The Morning Drive

THE MORNING DRIVE with John Covington & Diane Jones. Local & national news, sports, traffic & weather, talk—includes Off the Cuff, Athlete of the Week, & the Mike Huckabee Report.

John Covington has been employed at KLPW Radio for 26-years. He has performed a variety of tasks from sales to news and sports and currently holds the title of Sports Director.

A winner of the NSSA Missouri Sportscaster of the Year award in 2007, 2009, and 2011, John coordinates and broadcasts about 140-local football, volleyball, softball, basketball and baseball games each year. He is also a recipient of a 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. John also hosts the Sports Club Show Saturday mornings which features interviews with local coaches from the Four Rivers Conference, Washington and St. Francis Borgia.

When he's not broadcasting sports John enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters who are also involved in athletics.

His interests away from radio include hunting and fishing, playing hockey and coaching little league softball in the summer.

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  • Thursday 6-8am
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5 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Middle Blocker Amanda Vollmer of the Washington Blue Jays. She helped the team capture the championship of the 60th Annnual Hermann Tournament with a two set win over St. Francis Borgia last week. Amanda described the title win as the highlight of her high school career to this point. She will play volleyball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she will study nursing.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.



22 hours 38 min ago

Julio Teheran hurled six scoreless frames and the bullpen completed the shutout as the Braves blanked the Cardinals, 4-0 at Turner Field. Teheran scattered five hits and fanned six to improve to 11-and-8. Daniel Castro homered, tripled, and scored twice to lead Atlanta. Jaime Garcia gave up two runs over four frames to take the loss for St. Louis, which rested most of its regular starters.