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    How did a college basketball hopeful who could draw become a broadcaster instead? Thanks to my lively middle school drama teacher and some great campus marketing at Auburn's WEGL-FM...that's how! 

    Nine cities and over 25 stations later, the joy of my job is still being apart of and serving my community. From country radio afternoons in Chicago and Milwaukee to road traffic reporting in Las Vegas and Seattle, I strive to be an entertainer and problem solver- while relatable on-air, on-line, and in-person around town.

    During COVID, I rebooted a weekly new music show for stations and streams. New Music...NOW! plays the hottest country & your favorite artists being added to stations and streams across the globe. Catch the show on-demand or daily at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern on!



    April 17                          Inaugural PNW 🏒 Draft @ Tacoma, WA
    April 18                          Inaugural PNW 🏒 Draft @ Tacoma, W
    April 19 & 20                ⚾ Mariners vs Dodgers @ T-Mobile Park, Seattle WA
    April 22-25                    GEICO 500 🏁 @ Talladega Superspeedway, AL
    May 13-16                     Drydene 400 🏁 @ Dover Raceway, DE
    June 4-6                        Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 🎵 @ Panama City Beach, FL
    July 1-4                         Road America 🏁 @ Elkhart Lake, WI

    I found my love of broadcasting in college, but fell harder for live events while living in Las Vegas. Nothing beats being in public to connect with the community through organized events! Recently I helped host the WHL Challenge Cup hockey showcase and the Great Puckaroo Roundup adult tournament...and created the Inaugural PNW Draft Tournament for this spring in Tacoma ⬇️

    From Coachella tech demos and Olympic hospitality rooms to charity bell-ringing and golf cart tour-guiding, let my experience help make your next event unforgettable...

    I grew up ice skating in Northern California, but my mom's hope was to raise a figure skater! Later living in the Dirty South with little ice available, I didn't know until seeing Felix Potvin's flashy saves on ESPN that I was going to play someday. Now I've worked, coached, and played in this sport over half my life and it's a big part of it.

    Recently I've been the game operations manager for the Seattle Totems Hockey Club, volunteer admin for the Seattle Kraken Fan Page on Facebook, pro hockey writer for Pacific Northwest Sports, and upcoming host for the Inaugural PNW Draft Tournament in April 2021 ⬇️

    THE INAUGURAL Pacific Northwest 🏒🥅 DRAFT


    It's finally here...a locally organized adult draft hockey event in the
    Pacific Northwest! Sold-out in just over a month...84 players from 17
    states and provinces playing 12 games in 2 days at Tacoma Twin Rinks!

    A big thank you to all our inaugural sponsors: 
    Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, WA 
    Pure Hockey in Lynnwood, WA 
    Big T's Moonshine BBQ & Brew in Lynnwood, WA
    Dan Cautrell Art & Design in Carnation, WA
    Kevin Bergin Roofing in the Tri-Cities

    Saturday April 17th 
    The PNW Draft 945a-1p  Moonshine BBQ wins draft!              
    130pm  Kevin Bergen Roofing  9  Iron Horse Brewery  3
    3pm  Dan Cautrell Art & Design  8  Moonshine BBQ  6
    430pm  Kevin Bergen Roofing  8  Pure Hockey  7
    6pm  Tacoma Twin Rinks  7  v  Dan Cautrell Art & Design  5
    730pm  Moonshine BBQ  11  Pure Hockey  1
    9pm  Iron Horse Brewery  v  Tacoma Twin Rinks
    Sunday April 18th
    9am  Iron Horse Brewery  v  Dan Cautrell Art & Design
    1030am  Kevin Bergen Roofing  v  Moonshine BBQ
    12pm  Pure Hockey  v  Tacoma Twin Rinks 
    3pm TBD
    430pm TBD
    6pm TBD


    JonNY on the ⛳
    SEPT 2006 at Kauai's Poipu Bay

    As a little boy, my Grandpa Ritter taught me to love the game of golf...even if I was forced to watch it on television EVERY Sunday! From those early days in the Bay every corner of the country...and now back in the Pacific Northwest, I've played over 160 courses in 17 states and provinces across North America and Hawaii. I'm not a PGA-Certified instructor, but have given golf lessons for the past 15 years to beginners and intermediate players of all ages. Let's go play!


    When I was little, I used to read every highway sign on long road trips. After my older brother introduced me to a map book, the car was much quieter and my love of travel grew!

    I've been to every US state besides Alaska, with overseas trips to China & Japan so far. One of my best friends describe me as "the chamber of commerce for everywhere" because I've lived in 12 different states and provinces. I take after famous explorer Rick Steves, seeking out the most local hot spots and economical travel plans. And India is next in my sights...

    Check out my favorite spots on the map for your future adventure! Purple colored for experiences, red for food, orange for shopping, yellow for scenery, black for lodging, brown for nightlife, grey for drives, green for golf, dark blue for ice rinks and light blue for ski hills!

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