Staff Bios

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GOLIC & WINGO

Mike Golic

Mike is a nine-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. During his seven years in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature “Golic’s Got It.”

In 1995, he joined ESPN as an NFL reporter/analyst for Sunday NFL Countdown. On October 12, 1998 ESPN Radio’s popular Mike & Mike in the Morning premiered with Mike Golic as co-host to Mike Greenburg. The show has been simulcast on TV since 2004, and is available on ESPN radio and ESPN affiliates across the country. In 2016, Golic was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame with his Mike & Mike co-host, Greenberg.

Trey Wingo

Wingo joined ESPN from KSDK-TV in St. Louis, MO, where he was a sports anchor/reporter for six years (1991-97). Starting as an anchor for ESPNEWS, Wingo has served as host of NFL Live since its inception in 2003 and is now the host of ESPN’s multi-day NFL Draft coverage. He added NFL Sundays in 2015 as host of NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition and he assumed the host role of ESPN’s long-running highlight show NFL PrimeTime in 2007.

Golic and Wingo will not be the first radio gig for Wingo as he hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio, a day-long update, interview, and analysis program on NFL Sundays (2001-03). Wingo has won six Mid-America regional Emmy awards for reporting, including three straight years for outstanding sports reporting. He remains active in a variety of causes, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Athletes for a Cure campaign, The V Foundation for cancer research, and Special Olympics.


KARRAKER AND SMALLMON

Randy Karraker

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about St. Louis sports, or sports in general, than The Fast Lane’s Randy Karraker. Randy has been part of the St. Louis sports media for more than two decades, but his super-fandom started years before as an usher for both the Cardinals and Blues.

“My favorite sports moment was the first NFL playoff game played in St. Louis, when the Rams scored on their first offensive play against Minnesota, a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce,” Randy says. “That’s followed closely by Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run on September 8, 1998 against the Cubs.”

Randy’s also involved in several St. Louis charities, including his annual golf tournament benefiting Every Child’s Hope. You can hear him holding court on The Fast Lane every day from 3-7 p.m. at 101ESPN in addition to his weekly podcast, Bernie and Randy: The Podcast, at 101Sports.com.

Michelle Smallmon

Belleville native and a lifelong passionate St. Louis sports fan, we are glad to have Michelle Smallmon back on our St. Louis 101ESPN team! Most recently Michelle was Producer of Bernie Miklasz’s show weekday mornings. Before Michelle returned to St. Louis in 2018 she was located at the ESPN National Headquarters & Studios in Bristol, CT. During her time at ESPN Headquarters she was Producer of the successful “Ryen Rusillo Show” on the ESPN radio network as well as Producer for the weekday evening radio show called “Jorge & Jen”. Michelle’s work and on-air presence earned acclaim for cultivating popular podcasts and video segments for ESPN’s national site.

Prior to her experience at ESPN’s headquarters, Michelle spent four years with 101ESPN in St. Louis from (2009-2015), where she produced and did some on-air work with Miklasz on the “The Bernie Miklasz Show” and “The Fast Lane” with veteran broadcaster Randy Karraker, former St. Louis Rams player D’Marco Farr and former St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Brad Thompson.

Bernie Miklasz discussed Michelle Smallmon’s return to 101ESPN, noting, “I gave Michelle her first full-time gig in sports-talk radio. I chose to hire her as producer even though there were more experienced candidates under consideration. But, I sincerely believe she had a chance to be special, and she was worthy of the chance.” Miklasz continues, “I am so proud of her, watching her develop into a budding star. She is just an exceptional talent and person who will only continue to grow and shine. And she will make my show better in so many ways. It really is the perfect fit.”

Michelle is happy to be back on the St. Louis airwaves with 101ESPN. In her own words, “I’m so thrilled to be reunited with Bernie Miklasz and my 101ESPN family in this role. Getting the opportunity to work at ESPN in Bristol was a dream come true, and I’m so grateful for my time there and to all the amazing people I met at the network. But St. Louis is my home, and it feels great to be back in the community that means so much to me.”


SCOOPS WITH DANNY MAC

Dan McLaughlin serves as the television play-by-play voice of St. Louis Cardinals baseball on FOX Sports Midwest. The 2020 season is McLaughlin’s 23nd in the Cardinals TV booth.

A St. Louis native, McLaughlin called his first major league game at age 23. His play-by-play work on Cardinals baseball has earned him three Mid-America Emmy Awards and 10 nominations.

McLaughlin also regularly calls SLU Billikens and Missouri Valley Conference basketball game telecasts. He has served as a play-by-play announcer for the NFL and other MLB games on FOX Sports as well. Earlier in his career, he served as host for St. Louis Blues hockey coverage. He contributes to FOX Sports Midwest’s offseason coverage of the Cardinals too.

McLaughlin is involved in several local charities and hosts the Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament to benefit the Special Education Foundation, which has raised more than $4 million for children with disabilities.

McLaughlin is a 1996 graduate of Lindenwood University, where he played baseball on scholarship. He is an avid golfer and outdoor sportsman. McLaughlin began his professional broadcasting career at KMOX Radio. Dan, his wife Libby and four children make their home in St. Louis.


