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PBG Discusses Business Development in 2019

On November 28th, 2019, Mike Davis and Jim Dickerson took to Kearney Live on 102.7 FM – KPGZ and discussed ways to help take control of your marketing and develop your business in 2019. They discussed brand awareness, strengthening sales and evaluating your brand objectively. They took calls and questions on 102.7 FM.  You can watch the video of the interview by clicking here!

The entire broadcast is also available on PodCast by clicking here:  Mike Davis and Jim Dickerson on KPGZ – 102.7FM.

102.7 FM – KPGZ Wraps up 2018 Football Season

The Bulldog Radio Network and 102.7FM wrapped up their second year of broadcasting Kearney High School home football games for the 2018 season along with the popular “Coach Gray Show”, which aired on Thursday’s at noon prior to each Friday game.

KPGZ-102.7FM home-game broadcasts began on September 7th as the Bulldogs took on the Platte County Pirates. The season wrapped up in Smithville, Missouri following the district playoff game. Each week featured a Pre-game which was followed by live play-by-play broadcasts and concluded with post-game interviews and analysis.

Listeners were able to listen to the entire game on 102.7FM, online at www.1027fm.rocks or by downloading the Tune-In App and searching KPGZ.

“It was an honor to broadcast the Kearney Bulldog games again this year,” said Brian Watts, General Manager for the station. “We are proud to be the voice of Kearney Football and to able to allow people to hear live broadcasts of the games as well as the “Coach Gray Show.”

In addition to the game broadcasts, 102.7FM-KPGZ teamed up with other local businesses to help raise nearly $1,000 for various Kearney School Programs.

Before each Kearney Bulldog Football home game, KPGZ-102.7FM teamed up with Dan Lechner’s Farmers Insurance Agency, 9 Round Fitness and the Kearney Culinary Academy for tailgate parties which raised money through donations for the Kearney High School Band, Cheer Squad, Bulldog Broadcasting Network and Golden Girls Dance Team. Dan Lechner of Farmers Insurance served as the head chef for the tailgate parties serving up a variety of culinary treats including his famous Lechner burgers, chili and walking tacos.

Play by play for the games was handled by Jim Dickerson, who has hosted a number of radio and television shows and has been nominated for three Cable Ace Awards. He has served as an announcer at various aviation events, play-by-play announcer for the WHB 810 Varsity Sports Network and as host of the Kansas City Alive television show.

Mike Davis provided color commentary for the broadcasts. He is an award-winning creative director, radio and television voiceover talent and the host of Kearney LIVE and Kearney Business Spotlight on 102.7FM.

 

Podcasts of many of the games and archived copies of the “Coach Gray Show”, can be found at www.1027fm.rocks/podcasts/.

KPGZ Teams up with Farmer’s Insurance to Help School Programs

KPGZ-102.7FM and the Bulldog Radio Network wrapped up the regular football season broadcasts for the Kearney Bulldogs, but not before they helped raise nearly $1,000 for various Kearney School Programs.

Before each Kearney Bulldog Football home game, KPGZ-102.7FM teamed up with Dan Lechner’s Farmers Insurance Agency, 9 Round Fitness and the Kearney Culinary Academy for tailgate parties which raised money through donations for the Kearney High School Band, Cheer Squad, Bulldog Broadcasting Network and Golden Girls Dance Team. Dan Lechner of Farmers Insurance served as the head chef for the tailgate parties serving up a variety of culinary treats including his famous Lechner burgers, chili and walking tacos.

Dan Lechner of Farmers Insurance said, “We thank the Kearney High School Athletic Department for allowing us to participate and help out other organizations within Kearney High School.”

Brian Watts, KPGZ-102.7FM General Manager and Executive Producer for the Bulldog Radio Network added, “Events like these are what we are here for. It was a privilege to be able to raise money to support these high school activities.”

KPGZ-102.7FM is Kearney, Missouri’s voice for the community serving as a local advocate for business, education and sports in Kearney, Missouri. The station broadcasts from the KCCoyote Studios in the First Missouri Bank Building. You can listen live on 102.7 FM, online at 1027FM.rocks, or search KPGZ on Tunein.com.

PSS Featured on the Kearney Business Spotlight

The Kearney Business Spotlight gives listeners of 102.7 FM, KPGZ to listen and learn about their Kearney business neighbors. They interview and feature a different Kearney business each week at noon on Mondays with a rebroadcast on Fridays at noon. You can hear fascinating insights from local business owners who help make Kearney and the surrounding area a great place to live and work.

A recent Kearney Business Spotlight featured Printing, Shipping and Signs owner Nancy Ellerman. In this segment, Nancy explains everything from how to easily and properly ship your packages to make sure they arrive undamaged and on time all the way to the best way to get that perfect logo, design, sign or banner designed and displayed in a way that best promotes your business.

