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The National Fishing Expo!

I was Kansas City over the weekend hanging out at the National Fishing Expo! Over the 3 days, fishing enthusiast from across the Midwest descended on North KC to take in over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring vendors representing nearly every kind of freshwater fishing. Along with the cool products and boats were some of industry's best pros sharing their expertise and knowledge. I…


Missouri Deer Hunting...Record Setting Style!

  As we wrap up another great Missouri deer hunting season, take a few minutes and check out my Ozarks Outdoors podcast! This time, it's a 2 part conversation with record-setting bow hunter, Ty Cumley. A few years ago this Osceola, Missouri hunter had a 12 month stretch most of us can only dream of! The run started when he harvested one of biggest deer ever taken in St Clair County,…


Midnight Rodeo Is Celebrating 30 Years In Springfield!

It's the heart and soul of country in Springfield. For 30 years if you wanted to do a little boot-scoot'n, shoot a game of pool, or simply enjoy a cold long-neck beer, Midnight Rodeo was the place to do it! The bar was moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma and originally set up shop on South Campbell at the former "Stars" location. Then in 1996 the club moved to it's larger location at the corner of…


Flinging Arrows On The Osage River With Stained Water Bowfishing!

There's a reason why Stained Water Bowfishing wins awards for their guide service. They're simply the best there is in these parts! Bryan Wilson and his staff have the best gear, knowledge, and go the extra mile to make sure every client has an unforgettable trip. I've been trying to get on the water with Bryan ever since his visit to the radio station back in August. If you haven't yet, you need…


Fall White Bass...And A Bonus Monster!

One of the fun things about fishing is that you never know what you're going to catch!  Such was the case over the weekend. First, let's talk fall white bass fishing. Once the water temperature drops into the low 60's the fish get active. The cooler temps and the shorter days signal it's time for the fish to feed up for the winter! The game plan on how to catch these fish is pretty basic too. All…


Meet Artist And Outdoor Enthusiast Garrett Melby

Garrett Melby is a local treasure. From right here in the Ozarks he's a lover of music and all things outdoors. While growing up on a farm in the Willow Springs area he spent his spare time hunting and fishing. A skilled bow hunter who took his passion of hunting and turned it into a way to provide for his community through Missouri's Share The Harvest program. He's most famous for his artwork.…


Thriller On C-Street "The Macabre Promenade" Style!

It's become a Springfield Halloween tradition, "Thriller On C-Street"! The 13th annual edition went down on Saturday evening October 15th. This year, instead of a single afternoon performance on Commercial Street, there was four shows at different locations. The reason for the change was to lessen the amount of traffic and congestion caused by the one large show. Every year about two to three…


Find Out More About The Very Talented Jamie Lin Wilson!

She's from Sealy, Texas, a small town west of Houston. Drawing inspiration from a Natalie Maines' solo performance at a Dixie Chicks show, she started playing guitar. While going to school at Texas A&M, she helped form "The Sidehill Gougers." The band became a regional sensation. She released her first solo project in 2015 and "Jumping Over Rocks" in 2018. Check our short video conversation…


A Few Minutes With Charles Wesley Godwin!

He was one of the few Born & Raised performers not from west Texas. He's from West Virginia. A part of the country that looks a lot like The Ozarks! Charles Wesley Godwin's music reflects the region he's from. It's called "Appalachian Americana" and nobody does it better! His critically-acclaimed debut "Seneca", released in 2019 and celebrated by everyone from Rolling Stone to NPR's Mountain…


Find Out More About the Very Talented Tanner Usrey

There's a reason why it's called "Texas County." It's not just the style of music but the abundance of talent coming from the largest state in the lower 48. Meet Tanner .Usrey He's from Prosper, TX, a little town on the north edge of the Dallas metro-plex.  Tanner's an emerging singer/songwriter with a style all his own. Tanner's writing, combined with his soulful vocals, make for a dynamic…