Saturday Sports Show: 2019-2020

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, 96.1 or 96.5 FM or right here on wmixsports.com.

Click on a show below to listen on demand!

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Guests: Tim Holloway – Mt. Vernon Baseball Coach on 2013 team, Lee Bennett – Centralia Boys Basketball Coach on 2011 team, and Sam Root – Former Webber Baseball Coach on 2014 team.

Previous Shows:

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Soccer / Volleyball Preview. Guests: Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer, Travis Sanders – Centralia Boys Soccer, Lee Bennett – Centralia A.D. on recent Trout Arena upgrades, Matt Troha – IHSA on New Statewide TV Network, Quinn McClure – Mt. Vernon Golf on tryout info, Erica Culpepper – Mt. Vernon Volleyball, Loni Smith – Carlyle Volleyball, Sara Lamczyk – Woodlawn Volleyball and Josh Konkel – Nashville Volleyball. Also, if you could travel anywhere in the world to try a certain food, where would you go and what food would you be trying?

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Cross Country and Football (SIRR-Ohio) Preview. Guests: Matt Hampelmann – West Frankfort Cross Country, Tim Bierbaum – C.O.R.L. Cross Country, Eric Kirkpatrick – Du Quoin Cross Country, Clint Turner – Mt. Vernon Boys Cross Country, Jenny Olson – Nashville Cross Country, Justin Groves – Benton Football, Brian Beery – West Frankfort Football, Gabe Angelly – Harrisburg Football, and Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football. Also, what is a question you think we should ask as a social media question of the week?

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Golf, Girls Tennis, and Football (SIRR-Mississippi) Preview. Guests: Quinn McClure – Mt. Vernon Golf, Reggie Norman – Benton Boys Golf, Randy Knox – Mt. Vernon Girls Tennis, Derek Beard – Du Quoin Football, Brett Diel – Carterville Football, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football, Brett Detering – Anna-Jonesboro Football and Tod Rushing – Pinckneyville Football. Also, what is your cell phone ringtone?

Saturday, August 24, 2019
All Football (South Seven and Black Diamond) Preview. Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon, Kerry Martin – Marion, Bobby Brenneisen – Centralia, Bryan Lee – Carbondale, Mike Rude – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville, Justin Townsend – Fairfield, Joe Rivers – Edwards County, Jeff Rush – Hamilton County, and Kurt Simon – Carmi. Also, what is your favorite college football team?

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Brady Haupt – West Frankfort PBP Voice, Kevin Greene – Salem Football, Cathy Kohnen – Pinckneyville Volleyball, Sam Root – Woodlawn Baseball, Zeke Light – Mt. Vernon Girls Golf, and Anthony Lowery – Waltonville Cross Country. Also, what is the best / your favorite concert you have ever seen?

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Justin Groves – Benton Football, Christopher Birkner – Carlyle Football, Ryan Roddy – Centralia Football PBP, Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Boys’ Soccer, LaMar Choate – Wayne City Volleyball, Christy Gillett – Salem Volleyball, and Darren Kinnard – our new co-worker at Withers! Also, how do you like your eggs cooked / prepared?

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football, Justin Townsend – Fairfield Football, Quinn McClure – Mt. Vernon Boys Golf, Dan Kueper – C.O.R.L. Volleyball, Curt Jones – South Central Baseball, and Linda Austin with Crossroads and JC Jets on the fundraiser softball game today at Lincoln Park. Also, what TV show / movie character would you like to hang out with and why?

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Todd Thomas – Johnston City Football, Brian Beery – West Frankfort Football, Bobby Brenneisen – Centralia Football, Sara Lamczyk – Woodlawn Volleyball, Barry Vaughan – Hamilton County Golf, Travis Kuhn – Okawville Boys Golf, and Jay Ray – Pinckneyville Boys Soccer. Also, what is your favorite pizza topping?

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Kevin Greene – Salem Football, Derek Beard – Du Quoin Football, Kurt Simon – Carmi Football, Scott Haley – W.S.V. Boys Golf, Erica Culpepper – Mt. Vernon Volleyball, Travis Sanders – Centralia Boys Soccer, and Tom Calhoun – P.A. Voice of the St. Louis Blues as we celebrate the Stanley Cup Champions one last time before their season opener Wednesday. Also, what are you most looking forward to in the month of October?