Listen to the Kearney Business Spotlight featuring Printing, Shipping and Signs!

KPGZ 102.7FM to broadcast 2018 Kearney Bulldog Home Football Games

The Bulldog Radio Network and 102.7FM are ready to kick off their second year of broadcasting Kearney High School home football games for the 2018 season.

KPGZ-102.7FM home-game broadcasts begin on September 7th when the Bulldogs take on the Platte County Pirates. Pre-game airs at 6:45 p.m. Live play-by-play broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. Post-game interviews and analysis can be heard immediately after the game.

Listeners can hear the entire game on 102.7FM, online at www.1027fm.rocks or by downloading the Tune-In App and searching KPGZ.

“It is an honor to broadcast the Kearney Bulldog games again this year,” said Brian Watts, General Manager for the station. “We are proud to be the voice of Kearney Football and serve as Kearney’s own community radio station.”

Play by play for the game will be handled by Jim Dickerson, who has hosted a number of radio and television shows and has been nominated for three Cable Ace Awards. He has served as an announcer at various aviation events, high school football play-by-play announcer for the WHB 810 Varsity Sports Network and as host of the Kansas City Alive television show.

Mike Davis will provide color commentary for the broadcast. He is an award-winning creative director, radio and television voiceover talent and the host of Kearney LIVE and Kearney Business Spotlight on 102.7FM.

        Jim Dickerson                  Mike Davis
 

The First Friday night game home game will feature the Kearney Bulldogs facing off against the Platte County Pirates. The broadcast can be heard starting at 7pm with pre-game activities starting at 6pm on both 102.7FM and on the web at 102.7fm.rocks as well as the Tune-In App.

Kearney Bulldog Football is on the Air!

Friday night lights and the roar of the crowd are nearly upon us. 102.7FM, The Bulldog Radio Network, will be broadcasting Kearney Bulldog home football games again this year. Kearney football broadcasts were ranked among our largest listening audiences last year. And this town loves Bulldog football. Your message will be heard by increased numbers of on-air and on-line listeners.

Download the Bulldog Radio Network rate sheet. There are sponsorships available at levels to suit any budget. Hurry, because slots are filling quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your business and support Kearney’s home town radio station.

Questions? Give Brian Watts a call at 816-826-1111 or simply fill out the information at the bottom of the rate sheet and mail it along with your check to: 102.7FM, 455 S. Sam Barr Dr., Suite 109, Kearney, MO 64060

Inaugural Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder a Huge Success

The Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder combined the best of both worlds – a challenging, scenic gravel route that started and ended in a town full of hospitality, Excelsior Springs. The race started and ends during the Waterfest, an annual festival celebrating Excelsior Springs’ mineral water heritage.  Riders were led out of town by a 1953 Johnny Popper (John Deere) tractor, and within a few miles they left pavement and hit the gravel roads and journey through the Missouri countryside.  Riders traveled down hilly, curvy, flat, tree-lined roads, past streams, possibly through streams in a low-water crossing, in an area where the terrain was ever-changing.  The ride continued through the Crooked Creek Conservation area and just as they got used to the rolling hills, the course took riders through the river bottoms past corn fields, down gravel that looked like it touched the horizon.  As they rode back into town, the party was waiting at the finish in the middle of the Waterfest, an annual festival in Excelsior Springs.

The riders were told to be prepared to be challenged – the hills were not for the faint of heart!  There was 5,000+ feet of climb on the 100-mile Wapoo race and around 4,000+ feet of climb on the 52-mile Opal race. These gravel routes mixed in long, gradual hills with short, steep hills.  But what goes up must come down, with an almost equal amount of descent!

The top Male Overall 100-Mile Wapoo finishers who grabbed a podium  blazed the course and even better – set the bar high for future course records. Rob Hall of Smithville, MO placed 1st Overall in 5:03:55. Scott Williamson of Lawrence, Kansas placed 2nd in 5:06:33 and Lawrence Simonson of Columbia, Missouri placed 3rd in 5:06:34.

Congrats to the top overall Female finishers in the Wapoo 100-Mile race! Podium spots went to 1st Place Mikayla Smith of Lenexa, Kansas in 6:48:31. 2nd Place went to Krissee Pitts of Kansas City, Missouri in 6:55:59. 3rd Place went to Nan Lueckert of Smithville, Missouri in 6:58:39.

 

For more race results visit facebook.com/opalwapoo.

