ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – KMOX 1120 AM, play-by-play home of the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues announced today that Mike Kelly will be joining the KMOX sports team as a host of the Dave Sinclair Lincoln and Ford “Sports Open Line.” Kelly worked for KMOX from 1988 to 1997. During his first stint at KMOX, Kelly did sports on “Total Information AM” along with hosting “Sports Open Line,” “The Saturday Sports Showcase” and co-hosted “Sports on a Sunday Morning” with Ron Jacober. The Dupo, Ill. native will continue his duties as the broadcaster of University of Missouri football and basketball, in addition to his role with KMOX.
KMOX also announced that “Sports Open Line” will have a new sound effective immediately. The program can be heard nightly from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on-air, online at KMOX.com and through a variety of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. Along with Mike Kelly, “Sports Open Line” will feature an ensemble cast of KMOX broadcasters including Cardinals TV play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin, Blues radio play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kerber, Mike Claiborne and Scott Warmann hosting on non-game days. Sport Open Line will continue to provide interviews with the biggest names in sports, keep listeners up to date with the latest news and information concerning our local teams and feature interaction with the listeners.
KMOX SVP/ Market Manager John Sheehan said “when your alumni roster has a long list of names including Jack Buck and Bob Costas among other sports talk legends, the bar is obviously set very high. Bringing Mike Kelly home to KMOX and expanding the roles for Dan, Mike and Scott keeps that standard high for our listeners. We want to always meet and exceed our listener’s expectations.”
In a related announcement, KMOX’s Chris Hrabe will be expanding his role in the Sports Department. In addition to hosting “The Sports Hub,” Hrabe will anchor sportscasts during “Total Information PM” (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM) and serve as the primary weekday pre and post-game host for St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals network programming. Scott Warmann will continue his role as weekend pre and post-game hosting duties for Blues and Cardinals.