Retired educator (coach, teacher, principal, superintendent) Jackie McBroom is not an author by trade, but has written "Historic Texas Gyms, a Tribute to Vanishing Traditions", which includes stories about unique and beautiful small town gyms that were built during the Depression and served as the hubs of their communities. Many are still standing and in use and McBroom joins One on One host Roger Emrich to talk about an Elvis sighting at several gyms in East Texas and the time Bonnie and Clyde watched a basketball game and signed autographs in Big Sandy.
Soon to be 41 year old Troy Hughes has been there and done that in radio. First job at 15 with his hometown station in Fairfield, Texas. Seven years as a member of Kid Kraddick's nationally syndicated morning show. And, the last 10 years as producer and on-air personality with the Shan and RJ Show on 105-3 the Fan in Dallas. Troy joins One on One host Roger Emrich to talk about these experiences and his passion for pro wrestling that has led him to host "The WrestleMania Preview Podcast". Attachments area
Author Ron Rapoport's newest book, "Let's Play Two, the Legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks" will be officially released on March 26. Rapoport joins One on One host Roger Emrich for an informative and entertaining look at Banks' boyhood in segregated Dallas, his Hall of Fame career with the Cubs, his toxic relationship with Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher at the end of his career and why he didn't join other black players in the fight for civil rights.
Pastor Harry Lee Sewell will receive the Dallas FBI Region's Community Relations Award on May 2-3 in Washington D-C. Sewell credits his church Family Cathedral in Mesquite and its local and worldwide missions and ministries. Pastor Sewell also tells One on One host Roger Emrich about a family legacy that began with his dad and church founder Pappy Sewell and continues today with him and wife Pastor Debbie Sewell. Attachments area
In part 2 of One on One host Roger Emrich's interview with Texas Black Sports Hall of Famer Chris Arnold, you hear all about Chris's close relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and how Chris built the best rolodex in sports radio.
Chris Arnold will make history on Saturday February 23 at the Dallas Sheraton when he becomes the first broadcaster to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame. In part 1 of his interview with One on One host Roger Emrich, Chris talks about beginning his radio career in the 1970's as a teenager in his native Memphis, coming to Dallas in 1980 to work for ratings giant K-104 and how he forged lasting relationships with so many sports and entertainment celebrities.
Mavs rookie Luka Doncic is setting the NBA on fire with his ballhandling, passing and clutch shooting and is attracting reporters from all over the world, including his home country Slovenia. Franci Pavser, the chief basketball reporter for Radio Slovenia, is in Dallas to watch five Mavs games and interview Doncic for a series of stories that will air on the national network. Pavser joins One on One host Roger Emrich for a closer look at "Luka Mania".
Boston native Paul Biancardi is ESPN's National Director for Boys High School Basketball and joins play by play man Ted Emrich as the lead analyst for all high school basketball games on the network. Biancardi gives One on One host Roger Emrich an extensive look at his career, playing, coaching and broadcasting the sport he loves.
Anthony Fletcher, by his own admission, wasn't a very good player. He didn't make the varsity at Mesquite Poteet high school and was a backup at Angelo State. So, Fletcher has found his calling as a coach. He just earned his 300th career victory in his 14th season at Mesquite's Eastfield College, which competes in the NJCAA. Fletcher and mom Olga join One on One host Roger Emrich after the milestone win over Cedar Valley.
Few reporters or talk show hosts in New Orleans, know the Saints better than Mike Detillier, who edits and publishes his own NFL Draft Report and is 870 WWL's college and pro football analyst. Detillier takes time from his busy schedule to join One on One host Roger Emrich for a preview of the Saints-Rams NFC Title Game at the Superdome.
Omar Ruiz is the epitome of SoCal cool. And he sounds as smooth as he looks as he both reports and anchors on a variety of stories for the NFL Network. Ruiz joins One on One host Roger Emrich for a conversation before the Cowboys' 24-22 Wild Card win over the Seahawks at AT&T Stadium.
One on One host Roger Emrich and Texas State Network colleague Chris Sommer return for a preview of the state championship games in classes 6A through 2A.
Texas State Network's Chris Sommer joins One on One host Roger Emrich for a preview of the 6A and 5A semifinal games in the Texas High School Football playoffs. Sommer and Emrich co host TSN's high school football coverage.
Longtime Texas Rangers radio voice and National Baseball Hall of Famer Eric Nadel has turned last season's "Limerick of the Day" bit into an entertaining book cleverly titled "Lim-Eric", which is self-published and available on Amazon. Nadel and his 105.3 The Fan broadcast partner Matt Hicks began reciting a limerick in the 8th inning of every game beginning in May of last season and it was a hit with fans, who contributed whimsical rhymes of their own. Nadel tells his story of how the book, which features superb illustrations by Arthur James, came together this offseason.
You've heard the term "instant classic" and it certainly fits Texas A&M's 74-72 win over LSU in an NCAA record-tying 7 overtimes. Ted Emrich and Al Groh had the call on Westwood one radio and Ted talks about the incredible experience of describing a game that has put coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies back in the national spotlight.
