Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Not since Blades announcer, and all-around great guy, Bob Kaser had a successful show on KMBZ has KC had a really good hockey show. Now, "Drop the Puck" will air Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. on Hot Talk 1510.

Justin Scholtes, assistant program director at Union Broadcasting, will host and produce a one hour radio call-in program to highlight the game of hockey. The program premieres Friday, April 28th and will run through the Stanley Cup playoffs in June.

"I've been working on this program for quite some time," said Scholtes. "Now, is the right time to launch it."

The one hour, fan-interactive format will focus on everything from the NHL, AHL and other North American minor leagues. In addition, the program will discuss local youth and amateur teams and the business of hockey in Kansas City. (see the links on the right side of the page for more info about KC-area hockey).

Hot Talk 1510 is also available via live stream at www.1510.com.

This is a great addition to efforts being made to build and maintain Kansas City's hockey fan base. Justin plays in local adult hockey leagues and is a great advocate for our game at one of Kansas City's most influential media outlets. Union Broadcasting also owns Sports Radio 810. He is an important voice within Union Broadcasting's walls for getting the hockey message out. The noon show host on 810 is a hockey fan, but the afternoon host has a severe case of Midwestern myopia (if it isn't Chiefs, Royals or Big XII, he doesn't think it exsits or has a bias against it) and getting time on the afternoon show will be an uphill struggle for any team (NHL, AHL, or even NBA). Justin's influence will be very important.

Listen beginning this Friday!

Great job, Justin.


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