He stays up late, tracking the stories that matter to your community and to the world.
He also believes breakfast should be served all day, every day.
He is Ryan Wrecker, your host for Overnight America. He moved his family to St. Louis in 2017 from a state where Hoosier means something different, but maintains the values of what it takes to grow a strong community.
A proud graduate from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, he grew up outside of Detroit and has also lived in Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Quick Questions with Ryan:
Are you married and do you have kids? Yes! My wife Melissa and 2-year-old son Emmett moved to St. Louis and are always looking for new attractions to check out.
How did you get into radio? It was around 3rd grade that I knew radio was my future. In college, I became involved with the college station at Central Michigan University and got my first job at a news station in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
You were a program director, and now you’re an on-air talent. Why did you want to be back on-air? When managing stations, the most fun and fulfilling portion of the job was the on-air moments. I love live radio, connecting with listeners and discussing the big events of the day. I also love discovering new stories that I think are important and bringing them up for discussion.
What kind of show can listeners expect? The biggest stories of the day. Sometimes it’s political, sometimes it’s entertainment or sports. You can expect open dialog and friendly discussion where the listener is always welcome.
How are you planning to use social media in conjunction with your show? I’m going to always be accessible. When there’s daylight between us, the best way to continue the conversation will be on social media. We’ll be able to preview some of the topics of the show and even present original material you won’t get anywhere else.
What are your hobbies? I’m looking forward to exploring the city with my family and finding the best meal in town. Right now, my hobby is finding the perfect community to join around town! There’s a lot of great neighborhoods my wife and I are considering.
Favorite food? Pizza or ribs. I can eat pizza any time, even at 3 a.m.
Favorite TV show? I don’t watch a lot of TV. I do watch a lot of YouTube and really enjoy the creative things personalities have created.
If you weren’t in radio, what would you be doing? I would try to have a podcast or show on YouTube. Either that or something in marketing.
What are you most looking forward to doing in St. Louis? Raising my son and getting involved with school athletics. And trying out all the great food options around town.
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St. Louis inspires me to be… better. It encourages me to take risks.
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