As the home of Mizzou, The Big Sports Show has the “The Eye of the Tiger.” In addition to broadcasting Mizzou football and basketball games, Tigers’ ancillary programming is a staple in The Big 550 coverage.
In 2001, Brendan Wiese began his professional radio career as an intern in the KTRS sports department. He worked under Jim Heuer and Jim Holder among others, and reunited with them both as colleagues in 2016.
Brendan began his on-air professional career in 2004 when he joined KRMS Radio at the Lake of the Ozarks. He has been the voice of Camdenton Laker football since 2006, and the TV/Radio voice for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Lake Race, and OPA Championship Powerboat races since 2010. In addition to many broadcasting duties, Brendan has been the P.A. voice for UMSL athletics since 2014.
The St. Louis native graduated from CBC followed by Lindenwood University.
In his spare time, Brendan usually tries — and fails terribly — at golf. He attempts to quote Seinfeld, Arrested Development, and Ghostbusters whenever the situation calls for it, and even when it doesn’t. He is also an ardent supporter/player of Daily Fantasy Sports.
On the air and off, Brendan can talk baseball for hours upon hours. He believes that March Madness is the greatest sporting event of all time. And for some reason, he roots vigorously for Northwestern Football.
Ben Frederickson joined the KTRS Sports Staff in the fall of 2017, a regular contributor to The Big Sports Show, McGraw Milhaven in the mornings and Guy Phillips in Afternoon Drive. Whether it’s Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, Mizzou, SLU, MLS, or preps, he is on the scene offering his takes on all things St. Louis sports. His columns appear in the Post-Dispatch and at STLToday.com, where he conducts a weekly online chat with readers and hosts multiple podcasts and videos. Frederickson returned to the Post-Dispatch from the Knoxville News Sentinel to begin his columnist career in September 2015.
After graduating from Mizzou and making stops at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis, and the Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee, the Post-Dispatch brought the Sedalia, Mo. native back to his home state for good. Frederickson’s work has been awarded by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Football Writers Association of America.