Richard (Dick) P. Bott, Sr. is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bott Radio Network, a national leader in Christian Talk Radio featuring quality Bible teaching, Christian news and information programming 24/7. Now celebrating 61 years of service, Bott Radio Network began in 1962 when Dick and Sherley Bott purchased Country Music Station KANS in Kansas City, Missouri and transformed it into KCCV – Kansas City’s Christian Voice.Full Bio
Bob Costas has won 29 Emmy awards – more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by-play, writing, journalism, interviewing, news, and entertainment. He is the only person ever to have won Emmy’s in news, sports, and entertainment. His news Emmy was awarded for his 2011 interview with Jerry Sandusky, the central figure in the Penn State scandal.Full Bio
Karen Foss began her career in television while still a student at The University of Missouri – Kansas City, working as a temporary secretary. After graduating with honors, the 1976 Communications major continued in various positions at KCMO (now KCTV). She was a production assistant, then film editor, a reporter and then evening news anchor with her mentor, Wendall Anschutz.
In 1979 she moved across the state to the NBC affiliate KSDK in Saint Louis,
Tom Oakley was born on June 24th, 1932 in Quincy, Illinois. After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1954, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving for three years before he was honorably discharged. In that time, Tom married Anne McDonald, and their second son Ralph was born in 1956. A year later, the family returned to Quincy,Full Bio
Bill Wilkerson’s broadcasting career spanned more than four decades in Missouri.
The St. Louis icon called football Cardinals’ games from 1973 until 1987. He was the first African American to do full-time play-by-play for an NFL team.
Bill was also the first African American analyst in the NHL when he called St. Louis Blues hockey, and he served as an analyst for Cardinals baseball and St.
Marion Emmett Woods (Woody) was born on February 9, 1941 in Claremore, Oklahoma. He lived in Oklahoma until the age of 9 when his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada. Woody was the oldest of 4 children of Alvin and Blanche Woods. The Woods family lived in Canada for 6 years until his dad was transferred to Kentucky for a year and then to Indiana where Woody graduated from High School in 1958.Full Bio