RIVS AND BK

Jamie Rivers

101 ESPN welcomes former St. Louis Blues defenseman and NHL player, and the current host of the live Blues Pre and Postgame shows on FOX Sports Midwest, as co-host on Stalter & Rivers middays from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Jamie is still heavily involved in the hockey world as he is the owner of Synergy Hockey, and is tasked with representing the St. Louis Blues as one of the premier Skill Development companies which involves planning, designing and conducting on-ice skills practices with both forwards and defensemen for youth and NHL hockey players. Also conducts private lessons, coaching clinics, etc.

Jamie is also very active with the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association. He is the Founder of Rivers Edge JDF (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation) and is a spokesperson for Shriners Hospital, St. Louis Special Olympics, and Responder Rescue, as well as a keynote speaker for the Salvation Army.

Brandon Kiley

Brandon Kiley is the better half of 101 ESPN's midday show, Rivs & BK. He arrived at 101 ESPN in 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

He spent three years as a host, reporter and producer at Mizzou's flagship station, KTGR, in Columbia before moving to St. Louis to produce at 101 ESPN. BK spent three years in St. Louis before taking a 1-year hiatus in his hometown of Kansas City at 610 Sports Radio. BK returned to 101 ESPN early in 2020 and has decided to make St. Louis his new home.

He has no idea how to change a flat or fix anything around the house. Instead, he spends most of his free time running the trails in St. Louis or grabbing something to eat & drink at the local restaurants & breweries around the city. You can hear BK live weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 101 ESPN's Rivs & BK.

Alex Ferrario

Alex Ferrario was born and bred in "The Lou" and grew up living and breathing St. Louis sports. From age 5 on, he and his dad would attend every Blues game from fall to spring, and as many Cardinals baseball games as possible. As a Senior at Fox High School, he realized his career would be in sports, in some fashion. Two-years of community college led him to Lindenwood University where he became the "Voice of the Lions" for football, basketball, hockey and other athletics throughout his four years. He spent all of his free-time in the radio station or working in the television station, coming up with whatever sports shows he could think of.

During his time at LU, he was presented with the opportunity to be the Booth Assistant for the Blues to work with Chris Kerber and Kelly Chase. After three years, Alex joined KMOX in 2013 as a producer for various shows including Sports Open Line and hosting the pre/post games for the Blues & Cardinals. After one year as a producer, he received the opportunity to be KMOX's Sports Apprentice, covering and reporting on as many Cardinals and Blues games as time allowed.

Alex served the last 4 years as the host for Sports Open Line shows, as well as, Cardinals and Blues pre/post games. He co-hosted a weekly hockey show, Chili's Week in Hockey, for the Blues every Monday night throughout the 2017-2019 season.

If Alex is not on the air or at a sporting event, he can be found spending time with his wife, Katie, or volunteering with animal shelters around the St. Louis area. He is an avid animal lover, food enthusiast, and an aspiring "travel expert" (when time & money allows).


THE FAST LANE

Brad Thompson

You don’t have to have a resident World Series Champion for your afternoon drive show, but it sure doesn’t hurt, and Brad Thompson fills the role nicely on 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

Named 2005 “Cardinals Rookie of the Year,” Brad went on to contribute to the club’s 2006 World Series Championship and called St. Louis his baseball home until 2009. In addition to bringing his unique insight as a former player to the 101ESPN lineup, he also acts as pre and postgame Cardinals analyst with Fox Sports Midwest.

Brad’s unique brand of humor and analysis can be heard alongside Randy Karraker and Chris Rongey weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on The Fast Lane.

Chris Rongey

Chris Rongey joined 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane in 2017 after 14 on-air years in Chicago with sports station WSCR-AM 670 ‘The Score,’ the Chicago White Sox’ flagship through much of his time there. Rongey hosted Sox pre and postgame shows for 670 along with filling in as an alternate play-by-play man and color commentator, while also writing a sports column for suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald.

Rongey earned his mass communications degree from Illinois State University before becoming a weekend anchor with Bloomington, IL’s WJBC 1230 AM and heading to the Chicago sports scene in 2002. He now spends his professional time bantering with Fast Lane co-hosts, Randy Karraker and Brad Thompson.

A Granite City native, “Ronge” brings a sharp eye back to his local pro sports market, along with the necessary sense of humor and sports IQ it takes to co-host with Randy and B.T. Listen to the three of them cutting up daily from 3-7 p.m. on 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

Anthony Stalter

Anthony Stalter joined 101ESPN in 2012 as a producer and has done just about everything for “The Pride of St. Louis Sports” since. He currently brings his one-of-a-kind style every weekday from 10am-2pm.

Anthony is an all around sports guy who has passion and love for his topics, Anthony has written columns for “The League,” an NFL-based blog for The Washington Post and still contributes written analysis (and weekly football picks against the point spread) to 101ESPN.com. Prior to joining 101ESPN, he was on-site producer for the Detroit Pistons with WFDN in Detroit.