I tell people all the time that “I’ve got one of the best jobs a guy can have!” Being the afternoon personality and Program Director of 105.1 The Bull certainly has it’s benefits! We get to attend concerts in the region, host fun events, and work with local charities, but not many of those happenings could top this Sunday’s trip to Busch Stadium!

105.1 The Bull is owned by Midwest Family Broadcasting and is southwest Missouri’s home of Saint Louis Cardinals baseball!  Midwest Family prides itself in being “local” in everything it does. A lot of media companies make the claim their “local” but few deliver on the promise.

Sunday, May 1st a bus full of local Springfield area business owners and clients of Midwest Family were treated to an all-expense paid trip to Saint Louis! A bright red motor coach rolled up to the broadcast center just after 7 o’clock Sunday morning and loaded everyone up for the ride to Busch Stadium.

The package included suite “party passes” with a full bar and our own bartender, ballpark food including hot dogs, barbecue brisket sandwiches, salads, and dessert.

The trips highlight was a surprise suite visit from “The Mad Hungarian” himself, Al Hrabosky!  Al made his MLB debut at the age of 20 for the Cardinals in June of 1970. Know for his fiery antics behind the mound before storming to the rubber and firing the baseball, played 12 years in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, and Atlanta Braves. His gig these days is color commentator for Cardinals regular season broadcasts aired on the Bally Sports Midwest Network.

What a fun trip! It’s a pleasure to be part of the Midwest Family Broadcasting crew. One that prides itself in not just delivering quality radio and digital products, but it’s involvement in the community. You would be hard-pressed to find another media company that would make the time and investment just to show appreciation for their business partners. There’s no question, no media company is more committed to serving Springfield, and The Ozarks community, than Midwest Family Broadcasting.