Ryan Wrecker

kmox overnightamerica 1400x1400 Ryan WreckerHe can smell burnt coffee from a quarter of a mile away.

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:

Reach out on Twitter @RyanWrecker or email any time. Miss any of the show? Listen back on the Overnight America podcast page.

WRECKER: St. Louis Needs a Better Lobbyist

This is just one story on a pile memories.


WRECKER: Looking to Volunteer in the St. Louis Area?

Saturday was my first day at the Food Bank. It was our annual KMOX day to volunteer.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/29/2018

KMOX Profiles: Eric Reyes

With all the debate on what to do with immigration in this country, Ryan Wrecker wanted to talk to a local “dreamer” in St. Louis. Eric Reyes was brought to this country at the age of 3 by his mother and later found out he was not a citizen.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/26/2018

WRECKER: Don’t Look Directly at the Arch

Thanks to the government shutdown, you’re not allowed to look at the Arch.  Not even for a minute.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/22/2018

WRECKER: The Mainstream Media Is Playing You

Whenever the mainstream media goes overboard on a story, you need to stop and ask yourself if there’s a possibility they have an alternative motive for reporting it.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/15/2018

WRECKER: National Media Has Turned Into a Gossipy Book Club

It didn’t take long before the book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff was linked on Wikileaks for anyone that wanted to read it. I’m not sure if this is a deliberate attempt meant to hurt Wolff, President Trump… or both.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/08/2018

What You Can Learn From a Week Off

Everyone is different. But in many ways we’re probably more the same than different.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/01/2018

WRECKER: I’m A Conservative, And I Support Net Neutrality

If you value free speech, and you think the internet is a place where it’s protected… you should be in favor of net neutrality.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–12/18/2017

KMOX Profiles: Terry Yake

Terry Yake, former St. Louis Blues Forward turned Analyst, profiled by KMOX Host Ryan Wrecker.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–12/16/2017

You’re right be a news skeptic

It’s been a disapointing week for journalistic integrity. On Friday, December 1st, ABC News reported that candidate Donald Trump ordered Michael Flynn to make contact with Russians.  ABC later would later, “clarify” the statement, then was forced to issue a statement the next day, saying, “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–12/11/2017


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