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

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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
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?