Date: May 1, 2012
Contact: Jeff Logan 913-961-0929
From the Kansas City Baseball Historical society and the minds behind The Royalman Report Podcast, we are excited to announce a new radio show on Kansas City’s ESPN 1510. The Kansas City Baseball Vault will combine the old and the new of Kansas City Baseball. The show will run Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.
“Just about anything can come out of the vault,” says Jeff Logan, the president of the KC Baseball Historical Society. The show is expected to feature alumnus of the Kansas City Monarchs, Athletics, T-Bones and Royals as well as updates on the current state of Kansas City Baseball.
The show will be hosted by Logan, Chris Kamler, Troy Olsen, Michael Engel and Jeff Herr of the popular Royalman Report Podcast. The RMR has been going strong for over a year and features weekly updates on the Royals as well as interviews with bloggers, players and front office personnel. Their podcast has been featured on Fox 4, Sports Radio 810 as well as 610 Sports.
“This is really a dream come true,” said Troy Olsen, one of the founders of the Royalman Report. “When the KCBHS approached us with this opportunity, we jumped at the chance.” Troy is a Royals “superfan” and the creator of the Royalman Report Podcast.
Michael Engel, the Senior Editor of the Royals blog KingsOfKauffman.com, said “What a tremendous opportunity to bring the past and present of Kansas City Baseball to the sports fan. There are so many exciting stories that will come out of the vault.”
Jeff Herr, blogger for TheJeffReport.BlogSpot.com and 610 Sports, said “I can’t wait. We’ve had just a great time with the podcast, this is a logical extension and we’ll be able to tell some really great stories.”
The show will be hosted by Chris Kamler, producer of the Royalman Report, is a columnist for the Platte County Landmark and is best known as “Fake Ned” on Twitter. “We’re going to have a great weekly baseball show. This town has a rich baseball history and we’re going to tell as many of those stories as we can. And to work with the resources of Union Broadcasting is really a dream come true.”
The show gets its start on ESPN 1510 Thursdays at 6pm and starts May 10.
For more information contact:
Jeff Logan, Host and KC Baseball Historical Society President 913-961-0929
Chris Kamler, Host and Columnist for Platte County Landmark 816-237-8224
Troy Olsen, Host 816-550-8515
ABOUT THE KANSAS CITY BASEBALL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In the summer of 2008, approximately 25 former players for the Kansas City Athletics attended a Kansas City A’s Reunion, hosted by the Kansas City T-Bones baseball club. The weekend event drew a large number of people who had fond memories of the A’s. Many longtime A’s fans began to discuss the possibility of a Kansas City baseball society to honor all of the rich history of baseball in Kansas City. From the Kansas City Cowboys in the 1880’s to the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, the Major League Kansas City A’s and the current Kansas City Royals. Thus, in the fall of 2008, the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society (KCBHS) was formed, and registered as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Missouri.
The mission of the KCBHS is to promote the exchange of baseball history to all fans of Kansas City baseball. This includes memberships to the association and future meetings and events that will allow members to discuss and relate their experiences and memories, and also to hear from current and former players. The KCBHS website is being developed to allow the posting of stories, photographs and exchange of information among baseball fans.
ABOUT THE ROYALMAN REPORT
The Royalman Report is a Kansas City Royals-centered podcast recorded on Sunday nights from “The Mancave” near North Kansas City. It is currently the only Royals-focused podcast recorded regularly. The podcast partners with the KingsOfKauffman.com website and is sposored by Kelly’s Westport Inn.
Irreverent, informational and just a little bit odd, the Royalman Report focuses not only on the current major league Royals, but also dives deep into the farm system. They routinely feature scouts, national baseball writers, players and front office personnel as well as other famed baseball people talking about the state of the Royals.
Chris Kamler - @TheFakeNed – Host
Chris is known best to Royals fans as “Fake Ned”, a popular Royals parody account on Twitter. He is a weekly columnist for the Platte County Landmark newspaper under the title “The Rambling Moron.” Chris keeps the show loose with funny commercials, off the wall topics and constant attempts to get Michael to smile. In addition to his weekly columns for the newspaper, he is also the editor of the website Rambling Morons at www.ramblingmorons.com.
Troy Olsen - @KCRoyalman – Host
Troy is best known for his costumed attendance at most Royals games as “KC Royalman” but has parlayed that into a local personality. Troy is an actor, blogger, podcaster and entertainer.
Michael Engel - @michaelengel – Host
Michael is the Senior Editor of the Kings of Kauffman website, a member of the Fansided network. The website is proud to have a diverse group of writers focusing on all aspects of the Royals organization. Michael is a two-time participant in the “Blog to the K” event by invitation of the Royals and has been a guest on 610 Sports and 810 Sports.. His writings can be found at KingsofKauffman.com.
Jeff Herr - @TheJeffReport – Host
Jeff has been a staff writer on Kings of Kauffman and was a finalist for 610 Sports “Big Gig” competition in 2011. He currently has his own blog about everything at http://the-jeff-report.blogspot.com and writes a weekly blog for 610 Sports.
ABOUT ESPN 1510
In 1998, a small group of visionary entrepreneurs got together to start Union Broadcasting. Still after all these years, Union Broadcasting continues to be locally owned and operated. We are proud of our roots and take pride in helping local, regional and national companies grow their business.
ESPN 1510 is home to such nationally syndicated shows as “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” the “Scott Van Pelt Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show” as well as other nationally syndicated ESPN programming. They are also host to many local business programming including “Total Health” with Coach K and “The Outdoor Guys.” The network is also home to many live national sporting events including Nebraska Football and NCAA Basketball.
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