STL Happy Hour – Our Favorite “Calls” of All Time, Ken Wilson, The Origins of “Gloria” and the St. Louis Blues, and Take It or Leave It

We start the show by enjoying (again) the call of the Western Conference Semi-finals Game 7 from Chris Kerber and Joey Vitale on the Blues Radio Network. That leads to us talking about our favorite calls of sporting events of all time. We do a little bit of a dive into former Blues broadcaster Ken Wilson.

There has been stories abound about how Gloria by Laura Branigan became the Blues theme song of the year. We have the real story from you in this episode.

We wrap the episode with another edition of Take It or Leave It. Alpena throws a bunch of news stories at me, asks my opinion, and then we decided if we’re going to Take It or Leave It.

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Blues Hockey, Aquarium Talk, Marvel and Star Wars Movies

Andy Hanselman & Larry Nickel

Our good friend Larry Nickel (@nick2995) got some unfortunate health news this week. He is a dearly loved contributor to The Morning After on 590 The Fan. Larry and his mom Sue are going to need lots of help over the new few months. If you would like to donate to his GoFundMe, please click here.

Andy and Alpena finally figured out a schedule where they can record two weeks in a row. Our work is your treat … it’s another episode of the STL Happy Hour podcast!

We are watching Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-finals between the Blues and Dallas Stars. We talk a little hockey, react to some in-game stuff, and have a good hockey conversation for the first part of the show.

Then we talk about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and his recent federal indictments. John and Andy still feel like St. Louis is moving in the right direction. We talk about the new aquarium at Union Station.

Amongst some other jibber-jabber, we talk about watching Marvel and Star Wars movies in order. Is it necessary? Will the world end if you watch Iron Man 3 before watching Iron Man 2? Probably not.

Enjoy the episode.

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STL Happy Hour – Episode 6: Our Show is the Kind of Show Where Friends Feel Like They Can Drop By

Alpena’s best friend Chris joins the program. He tells stories of how much he hated Alpena for most their freshman year as roommates at Loyola University in Chicago.

Last Man Up – Episode 42: Howard Balzer of the Alliance of American Football

We kick things off talking about Casey Kasem. Would the guys who do our theme song make it to American Top 40? Which of course leads to the conversation and the playing of Casey Kasem going bat shit in the studio.

Where is Shadoe Stevens? Where are Bob and Tom and Mr. Obvious?

The guys give their thoughts on Super Bowl LIII. We talk the game, the commericals, Maroon 5.

The show has a new auditor, and it’s the great Tara Wellman. She’s also going to determine if Clay is gay.

Howard Balzer (@hbalzer721) joins the show to talk more about the Super Bowl. But the exciting thing on Howard’s plate right now is the new Alliance of American Football (AAF). Howard is going to be covering the league for AAF.com. The season starts Saturday, February 9.

The show wraps up with a discussion on the possible changes to the rules of Major League Baseball. How would the NL deal with the DH?

STL Happy Hour – Episode 5: Analyzing Better Together’s Plan

Of course this episode is chock full of our usual fun and games.

We talk about the most watched shows on television. Andy learns about the Mickey Mouse Club Hot Diggity Dog song.

Then we talk about the plan that Better Together STL has put together for creating a unified St. Louis under one government. We break down some of the myths and misconceptions about the plan, and what the plan really entails.

And we give a shout out to Alpena’s buddy Don Hernandez.

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