OFFICIAL HOST BIO: For more than 10 years, Steven St. John has been waking, informing and entertaining morning radio listeners with his wit, knowledge and unique laugh. As co-host of the Border Patrol on Sports Radio 810 WHB, Steven often serves more as a Master of Ceremonies. One minute he’s conducting in-depth, thought-provoking interviews with a local, regional or national sports headline-maker, and the next he’s engaging in spontaneous banter with his in-studio co-hosts, bringing smiles to morning rush hour commuters and laughter to his legions of office worker followers.
Born and raised in the Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo., Steven KNOWS the area sports scene. A graduate of UMKC and a former Kansas City Golden Gloves boxer, Steven throws no punches when it comes to airing his passion for the ‘Roos, Royals, Chiefs, Mizzou athletics and any other team that calls the Show Me State its home (except maybe in St. Louis).
In 1999, Steven was hired to host an evening sports show on Sports Radio 810. As his ratings grew, Steven went from burning the midnight oil to welcoming the sun as he was promoted to the vital morning drive slot where he has flourished, becoming one of the most recognizable and dependable voices in the market.
Steven can be heard across a seven-state region every weekday from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. on 50,000-watt Sports Radio 810 WHB, the largest all-sports station in the nation.
Sports: Boxing, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Dance, Fantasy sports, Wrestling
Athletes: Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler, George Brett, Steve DeBerg, Tom Brady, Melvin Booker, Brad Smith, Julio Cesar Chavez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez
Sports Quote: I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.
Sports Memory: 1985 World Series
High School: St. Pius X 1990
College: UMKC 1996
SSJ’s Weekend Preview
June 3-5, 2011
Every Friday, I will be writing a weekend preview of what I’m doing in Kansas City and what I will be watching on TV and the big screen. I realize that there will be some big events that I don’t cover, but this isn’t about what’s happening in sports or KC in general….It’s about what I’m doing and watching….Things that listeners of the Border Patrol may be interested in.
Friday night: I’ve been told by my two boys that I must take them to see the movie, X-Men: First Class. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’ve never really been a fan of the X-Men movies, but I’ve watched bits and pieces of them on cable. I’ve actually enjoyed what I’ve seen, so maybe I’ll enjoy this movie, too. I will admit that it’s intriguing that the trailer suggests the X-Men helped avert the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Saturday afternoon: I will be serving as the Pubic Address announcer for the 1:00 p.m. kickoff between the Kansas City Command and the Chicago Rush at Sprint Center. The Command (4-7) will be going for their third win in a row and their season sweep against the Rush (8-3). The Command won the first game against Chicago 58-51 in one of the wildest games of the Arena Football League season.
Saturday night: I will be at the 810 Zone at Harrah’s North Kansas Casino to watch the WBC Middleweight Championship fight between challenger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and champion Sebastian Zbik. Chavez is attempting to become the first Mexican fighter to win the middleweight championship. Julio’s father was one of my favorite fighter’s of all-time, so I’ve enjoyed following the career of Chavez, Jr. Despite his undefeated record, Junior has shown defensive weaknesses in several fights that led his promoters at Top Rank to hire Freddie Roach as his new trainer. Although, they haven’t spent much time together, Junior has made considerable improvements under Roach and hopes to make even more strides on Saturday night against Zbik. The HBO telecast, which includes just one undercard fight, begins at 9:00. Come out and watch the fight with me at the Harrah’s 810 Zone!
Sunday night:I will retire to my basement to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals. After the Mavericks unbelievable comeback victory over the Heat in Game 2, I can’t wait to watch this game on Sunday night. The game starts at 7:00 and if you happen to be away from your television, remember that you can hear the game on your home of the NBA Playoffs and the NBA finals, Sports Radio 810 WHB.