It's the opening weekend of the Texas high school football playoffs and host Roger Emrich goes one on one with Ennis coach Sam Harrell, Houston Strake Jesuit coach Klay Kubiak, Austin Vandegrift coach Drew Sanders and Dumas coach Aaron Dunnam ahead of their first round games.
One reviewer says Matt Wixon's newly published novel "Fourth Down in Texas" is "Friday Night Lights" meets "Concussion". Wixon draws on his nearly 20 years at the Dallas Morning News covering Texas high school football to write the story of a coach who has won a state championship but faces the possibility that his superintendent will drop football.
The name Holmes represents an impressive basketball legacy in upstate New York. Jeff played for his dad Ray at Plattsburgh High in the mid 1970's and coached his two of his three sons at Shaker High in Albany. The oldest son James was recently hired as an assistant coach at Oswego St. and the middle son Andrew just finished his playing career at Mt. Saint Mary's in Newburgh and has joined the NBA's Dallas Mavericks as one of 11 player development interns. So listen as Jeff and Andrew talk about their love for the game that runs deep in the veins of the Holmes family.
Corpus Christi Calallen's Phil Danaher is the winningest coach in Texas high school football history. Only a state championship has eluded him in 44 years at Dilley, Hamshire Fannett and Calallen, where he is closing in on a 34th straight trip to the playoffs. Danaher has been inducted in four different Halls of Fame and talks about growing up and playing high school football in Harlingen, earning a football scholarship at Angelo State and his incredible high school coaching record of 450-109-4.
Marjorie Lewis has published her first novel titled "When the Men Were Gone". Officially released October 2, it's a superb work of fiction based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, an assistant principal who stepped up to coach the Brownwood High School football team because most of the men who were 18 to 45 years old were serving in World War II. Lewis talks about how she discovered and fell in love with the story and why she decided to write about it.
Brandon Hugh (Babe) Laufenberg was front and center for the Cowboys designation of the Brad Sham Home Radio Booth at AT&T Stadium and also talks about his NFL playing career, his broadcast career and his son Luke's fight against leukemia.
Brian "BT" Turner is a successful broadcaster, actor and business owner in his native Minneapolis, but for 18 months in 1978-79, BT and host Roger Emrich began what is now a 40 year friendship while serving together in the Air Force at Iraklion Air Station on the island of Crete.
Greg Tepper has become a media brand as the managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine and an analyst/expert on Fox Sports Southwest's high school football coverage. He tells his story from attending Coppell High School and the University of Missouri's renowned journalism school to an internship with the Dallas Morning News that led to his dream job.
Dave Barnett has called NBA, college basketball and football, and major league baseball games during his varied and successful career, but during a Rangers broadcast in 2012, Barnett had a brief moment, 20 seconds of incoherence that he says to this today he doesn't remember. He has rebounded quite nicely from the incident and this is his story.
Former Ole Miss and NFL quarterback John Fourcade is a recent inductee to the greater New Orleans sports hall of fame. Fourcade talks about growing up in Gretna on the West Bank of New Orleans, his high school career at Archbishop Shaw High School, his record-setting career at Ole Miss, and a pro career that included stops in the Canadian Football League,NFL and various arena leagues.
Colby Carthel has resurrected the football program at Texas A&M Commerce, leading the Lions to the NCAA Division II title last December for the school's first national championship since 1972. Carthel talks about growing up in Friona, Texas, playing college football at Angelo State and a coaching career that has peaked with last season's 37-27 championship game win over West Florida in Kansas City.
19 year old Keaton Dickerson will take the field for the first time this season as a redshirt freshman at Southern Arkansas. Dickerson talks about his high school career at Mesquite Poteet, the challenge of growing up in two different homes after his parents split up and his favorite NFL player, former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens.
Roger talks with former Cowboys coach Dave Campo about his tenure with America's Team and his new chapter with the USC Trojans.
Chris Sommer has done it all in 35 years of radio, from starting as a teenager in his hometown of Halletsville to his current duties as afternoon anchor at 1080 KRLD in Dallas. Sommer is also part of the Texas State Network's high school football coverage and joins his cohost for this edition of One On One with Roger Emrich
Scott Surratt has won an incredible six state titles in 11 seasons at Carthage High School. He credits his success to his upbringing in Linden, the many coaches he has played for and coached with and the support of his wife Summer, daughter Addison and son Jett.
Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk will become the first woman to receive the Pro Football Writers of America's Cick McCann Award and will be inducted into the media wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this summer. Williams talks about her distinguished career, including 17 years covering the Dallas Cowboys for the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Sam Harrell has been rehired as head football coach at Ennis High School after a miraculous comeback from the debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Listen to his amazing story in this episode.
Roger talks with former WFAA anchor Gloria Campos about her early career and her significant hiring at Channel 8.
