The Morning Drive

THE MORNING DRIVE with John Covington & Diane Jones. Local & national news, sports, traffic & weather, talk—includes Off the Cuff, Athlete of the Week, & the Mike Huckabee Report.

John Covington has been employed at KLPW Radio for 26-years. He has performed a variety of tasks from sales to news and sports and currently holds the title of Sports Director.

A winner of the NSSA Missouri Sportscaster of the Year award in 2007, 2009, and 2011, John coordinates and broadcasts about 140-local football, volleyball, softball, basketball and baseball games each year. He is also a recipient of a 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. John also hosts the Sports Club Show Saturday mornings which features interviews with local coaches from the Four Rivers Conference, Washington and St. Francis Borgia.

When he's not broadcasting sports John enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters who are also involved in athletics.

His interests away from radio include hunting and fishing, playing hockey and coaching little league softball in the summer.

  • Monday 6-8am
  • Tuesday 6-8am
  • Wednesday 6-8am
  • Thursday 6-8am
  • Friday 6-8am

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 3 hours ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.