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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 28, 2014

KXCV-KRNW invites fans to weekly ‘Bearcat Coaches Show’

The “Bearcat Coaches Show,” airing live from 6 to 7 p.m. each week from Carson’s Sports Grille, is ready to return for another season.

The weekly show, broadcast by KXCV-KRNW, the flagship station for the Bearcat Radio Network, begins another exciting year Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Carson’s Sports Grille, located at 310 N. Main St. in Maryville. The Bearcat Radio Network’s veteran broadcast team of Northwest alumni John Coffey and Matt Gaarder will host each week’s show.

Due to the Northwest’s Thursday night football games, the show will air on Wednesday nights during the first two weeks and will resume its regular Thursday night schedule for the remainder of the fall sport season, beginning Sept. 18.

All fans are invited to join KXCV-KRNW for the show, which features interviews with Northwest coaches and student-athletes. A special question-answer session also allows fans to talk directly with the coaches, and a “Meet Our Bearcat Student-Athletes” segment is a highlight each week. Special giveaways each week are courtesy of The Student Body in Maryville.

The first show will feature football and cross country coaches and athletes as well as Director of Athletics Mel Tjeerdsma, who will discuss upgrades and exciting changes in the Northwest athletic department.

Fans may attend the show in-person at Carson’s or listen to the program on the radio at 90.5 FM or 88.9 FM. Fans may also listen online at or

The schedule for the first four weeks of the “Bearcat Coaches Show” is listed below, and guests are subject to change. Check or for updates and additional guest lists.

The Bearcat Radio Network broadcasts every Bearcat football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball game, home or away. KXCV, the award-winning National Public Radio affiliate broadcasting from the Northwest campus, has served as the flagship station of the Bearcat Radio Network since its launch in 1999.

With 100,000 watts behind it, KXCV-KRNW is the most powerful station in the region and reaches parts of four states – Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Since its inception in 1971, KXCV also has served as a training ground for Northwest students interested in broadcasting, and serving listeners while training students remains foremost in the radio station’s mission.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468