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KTRS is LIVE and LOCAL. Here’s what we have going on during the month of JULY:

Spotlight: John Carney


For over 40 years, St. Louisans’ have found comfort in the fact that there has been a Carney on-air in St. Louis.  Carney’s commitment to a career in radio came on the heels of his father’s advice, the late legendary radio great Jack Carney.

Weekdays from Noon until 3pm, John Carney holds court with an easygoing charm and a kitchen-sink approach to radio. Carney's catchall show — aptly named The John Carney Show — includes everything from Hollywood gossip to tips from financial experts and visits from comedians and musicians. Best of all, Carney holds the whole mess together with his lovably gruff verve and occasionally bemused — but never cynical —demeanor.

Off the air John can be found around town playing with his one of his bands. His other passion is helping kids. It was from this that the “Carney’s Kids Foundation” was born.  The organization raises awareness and funds each year for several children’s charities. For more info on the foundation, check out

Follow The Carney Show on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Join us for Art & Jennifer LIVE!


The Big 550 KTRS presents Art & Jennifer LIVE, a 2-hour live taping of their show on Thursday, July 25th at 7 pm with appetizers, special celebrity guests, and even some surprises. This long-time duo keeps you entertained on the radio---now see them in action live at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Heidi Glaus will serve as the night's emcee.

Tickets are on sale now (click HERE to purchase) and benefits TASK Sports, a non-profit organization that helps build self-esteem and skills in children with special needs. Click HERE for more info about TASK.

Shop Local Sponsored by Triad Bank


The Big 550 KTRS takes great pride in being LIVE and LOCAL. Our personalities live in the St. Louis area, support the local community and broadcast news and information specific to the St. Louis Metro Area.

KTRS advertisers are locally owned and operated businesses who target local, community focused, adult audience. Local businesses are the lifeblood of The Big 550 KTRS and the St. Louis Community.

KTRS wants to further support the St. Louis community by encouraging our listeners to SHOP LOCAL.

The following are just some of the small businesses we've featured on our Shop Local Campaign:

Weinhardt Party Rentals

Cat's Meow Personalized Gifts

Hats 'N Stuff

G&W Meats and Bavarian Sausage

You can click HERE to see videos from our Shop Local featured businesses.


About the Town

Want to see your favorite KTRS personalities in person? Check us out on the following dates and locations:

Monday, July 1, 2019 10 am - 12 noon
Art & Heidi @ St. Mary's High School
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10 am - 12 noon
Art & Jennifer @ Easter Fence

Thursday, July 25th, 2019 7 pm- 9 pm
Art & Jennifer LIVE @ Westport Playhouse (Ticketed event)

Win Dinner and Baseball Tickets

Congratulations to June winner Jill Jacobsen  !
Enter to win two (2) baseball tickets and a dinner for two (2) at Cunetto’s. Email the answer to this question, and a correct winner will be randomly selected. Enter by July 31st.
What famous reality TV family does Julie Buck mention a lot during Hollywood Schmooze?
Email answers to
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