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Radio hosts set to broadcast 5,000th show

(PHOTO: KNSS Radio)

WICHITA – If you have listened to talk radio in South Central Kansas, it is highly likely that you have heard the golden tones of Steve McIntosh and Ted Woodward. The duo who have held down morning drive duties on KNSS (1330 AM/98.7 FM) announced this week that they will air their 5,000th show on Wednesday morning.

It has been a big month for the pair, who has hosted their show for two decades. Earlier in the month, the two won the National Association of Broadcasting’s prestigious Marconi Award for the nation’s “Medium Market Personality of the Year”.

”Steve and Ted are not only a great morning team, but they do good things for the Wichita community,” said Tony Duesing, KNSS Program Director said of their accomplishments via the station website. “And at the core, that’s what Radio does best.”

“Steve and Ted are amazing personalities committed to our community,” said Jackie Wise, Vice President and General Manager, Entercom Wichita. “We are so proud and fortunate to have this caliber of live local talent in Wichita.

According to the station, Steve graduated from Wichita West, attended Friends University and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting. Steve signed on the air as a mid-morning News anchor at KWBB 1410am in 1970 and he’s been a major force in Wichita radio ever since. Steve was the News Director at KEYN 103.7 “The Rock of Wichita” during the 70’s. What began as a one-person news team grew to four reporters and garnered numerous state and regional news coverage awards. In 1980 Steve joined Kassabaum Broadcasting and served as News Director for KFH Radio. Steve took over the reins of News Director at KNSS in 1998 and has been informing and entertaining KNSS listeners for the past 17 years. Steve’s numerous awards include 21 Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards for editorial/commentary based on his popular McIntosh Report which has been heard through the years on multiple stations. In addition Steve has earned numerous awards for Outstanding Newscasts from KAB, AP and the prestigious Murrow awards. He is a member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Steve’s name is synonymous with Wichita Radio. His entire broadcasting career has been spent serving Kansas communities. Whether reporting a sniper incident, severe weather coverage or the local political scene, Steve has covered News in a professional and responsible manner for over 44 years.

Woodward is a native Wichitan, graduating from Kapaun Mount Carmel High School and the University of Notre Dame. Ted wrote for The Wichita Eagle sports page for five years, and has been a radio sportscaster since 1995. Ted “the Sports Head” was the official scorekeeper for Wichita’s Double-A baseball team for 15 years, and has been the public address announcer for Wichita State baseball and volleyball for nearly two decades. Ted also writes for and performs annually in the satirical revue “Gridiron”.

The 5,000th show will air Wednesday morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

 

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