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Bryan Lee – Carbondale Football, Brett Diel – Carterville Football, Tod Rushing – Pinckneyville Football, Replays of Interviews earlier in the week with John Rooney – Cardinals Radio voice and Tom Ackerman – Sports Director at KMOX – St. Louis, Doug Kell – Nashville Girls Golf, Reggie Norman – Benton Boys Golf, and Zeke Light – Mt. Vernon Girls Golf. Also, what is / was your first / favorite pet?

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Kerry Martin – Marion Football, Brian Tackitt – Flora Football, Tom Maulding – Hamilton County Football PBP Voice, Rhonda Carlton – Benton Volleyball, Trey Meyer – Nashville Volleyball PBP Voice, Karen Jurich – Herrin Volleyball, and Brad Hargis – Salem Cross Country. Also, what would be the first thing you buy if you won the lottery?

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Christopher Birkner – Carlyle Football, Brett Detering – Anna-Jonesboro Football, Joe Rivers – Edwards County Football, Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Boys Soccer, Kellie Griffith – West Frankfort Volleyball, Donette Wheatley – Elverado Volleyball, and Adam Rosoho – Christopher Volleyball. Also, what is your favorite Halloween candy?

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Guests: Jerod Kessler – Mt. Vernon Football, Darren Kinnard – Section 618 host to wrap up the 2019 football regular season, Bobby Brenneisen – Centralia Football, Todd Thomas – Johnston City Football, Cathy Kohnen – Pinckneyville Volleyball, Josh Konkel – Nashville Volleyball, and Sara Lamczyk – Woodlawn Volleyball. Also, what is the weirdest / most unique thing you’ve ever dressed up as for Halloween?

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Full football playoff preview show! Guests: Brian Beery – West Frankfort, Kerry Martin – Marion, Justin Groves – Benton, Kevin Greene – Salem, Jeff Rush – Hamilton County, Brian Tackitt – Flora, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville, Derek Beard – Du Quoin, and Bryan Lee – Carbondale. Also, which school in far southern Illinois has the best chance of making a deep playoff run.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Guests: Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football, Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football, Justin Groves – Benton Football, Justin Townsend – Fairfield Football, Jason Clay – Vandalia Football, Angie Edsen – Centralia Volleyball, and Chet Snyder – Fairfield Volleyball. Hosted by “Big Jake” Linder. Also, would you rather give up every drink other than water, or give up every food cooked in an over?

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Girls basketball preview (with some football!). Guests: Clint Winemiller – Hamilton County Girls BB, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls BB, Katie Steffan – Centralia Girls BB, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville FB, Gary Carter – Murphysboro FB, Jason Clay – Vandalia FB, Andy Sloan – Benton Girls BB, Johnny Hollis – S.V.W. Girls BB, and Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls BB. Also, what is your favorite part about cold weather?

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Boys Basketball Preview (with some football)! Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville, Lee Bennett – Centralia, Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football, Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football, Brad Beaty – Webber, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn, and Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier. Also, what is the most memorable basketball game you have ever been a part of?

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Andy Fehrenbacher – Salem Boys Basketball, Brandon McPherson – Mt. Vernon Boys Bowling, Brad Beaty – Webber Boys Basketball, Johnny Hollis – S.V.W. Girls Basketball, Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football and Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football. Also, should IHSA schools reverse the decision to move to districts in football? And what is your favorite food on your Thanksgiving plate?

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Aaron Robinson – Benton Wrestling, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Boys Basketball, Wayne Haare – Nashville Boys Basketball, Tonya Conrad – Fairfield Girls Basketball and Matt Crain – Carterville Girls Basketball. Also, what is your favorite sports-related movie?

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Guests: Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville Boys Basketball, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls Basketball, Sayler Shurtz – Herrin Boys Basketball, Tyler Mitchell – Odin Boys Basketball, Lenny Clark – Johnston City Girls Basketball, and Dan Kueper – C.O.R.L. Girls Basketball. Also, If you could be invisible for one day, what would you like to sit in on and observe?

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Jacob Emling – Elverado Boys Basketball, Bob Waggoner – Pinckneyville Boys Basketball, Tracy Steed – West Frankfort Girls Basketball, Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier Boys Basketball, Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball, and Megan Kessler – Salem Girls Basketball. Also, what is your favorite holiday season food?