Roger Emrich, who served as PA voice of the university of New Orleans Privateers from 1982-85, catches up with former UNO coach Ron Maestri, who talks about this year's tournament and a storied career that included two trips to the College World Series (division II in 1974, division I in 1984)
One of college football's greatest players, LSU's 1959 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon passed away Sunday at the age of 80 at his home in St. Francisville, LA. Join Roger Emrich as he goes into his archive from 10 years ago for a conversation with Paul Dietzel, who coached LSU to the 1958 national title with Cannon as his star player.
Just about every sports broadcaster in North Texas is connected in one way or another to the great Bill Mercer. Hear his story as he goes one on one with Roger Emrich.
The PA voice of the home of the Cowboys was asked to announce the Red Carpet at the 2018 NFL Draft. Roger Emrich gives us a behind the scenes look at the event.
Roger catches up with Gavin Dawson of 105.3 The Fan's G-BAG Nation show to talk about his career in sports-talk radio including the early days of The Fan.
From his pioneering days as a dual lead-guitarist for Wishbone Ash to his touring days today, Andy Powell has amazing stories to tell and Roger Emrich gets to them in this episode.
The new head football coach for Southlake Carroll heads back to where it all began. Riley Dodge talks with Roger about returning to the school where his father started a legacy and how he plans to continue it.
Rogers talks with the legendary Texas high school football coach about how his son is carrying on the tradition he set at Southlake Carroll.
Roger goes One On One with blues guitarist Chris Thomas King who talks about his music and acting career as well as the history he's trying to tell through his art.
Roger continues his conversation with his son Ted Emrich. In this episode they talk about Ted's (early) start in the sportscasting business, his early experiences and calling the Olympics.
Roger goes One On One with his son Ted Emrich who is carving out his own legacy in sports broadcasting. In this first of two parts, Roger and Ted talk about the play-in games for the men's NCAA basketball tournament, which Ted will call on the Westwood One Radio Network.
Roger talks with Dallas radio legend Mike Rhyner about his time with The Zoo, The Ticket and his love for all things Tom Petty.
Rogers catches up with legendary musician John Waite to talk about his early influences and where his is now on his musical journey.
Roger goes One on One with Mesquite, TX school superintendent Dr. David Vroonland. They talk about the need for more local control and what Dr. Vroonland hopes every student learns before entering the world.
Roger talks with former Cowboys Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson about his time with the team and the lessons he learned that are helping him now.
A very personal episode of One On One as Roger and Dallas-area writer R.V. Baugus share their story of losing their wives. Both men talk about how they grieved, how they coped and how they found a way to continue on.
Join Roger in Part 3 of West Jefferson Revisited to finish the incredible story of a high school that overcame the early season death of its head coach and the trials of integration to win the 1970 Louisiana big school football title.
In Part 2 of West Jefferson's amazing run to the 1970 Louisiana big school football title, you find out how black and white athletes came together at a time many of the students were divided.
Roger takes a look back at the West Jefferson (LA) High School football championship of 1970. It's a story that means a lot more than just points on the scoreboard.
Roger talks with the voice of Texas A&M Commerce Charlie Chitwood just moments after the Lions earned a trip to the NCAA Div. II Championship
Roger Emrich talks with CBS NFL play by play announcer and voice of the Nets Ian Eagle.
Roger talks with Dallas Stars PA announcer and Dallas Cowboys in-game host Jeff Kovarsky
Roger talks with UT Arlington basketball coach Scott Cross about the program he's built and what his goals are for the '17-'18 season.
Roger talks with Dallas Cowboys QB legend Danny White about his playing years and his life now as a broadcaster and grandfather.
Roger - somehow - catches up with the voice of the Texas Longhorns (and Texas high school football) Craig Way about his hectic schedule and his life since the loss of his wife last year.
Roger talks with Compass Media executive producer Michelle Salvatore
Roger Emrich has some pre-game interviews before a rival Texas high school football game between Carthage and Gilmer. Duration:
Roger talks with the entire Texas A&M Commerce Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017.
Roger sits with Westwood One radio voice Kevin Kugler about the NFL season
At a recent ALS fundraiser, Roger spoke with former Cowboys Charles Haley, Tony Dorsett, Lee Roy Jordan, Mel Renfro and former Ranger great Michael Young.
Roger sits down with Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church senior pastor Rev. Perryn Rice to talk about his journey from stand up comic to the pulpit - also his love foe the Cowboys and comic books.
Roger Emrich talks to Dallas basketball legend Larry Johnson about his career with Charlotte and New York as well as his famous "Grandmama" show ads
Roger talks with Trinity Christian senior QB Brandon Bass about what he's doing to catch the eye of college recruiters.
Roger Emrich talks with the winningest Texas high school basketball coach JD Mayo about the players he's coached over the years, what kept him in the game for so long and why he's decided now is the right time to retire.
Retired Dallas police officer Herman Sawyer talks to Roger about his time on the force and his time behind the wheel driving Dallas' mayors.
The voices of the Cowboys: Roger Emrich and Brad Sham in this episode of One On One
He may no longer on the Dallas airwaves, but George Riba can still be seen all over the place. Roger Emrich catches up with the former sportscaster.