Saturday Sports Show: 2018-19

The WMIX Saturday Sports Show runs every week for the entire year, with new seasons beginning with football previews in August and ending the final Saturday in July.  You can listen to the Saturday Sports Show live on AM 940, 96.5 FM or right here on wmixsports.com

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel, Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Pete Gordon – Thompsonville Boys Basketball, Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier Boys Basketball – Bob Waggoner – Pinckneyville Boys Basketball, Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Boys Basketball, Wayne Haare – Nashville Boys Basketball, and Darren Kinnard – Sports Director at WSIL on basketball in southern Illinois this season. Also, what do you miss the most about warmer weather?

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville Boys Basketball, Brady Haupt – Co-Host of new sports show “618 Fandemonium” on our sister station 95.5 The Fan, Chris Roberts – Herrin Girls Basketball, Katie Meador-Steffan – Centralia Girls Basketball, Matt Crain – Carterville Girls Basketball, and Andy Sloan – Benton Girls Basketball. Also, what athlete did you look up to growing up?

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Jacob Linder hosts in Kyle’s place. Guests: Lance Boldt – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball Asst. Coach, Kyle Norris – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball Broadcaster, Nathan Mayberry – Sandoval Boys Basketball, Brad Beaty – Webber Boys Basketball, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls Basketball, Rick Metcalf – S.V.W. Girls Basketball, and Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball. Also, what is your favorite sports-related movie?

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Andy Fehrenbacher – Salem Boys Basketball, Clint Winemiller – Hamilton Co. Girls Basketball, Sean Laughlin – Mt. Vernon Girls Soccer, Shane Hawkins – Carterville Boys Basketball, Scott Burzynski – Johnston City Boys Basketball, and interviews with each of the current and former Cardinals that stopped in Mt. Vernon for the Cardinals Caravan. Also, what did you name your first car?

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Guests: Jacob Linder – WMIX Showcase Broadcaster, Andy Palmer – Carlyle Boys Basketball, Cheyenne Spurlock – Webber Girls Basketball, Wayne Haare – Nashville Boys Basketball, and Tonya Conrad – Fairfield Girls Basketball on a slightly shortened show.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, and Rob Wielt -former Play-by-Play voice of the Mt. Vernon Rams and the treasurer of the MVTHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee to announce and talk about the 2019 Induction Class.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Lee Bennett – Centralia Boys Basketball, Evan Wyllie – West Frankfort Boys Basketball, Doug Miller – Hamilton Co. Boys Basketball, Chris Roberts – Herrin Girls Basketball, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls Basketball, and Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier Boys Basketball. Also, what is your favorite pizza topping?

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Guests: Chris Hugo – Mt. Vernon Rams Basketball Broadcaster, Brett Diel – New Carterville Football Coach, Andy Sloan – Benton Rangerettes Basketball, Jacob Linder, WMIX Showcase Broadcaster, and special guest Ryan Brown, Taylorville Boys Basketball Coach on the tornado aftermath, recovery efforts, and their season so far. Also plenty of holiday tournament talk and this week’s social media question: Do you make New Year’s resolutions (if so, what is your 2019 resolution?)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Matt Morgan – Zeigler-Royalton Boys Basketball, Mike McManus – Centralia Basketball Broadcaster, Brad Beaty – Webber Boys Basketball, and special guests Anne Carroll – St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network Manager, and Big Jake has an interview with Mike Reis – longtime voice of the SIU Salukis. Also, what do you want for Christmas this year?

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Pete Gordon – Thompsonville Boys Basketball, Katie Meador-Steffan – Centralia Girls Basketball, Sayler Shurtz – Herrin Boys Basketball, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Boys Basketball, Janelle Kuhn – Carlyle Girls Basketball, and Donnie Lyons – Fairfield Wrestling. Also, what is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Seiger Shurtz – Christopher Girls Basketball, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville Boys Basketball, Adam Hanks – Sandoval Girls Basketball, Kevin Bowen – Cisne Boys Basketball, and Rick Arrington – West Frankfort Wrestling. We also have a special segment featuring an unofficial area coaches poll on whether they support district football in the state or not. Finally, how are you doing your Christmas shopping, in-store or online?

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Bob Waggoner – Pinckneyville Boys Basketball, Aaron Robinson – Benton Wrestling, Matt Crain – Carterville Girls Basketball, Rick Metcalf – S.V.W. Girls Basketball, Josh Fox – Flora Girls Basketball, and Tyler Mitchell – Odin Boys Basketball. Also, what is your favorite sports memory?

