Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Garagiola Retires

Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola is calling it a career. The 87-year-old St. Louis native formally announced his retirement Wednesday after 57 years in the business. Garagiola spent the last 15 seasons doing select television broadcasts for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played nine seasons in the majors as a catcher in the 1940's and 50's. Garagiola went into broadcasting after his playing days in 1955, calling St. Louis Cardinals games on radio before going on to a long career with NBC.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 14 min ago

Class 3, 4 and 5 State Championship Track and Field is scheduled today and tomorrow at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Several local athletes have qualified.

Class 4-Allison Hinson of St. Clair won state in the Shot Put this morning with a distance of 47-feet-3.75-inches.