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.
Connect with Ryan:
My wife and I went on a date night this past weekend. I have to admit… it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a movie theater, and a lot about the experience has changed since then.
I’ve heard there’s a lot of trends for the “millennial generation” that define me. We’re looked at as the avocado toast ordering, mama’s basement living, video gaming, socialist loving free loaders… and we need to adjust to what you think we should be. If you could stop telling me what I want, that would be great. […]
Ryan Wrecker profiles Gary Boyd, commonly known as “The King of Hospitality” and “Mr. Gary.” Gary Boyd is the host of TV Show “Them Yo People!”
Whenever the family gets together, I dread the conversations that turn into politics.
At 34 years old, I’ve reached the point in my life when I know I’m getting old. You know how I know I’m getting old?
Last Thursday, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was asked by the family of Bob Sievers to introduce him into the National Radio Hall of Fame. First, before you make fun of the odd sight of seeing me in a tux, I want you to know I wish I wasn’t in it […]
“I should check my phone.” “Maybe you have a message on Twitter.” “Maybe someone updated a post on your fantasy hockey site.”
Host Ryan Wrecker sits down with him to talk about his book American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent.
Host Ryan Wrecker sits down with the person who owns the most famous red sweater in political history.
St. Louis inspires me to be… better. It encourages me to take risks.