October 29, 2012 marks the final day of programming for KMOX Sports at One Memorial Drive in Downtown St. Louis. To commemorate the final evening of broadcasting at the historic building located across the street from The Gateway Arch where KMOX has been on the air since 1968, some of our best sports alumni joined Scott Warmann to share their fond memories.
Cardinals radio broadcaster John Rooney, who can regularly heard on KMOX, joined the show with plenty of stories. Before becoming a national broadcaster, he had the opportunity to work ‘One Memorial’.
Missouri Tigers broadcaster Mike Kelly was a host of many sports shows during his time at KMOX. Even after taking play-by-play duties for Mizzou, he was still heard calling Tigers programming for many years on ‘1120 AM’.
Jim Holder was the morning drive sports anchor and host of sports shows for 18 years at KMOX. He joined Scott to share his memories.
Ron Jacober has broadcasted just about every sports related program on KMOX. Still the host for the longest sports talk radio show on Sunday mornings, he joined Scott to talk about his 26 years at ‘One Memorial’.
Before becoming the ‘Voice of the Blues’, Sports Hub co-host Chris Kerber was a KMOX Sports intern. He joined the show to share those memories.
Bernie Miklasz, the great St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist, was part of the sports department at KMOX for years. Still in sports radio, he remembers the great experiences at ‘One Memorial’.
Mike Claiborne, another co-host of The Sports Hub, had his first stint doing sports at KMOX about 20 years ago. Claibs certainly has a story or two from back in the day.
Bill Wilkerson, the great radio broadcaster, was the host of morning drive and broadcaster of many games on KMOX. Perhaps the most famous, or infamous, game was one story he shared.
From an intern to the host of Sports Open Line for a long time, Randy Karraker, who’s still on the air in St. Louis, had plenty of experiences while working at ‘One Memorial’ that he was able to share.
Mike Grimm, now the ‘Voice of the Minnesota Golden Gophers’, was another Sports Open Line host. The Midwest guy joined the show to discuss how he made it to St. Louis at ‘One Memorial’.
Dan McLaughlin, former intern and producer at KMOX, joined the show to discuss his time at ‘One Memorial’.
After his Hall of Fame playing career with the St. Louis Football Cardinals, Dan Dierdorf was on KMOX before becoming a national broadcaster for the NFL. He certainly had stories to share.