incredible evening of storytelling with these amazing golf icons. Join us on Monday, April 27, 2015 as we listen to golf history and celebrate the careers of Player and Price, the historical Bellerive Country Club, local golf celebrities and some very special youth golfers.

Click here for more information.
Earth Day

April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. This day is a celebration of how small acts of conservation can make a huge difference. Here are a few minor things you can do in your daily life:
  • Recycle paper, plastic, newspapers, glass and aluminum cans.
  • Turn electronics off when they are not in use.
  • Plant a tree! 
  • Replace existing light bulbs with CFL bulbs. 
  • Most importantly, encourage others to take action!
Personality of the Month
Randi Naughton

Randi joins Martin from 10 AM to noon every Monday through Thursday to discuss all things in the news.

In 1992, Randi began her career in St. Louis at KTVI as a Sports Reporter and was quickly named Weekend Sports Anchor shortly afterwards. During Randi’s time at KTVI she covered the Blues during the Hull, Keenan, Gretzky era, the Cardinals during Mark McGwire’s Home Run Race, and the Rams from their arrival in St. Louis to two Super Bowl appearances.

In 1999, Randi found her new home at FOX 2 News in the Morning. In addition to anchoring the morning news, Randi also contributes to Contact 2, Fit on FOX, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, FOX Files reports, Rams Pre-season football, and the American Idol Finals.

Randi joined the KTRS team in January of 2013. 

Fun Facts:

  • Randi grew up in Niagara Falls, New York with her 6 siblings.
  • Randi is very active in various charitable organizations and is proud to contribute her time as an emcee or host for many charitable events.
  • She is a huge animal lover and amateur photographer. Randi loves putting together her favorite shots into a calendar and giving them as gifts each year.
  • One reason why Randi loves St. Louis is because it is a great place to raise a family, there are a lot of great sports events, cultural institutions and of course the amazing St. Louis Zoo.
Walter Knoll Trivia Question

What High School did Martin Kilcoyne attend?

a. Bishop DuBourg
b. Christian Brothers College
c. Chaminade
d. St. Louis University High

Respond to this email with your answer for a chance to win a gift card to Walter Knoll Florist.
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