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Scott McElravy – Fairfield Boys Basketball, Lenny Clark – Johnston City Girls Basketball, Ryan Roddy – Centralia Orphans and Annies Broadcaster, Jason James – Du Quoin Boys Basketball, Megan Kessler – Salem Girls Basketball, and Jacob Emling – Elverado Boys Basketball. Plus, what food are you eating the most of at Thanksgiving?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Boys Basketball Preview! Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls, Wayne Harre – Nashville, Lee Bennett – Centralia, Ronnie Winemiller – Benton, Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn, and Brad Beaty – Webber. Also, you’re snowed in and can’t leave your house, how are you spending your day?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Girls Basketball Preview! Guests: Rick Metcalf – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon, Katie Meador – Centralia, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn, Cheyenne Spurlock – Webber, Andy Sloan – Benton, Clint Winemiller – Hamilton Co., and Doug Althoff – Nashville. We also have a pre-recorded interview with Josh Konkel from earlier this week on Nashville’s trip to the Class 2A state semifinals in volleyball. Finally, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Guests: Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football, Ryan Bruns – Pinckneyville Cross Country, Kerry Martin – Marion Football, Bryan Lee – Carbondale Football, Brett Detering – Anna-Jonesboro Football, Bill Belton – Chester Football, Joe Rivers – Edwards Co. Football, and “Big Jake” Jacob Linder for a mini basketball preview. Also, should the IHSA move towards district play in high school football?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Full IHSA high school playoffs preview show! Guests: Kevin Greene – Salem, Brian Beery – West Frankfort, AJ Hill – Du Quoin, Justin Townsend – Fairfield, John Shadowens – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville, Kerry Martin – Marion, and Bryan Lee – Carbondale. Plus, what team in southern Illinois do you think will make the deepest postseason run?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Guests: Sara Lamczyk – Woodlawn Volleyball, Brooke Poninski – Mt. Vernon Volleyball, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Ryan Roddy – Centralia Football Broadcaster, Jason Hall – Hamilton Co. Volleyball, Cathy Kohnen – Pinckneyville Volleyball, Josh Konkel – Nashville Volleyball, and Darren Kinnard – Sports Director at WSIL ABC Ch. 3 to talk about the football regular season that was in 2018. Also, what is your favorite candy?

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Guests: Jeff Rush – Hamilton County Football, Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Soccer, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Aaron Crow – Christopher Cross Country, Jessica Piper – Salem Girls Tennis, Dan Breslin – Pinckneyville Girls Golf, Mike Karoski – West Frankfort Boys Golf, and Reggie Norman – Benton Boys Golf. Also, do you love or hate the wave?

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Chris Hugo hosts in Kyle’s place. Guests: Bobby Brenneisen (Centralia Orphans Football), Jerod Kessler (Mt. Vernon Rams Football), John Shadowens (Sesser-Valier-Waltonville Red Devils Football), plus best of content featuring Jeff Fritchtnicht (Mt. Vernon Township High School Superintendent), Sam Knox (Illinois High School Association), Kenzi Tate (SIU Softball Assistant Coach). Also, what is the most random thing in your wallet/purse/fanny pack?

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Guests: Sam Root – Woodlawn Baseball, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Bryan Lee – Carbondale Football, Jeffrey Tolliver – Salem Boys Golf, Quinn McClure – Mt. Vernon Golf, Loni Lewis – Carlyle Volleyball, and Alyssa Williams – Benton Girls Tennis. Also, what is your favorite thing relating to pumpkins?

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Guests: Barry Vaughan – Hamilton Co. Golf, Reggie Norman – Benton Boys Golf, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, John Shadowens – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville Football, Cathy Kohnen – Pinckneyville Volleyball, Christy Gillett – Salem Volleyball, Jean Orr – Nashville Cross Country, and Sam Knox – IHSA Asst. Executive Director over Officials to talk about the need for more officials in Illinois. Also, what is your favorite season?

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Guests: Cody Wingo – Zeigler-Royalton Volleyball, Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Kurt Simon – Carmi Football, Matt Hamplemann – West Frankfort Cross Country, and Jeff Fritchtnitch – MVTHS District Superintendent on the future of athletic facilities at the high school Also, is a hot dog a sandwich?

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Guests: Andrew Williams – Fairfield Golf, Adam Rosoho – Christopher Volleyball, Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Clint Turner – Mt. Vernon Boys Cross Country, Brooke Poninski – Mt. Vernon Volleyball, Brandon Kiley – Exec. Producer of Kevin Wheeler Show on 101 ESPN in St. Louis to talk Cardinals baseball, and Christopher Birkner – Carlyle Football. Also, what pro / college sports stadium do you have to visit before you die?

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Guests: Travis Sanders (Centralia Soccer), Josh Konkel (Nashville Volleyball), Jerod Kessler (Mt. Vernon Football), Ryan Roddy (Centralia Football Broadcaster), Tod Rushing (Pinckneyville Football), Jason Hall (Hamilton Co. Volleyball), Brad Hargis (Salem Cross Country), and Kevin Westall (Webber Cross Country). Also, what is the hardest pro sports championship to win?

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Guests: Heather Day (Sandoval Golf), Jerod Kesler (Mt. Vernon Football), Jason Karnes (Herrin Football), Kenzi Tate (MV Alum and New SIU Asst. Softball Coach), Randy Knox (Mt. Vernon Tennis), and Sara Lamczyk (Woodlawn Volleyball). Also, what is your ideal vacation spot?

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Full high school football preview show. Guests: Jerod Kessler (Mt. Vernon), Kerry Martin (Marion), Brian Beery (West Frankfort), John Shadowens (Sesser-Valier-Waltonville), AJ Hill (DuQuoin), Bryan Lee (Carbondale), and Justin Townsend (Fairfield). Also, what dance do / did you prefer in high school? Homecoming or Prom?

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Guests: Vimal Patel (Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer), Brooke Poninski (Mt. Vernon Volleyball), Clint Turner (Mt. Vernon Boys Cross Country), Doug Dunahee (Host of Big Sports Now on WILY The Big 1210 AM), Steve Kozuszek (Nashville Football), Justin Groves (Benton Football), Kevin Greene (Salem Football), and Bobby Brenneisen (Centralia Football) all joined the program. Also, what is your favorite in-game promotion at a sporting event?

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Guests: Quinn McClure (Mt. Vernon Boys Golf Coach), Mason McReaken (former Centralia HS pitcher recently signed by the Atlanta Braves organization), and Brenden Schaeffer (St. Louis Cardinals / Blues Writer for KMOV-CBS St. Louis) to talk Cards trade deadline. Plus, are you #TeamKetchup or #TeamMustard?