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Tom McPherson – Mt. Vernon Girls Bowling, Mike Davis – Mt. Vernon Wrestling Asst., Andy Sloan – Benton Girls Basketball, Brad Beaty – Webber Boys Basketball, Shawn File – Du Quoin Girls Basketball, and Scott McElravy – Fairfield Boys Basketball. Also, what technology not currently available would you like to see invented in the 2020’s?

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Seiger Shurtz – Christopher Girls Basketball, Katie Steffan – Centralia Girls Basketball, Pete Gordon – West Frankfort Boys Basketball, Tim Holloway – Mt. Vernon Baseball on Preseason Youth Camps, Brandon McPherson – Mt. Vernon Boys Bowling, and Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Boys Baskeball. Also, if you could learn any language other than English fluently, what language would it be and why?

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, and Rob Wielt and Dave Farley, MVTHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee members on the MVTHS Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Cardinals Caravan Interviews with Tyler O’Neill, Andrew Knizner, Ryan Helsley, Seth Elledge, Kerry Robinson, and Rick Ankiel, Anthony Lowery – Waltonville Boys Basketball, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls Basketball, Lee Bennett – Centralia Boys Basketball, and Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball. Also, man-to-man or zone defense?

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Clint Winemiller – Hamilton County Girls Basketball, Andy Fehrenbacher – Salem Boys Basketball, Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier Boys Basketball, Shane Hawkins – Carterville Boys Basketball, Chris Roberts – Herrin Girls Basketball, and Boyd Ballard – Mt. Vernon Wrestling. Also, what is your favorite international food?

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Class 1A-2A Girls Basketball Postseason Preview! Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Tom McPherson – Mt. Vernon Girls Bowling, Andy Sloan – Benton Girls Basketball, Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball, Matt Crain – Carterville Girls Basketball, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn Girls Basketball, and Dan Kueper – C.O.R.L. Girls Basketball. Also, what charity or not-for-profit cause do you hold most dear?

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Class 3A Girls Basketball Playoff Preview. Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Chris Roberts – Herrin Girls Basketball, Katie Steffan – Centralia Girls Basketball, Brad Beaty – Webber Boys Basketball, Doug Miller – Hamilton County Boys Basketball, Doug Althoff – Nashville Girls Basketball, and Matt Crain, Carterville Girls Basketball. Also, what is your favorite TV / streaming series to binge watch?

Saturday, February 22, 2020
1A & 2A Boys Basketball Playoff Preview. Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Shane Garner – Sesser-Valier Boys Basketball, Jon Kraus – Okawville Boys Basketball, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Cardinals, Wayne Harre – Nashville Boys Basketball, Scott McElravy – Fairfield Boys Basketball, and Bob Waggoner – Pinckneyville Boys Basketball. Also, what is your favorite wing sauce?

Saturday, February 29, 2020

3A Boys Basketball Playoff Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Jeff Lonnon – Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball, Travis Pinkston – Casey Boys Basketball on their state championship, Gus Gillespie – Marion Boys Basketball, Lee Bennett – Centralia Boys Basketball, Rob Flanagan – Olney Boys Basketball, and Jim Miller – Carbondale Boys Basketball, and Darren Kinnard with Section618.com. Also, what’s the best type of cookie?

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Guests: Guests: Doug Creel – Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball, Brian Gamber – Woodlawn Boys Basketball, Lee Bennett – Centralia Boys Basketball, Jim Miller – Carbondale Boys Basketball, Clint Turner – Mt. Vernon Boys Track & Field, Wayne Harre – Nashville Boys Basketball, Gus Gillespie – Marion Boys Basketball, and Matt Crain – Carterville Girls Basketball on their third place finish at state. Also, in relation to the speed limit, how fast do you normally drive?

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Baseball / softball preview. Guests: Tim Holloway – Mt. Vernon Baseball, Jason Irwin – Mt. Vernon Softball, Sam Root – Woodlawn Baseball, Ryan Miller – Benton Softball, Pat Heston – IHSA Historian on Boys Basketball State Tournaments Being Cancelled, John Kiselewski – W.S.V. Softball, Chad Malawy – Nashville Baseball, Brian Lipe – Salem Baseball, and Mallory Kauling – Centralia Softball. Also, you’re stuck inside your home all day on a rainy day, what activity could entertain you all day?

