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

7 hours 46 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 3 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 53 min ago

The 2014/15 local high school basketball season tips off tonight with the 62nd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Three games are on tap tonight with Cardinal Ritter going up against Rockwood Summit at 5:30. McCluer North plays Carnahan at 7:00, then Washington takes the floor against CBC at 8:30. The Washington/CBC game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.