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Art grew up in Marshall, MO, and got interested in sports going to Mizzou football games, and at a young age became a big baseball fan. He graduated from Marshall High and then from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, majoring in broadcast journalism.
Art has a long history in radio sports broadcasting - a career that began in college with Art doing play-by-play and eventually hosting the KRLD Radio high school scoreboard show in Dallas his senior year of college. From 1977 to 1981, Art was on KGBX Radio as the voice of the Bears. He went back to Dallas from '81-'85 to work for KRLD doing Cowboys pre-game and post-game, Southwest Conference radio network studio work and filling in on SMU broadcasts and nightly sports talk shows. In 1985, Missouri State University moved up to Division I, and Art returned to Springfield. He has a true passion for his job, enjoying every aspect…even game prep and then announcing the games. He loves the challenge of accurately describing what he sees for listeners.
Art and his wife also enjoy local community theatre and try to take in a Broadway production on occasion. He enjoys canoeing and kayaking on the beautiful Ozark rivers and streams and has been to most major league ballparks. The most memorable for him was Royals 2014-15 World Series appearance. In 2003, Art was honored with induction into the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame and into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Ned Reynolds, is best known as the face of Missouri sports in the Ozarks. For over 40 years, he delivered both the 6 P.M. and the 10 P.M. sportscast on KY3 in Springfield. He has anchored morning sports talk radio on KWTO 98.7 FM beginning in 1982 and continues the “Sports Reporters” show that began in the late 1990s.
Originally from Haddonfield, New Jersey, Reynolds earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 from Temple University, where he majored in English and the arts. He came to Missouri after serving in the Navy as a land-based surgical technician. Ned has done work with the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and has broadcast basketball games for Missouri State University, Drury University as well as games for the Springfield Cardinals.
Active in the community, Ned is a passionate supporter of more than just sports. He has spent time promoting and aiding the Children’s Miracle Network, United Way, and numerous other charitable organizations.