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Guests: Pat Heston, IHSA Historian for perspective on how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and will affect high school sports, Travis Pinkston – Casey Rams basketball coach on their state championship, and Matt Crain – Carterville Lady Lions basketball coach on their third place finish in Class 2A of the IHSA state tournament.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Guests: Josh Konkel – Nashville Volleyball on 2018 Class 2A 4th Place Hornettes, Wayne Harre – Nashville Boys Basketball on 2019 Class 2A 2nd Place Hornets, and Shane Boyett – Du Quoin Girls Track & Field on 2019 Class 1A State Champion Lady Indians.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Guests: Matt Troha – IHSA Assistant Executive Director with a status update on spring sports, Gary Carter – Murphysboro Football, and Steve Kozuszek – Nashville Football.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
We look back at teams that made state runs in 2017-18. Guests: Brett Detering – Anna-Jonesboro Football, Jon Kraus – Okawville Boys Basketball, and Alan Engelhardt – Pinckneyville Softball.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
We take a week off from the memories to talk some non-traditional sports during these non-traditional times. Guests: Mitch Boehm – Former Seeker and Captain, Ohio State University Quidditch; Kevin Reape – General Manager, University of Missouri ESports; and Nate Page – Former College and Pro Ultimate Frisbee Player, Eastern Illinois University and the American Ultimate Disc League.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
We talk with three people involved with different student media outlets about the importance of high school and college media to the future of sports media. Guests include Gary White -GM and Sports Director, SIU-Carbondale; Mark Johnson – Former Advisor KCOU and MUTV, University of Missouri; and Carson Cornelius – Director of Student Broadcasting, University of Massachusetts.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
We start the month of honoring the class of 2020 by honoring the girls track and field seniors. Guests: Connie Harre-Blair – Mt. Vernon, Katrina Johnson – Centralia, Andy Sloan – Benton, Rachel Payne – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville, Brad Hargis – Salem, Seiger Shurtz – Christopher, Jason Alli – Nashville, Sam Wilson – Hamilton County, and we talk to a legendary Mt. Vernon coach that is retiring, Rams basketball coach Doug Creel.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Boys’ Track & Field Senior Show. Guests: Clint Turner – Mt. Vernon, John Shadowens – Sesser-Valier-Waltonville, Mike Hargis – Salem, John Fischer – Centralia, Tod Rushing – Pinckneyville, Aaron Webb – Benton, Justin Townsend – Fairfield, Sam Wilson – Hamilton County, and Brian Gamber, former Woodlawn Boys’ Basketball coach and new Rend Lake College Men’s Basketball coach.

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Girls Soccer / Boys Tennis senior show. Guests: Vimal Patel – Mt. Vernon Girls Soccer, Travis Sanders – Centralia Girls Soccer, Chris Sexton – Salem Girls Soccer, Jay Ray – Pinckneyville Girls Soccer, Randy Knox – Mt. Vernon Boys Tennis, Carrie Watson – Marion Boys Tennis, and Mike Butler – Carbondale Tennis. We also talk with the former Carterville Lady Lions basketball coach Matt Crain on stepping down and his time as Carterville coach.

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Softball senior show. Guests: Jason Irwin – Mt. Vernon, Matt Patterson – Woodlawn, Stacey Lux – Salem, Mallory Kauling – Centralia, John Kiselewski – Waltonville-Sesser-Valier Spartans, Shaun Renth – Nashville, and Ryan Miller – Benton. We also talk with new Mt. Vernon football coach Trevor Durham for the first time on the Saturday Sports Show.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Baseball senior show. Guests: Tim Holloway – Mt. Vernon, Sam Root – Woodlawn, Chad Malawy – Nashville, Brian Lipe – Salem, Todd Bauer – Centralia, Brett Blondi – Benton, and Landon Willett – Wayne City. We also honor the life and legacy of Jerry Sloan with Hamilton County Foxes PBP Voice, Tom Maulding.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
We talk with three area school officials about athletic facility improvements being made. Guests: Jeff Fritchtnitch – Mt. Vernon Superintendent, Ryan Miller – Benton AD, and Clint Winemiller – Hamilton County AD.

Saturday, June 13, 2020
We talk about the Cahokia Conference’s recent membership changes. Guests: Jon Kraus – Okawville AD, Ray Kauling – Wesclin AD, and Darren Kinnard – Section618.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Guests: New Mt. Vernon Rams Basketball Coach Tim Holloway, Mt. Vernon Lady Rams Basketball Coach Jeff Lonnon on Summer Workouts amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Stacey Lambert with the IHSA on the return to play guidelines.