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

17 hours 6 sec ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 18 min ago

The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.