June 23, 2018: The Inaugural Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder

Gravel grinding enthusiasts take note: The Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder combines the best of both worlds – a challenging, scenic gravel route that starts and ends in a town full of hospitality (and free beer at the finish!), Excelsior Springs. The race starts and ends during the Waterfest, an annual festival celebrating Excelsior Springs’ mineral water heritage.  You will be led out of town by a 1953 Johnny Popper (John Deere) tractor, and within a few miles you will leave pavement and hit the gravel roads and journey through the Missouri countryside.  You will travel down hilly, curvy, flat, tree-lined roads, past streams, possibly through streams in a low-water crossing, in an area where the terrain is ever-changing. Cars are few and far between, and folks will wave at your from their fields as you ride by.  You will ride through the Crooked Creek Conservation area.  Just as you get used to the rolling hills, the course will take you through the river bottoms as you ride past corn fields, down gravel that looks like it touches the horizon.  As you ride back into town, the party will be waiting for you at the finish in the middle of the Waterfest, an annual festival in Excelsior Springs.  The finish line will receive you with a free beer and a bite to eat provided by local businesses.  This of course will only wet your appetite for all the live music, great food and hospitality that Excelsior Springs and its annual Waterfest have to offer.

Be prepared to be challenged – these hills aren’t for the faint of heart!  There is 5,000+ feet of climb on the 100-mile Wapoo race and around 4,000+ feet of climb on the 52-mile Opal race. These gravel routes mix in long, gradual hills with short, steep hills.  But what goes up must come down, with an almost equal amount of descent!  Discover the hidden gems in the gravel roads of Ray County, which twist and curve their ways through classic midwest countryside.

For more details, visit https://www.opalwapoo.com/

Iconic Mayor of Kearney Bill Dane dead at 68

Prime Business Group, KPGZ-102.7FM and the city of Kearney are experiencing a great loss as Mayor Bill Dane, 68, passed away during the morning hours of Monday, April 9, following longstanding heath issues that had him admitted last week to St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza.

Dane, who has consecutively been mayor of Kearney since 2001, had long been one of the outspoken and lively champions for the city, propelling Kearney from a bedroom community of Kansas City to an attractive and welcoming city in its own right.

Mayor Dane was a weekly guest on the KPGZ 102.7FM, “Live with the Mayor” show which aired every Wednesday at noon.  The show was a hit among Kearney residents and was consistently the #1 rated show at the station.  Mayor Dane was known for bringing in unique guests who had great historical, and often humerous, insights to Kearney dating back as far as the late 1930’s.  KPGZ broadcasts from its studio in Kearney which sits on one of the highest elevations in Kearney, however, Mayor Dane’s constant reference to the station “broadcasting from high atop the Alps overlooking the great city of Kearney”, became very well known and popular among listeners.

Mayor Dane was always known for his wit and sense of humor.  His most recent splash was at the State of the Cities event this year where in his talk of development and growth in Kearney, he stated, ““We had 125 building permits last year and 44 permits already this year,” he said. “So Smithville beat us but Smithville counts their outhouses, too.”

One of his most recent accomplishments was passage of what will become one of the most defining developments in the city’s history, the passage of the funding via sales taxes for the construction of a second Interstate 35 interchange. Dane was instrumental in the conceptualization, seeking Missouri Department of Transportation funding assistance and voter education on the issue, which passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday, April 3.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.  For further updates follow Prime Business Group and 102.7FM KPGZ on Facebook and Twitter.

Sarah Dickerson Photo Announces Limited Mini Sessions

SARAH DICKERSON PHOTO ANNOUNCES MINI SESSIONS!

Three dates are available:

April 29th: English Landing Park, Parkville MO
May 20th: Crossroads (AM) and Liberty Memorial (PM), KCMO
June 10th: Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee KS

Please email Sarah Dickerson at sdickersonphoto@gmail.com if you have any questions. Sarah is trying to keep as much of her shooting on the mini session dates as possible, but if these dates do NOT work for you and you still wish to book, please contact her for alternate possibilities. If you wish to use a coupon code from a prepurchased session, you may do so! A note: these are still LAST YEAR’S regular rates posted on the site, so snag ’em while you can!

Mini session

40 minutes @ $250.00

30-40 minute portrait session. Client selects 25 favorite images from online gallery for delivery in high resolution, digital format with print release.
Full session
2 hours @ $425.00
90 to 120 minute session, on location (at location of client’s choice within Kansas City metro area). Approximately 80-90 high-resolution, fully edited images delivered on USB with print release.

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE: https://sarahdickersonphoto.as.me/schedule.php
(or by clicking “book appointment” in the bar at the left)

Full information about the spring sessions available here: http://www.sarahdickersonblog.com/…/spring-mini-session-da…/

SPRING MINI SESSION DATES ARE HERE!

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