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The Hastings and Helmer Show

Weekdays | 10A - 1P

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Hastings and Helmer


Podcasts

 

The basics…

  • Hometown: Independence, Kansas
  • High School: Independence High School (Bulldogs)
  • College: University of Arkansas

When I was a kid…

  • Favorite Athlete: Wilt Chamberlain
  • Favorite Team: Kansas City Royals
  • First Sport I Played: Basketball
  • First Live Sporting Event: 1971 NCAA Regional Basketball Tourney (saw Austin Carr)
  • Dream Job: Outdoor Channel host or NBA commissioner 

Now that I’m all grown up…

  • Coolest Event I’ve Covered: First anniversary of 9/11 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • Event I Hope to Cover: My funeral
  • Favorite Person to Interview: Charlton Heston
  • Person I’d Like to Interview: Clint Eastwood, Sophia Loren, Jason Statham, Graham Norton
  • Favorite Broadcaster: Vin Scully

Away from the job…

  • Hobbies / Interests: Golf, guns and archery
  • Favorite Band: Queen, Pink Floyd, Train, Counting Crows, Blake Shelton
  • Best Concert I’ve Ever Attended: Pink Floyd (Roger Waters) “The Wall,” Sting
  • Favorite Movie: Legends of the Fall, Papillon, Sixteen Candles
  • Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead, Gun Father, Game of Thrones, Fixer Upper, The Voice, Buck Commander
  • Favorite Book: Matthew
  • Unmarketable Skill: I trust

The basics…

  • Hometown: Saline, Michigan
  • High School: Saline High School
  • College: California Lutheran University

When I was a kid…

  • Favorite Athlete: Lance Parrish
  • Favorite Team: Michigan Wolverines
  • First Sport I Played: Football
  • First Live Sporting Event: Bills vs. Lions preseason game; O.J. Simpson was hurt and didn’t play one snap
  • Dream Job: Play-by-Play for The Tigers

Now that I’m all grown up…

  • Coolest Event I’ve Covered: Wayne Gretzky becoming all-time goals scored leader
  • Event I Hope to Cover: The Olympics
  • Favorite Person to Interview: Any NHL player
  • Person I’d Like to Interview: Jackie Robinson
  • Favorite Broadcaster: Ernie Harwell

Away from the job…

  • Hobbies / Interests: Watching my kids play sports
  • Favorite Band: Michigan Marching Band
  • Best Concert I’ve Ever Attended: The Outfield/Night Ranger
  • Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Favorite TV Show: House of Cards
  • Favorite Book: SI swimsuit issue
  • Unmarketable Skill: I can wiggle my ears