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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.
Meet Tom Ladd, your seasoned radio expert. Tom has over two decades of radio experience in Springfield. Hailing from Marine, Illinois (a short drive from St. Louis), Tom's fascination with radio legends like Jack Buck, Bob Costas, and more started as soon as he could tune in.
Tom's radio journey isn't your run-of-the-mill story. He started as a baseball standout at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. But the radio's siren call was too strong to resist, leading him to the Broadcast Center in St. Louis. Play-by-play was his initial goal, but he soon discovered that radio had so much more to offer. He's done it all in the industry, except maybe fixing coffee machines.
Beyond the microphone, family is everything to Tom. He's been married to his partner-in-crime, Sharon, for 40 years, and they've raised two amazing kids who've given them three adorable grandkids.
Tom isn't just a radio aficionado; he's a sports enthusiast, fitness fanatic, and outdoor adventurer. Whether he's pedaling his bike, dominating the tennis court, or making waves in the pool or a nearby lake, Tom's zest for life knows no boundaries.