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KSR named No. 5 midday sports radio show in America

Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin, and Shannon the Dude have dominated the local ratings over the years with the KSR radio show, and today, they’ve been recognized nationally.

51 different radio executives from 30 cities and 13 companies voted to determine the top 20 mid market sports radio midday shows of 2018, and KSR came in at No. 5 in the nation.

Here are the top six shows on the list created by Barrett Sports Media:

Here was the voting criteria:

  • Strong ratings in 2018
  • Important show/brand connection with local listeners
  • Exceptional talent and content provided on a consistent basis
  • Finished 2018 with the station and in the morning drive timeslot
  • Points are given for each spot (EX: 20 for 1st, 1 for 20th)

You can find the entire list in the article linked here:

Congratulations to Matt, Ryan, Drew, Shannon, and all of the other individuals associated with the show on the impressive honor.

Go Cats.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

12 Comments for KSR named No. 5 midday sports radio show in America



  1. Saul T. Nuts
    10:27 am January 29, 2019 Permalink

    I can’t believe Jockitch is #1



    • runtsfan
      10:34 am January 29, 2019 Permalink

      How do we get you all to #1?



    • CATandMONKEY
      3:27 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

      We would have to address the criterion: “Exceptional talent and content provided on a consistent basis.”



  2. CALO222
    10:36 am January 29, 2019 Permalink

    Where was the recruiting notes yesterday Jack?



  3. clarks
    10:57 am January 29, 2019 Permalink

    If it involves internet voting by fans ksr would be #1 by wide margin. Bbn crazy lol



  4. Cokely53
    12:49 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

    I’m curious how they would rank vs all times of the day and not just mid day or not just mid market



  5. Ridge Runner
    1:28 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

    Well deserved gang! Keep doing your thing….



  6. michaelb
    2:01 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

    Yea! Way to go bbn. Sometimes I’m critical of ksr but good job ! Proud to be part of our crazy fan base despite! I see why they hate on dakich so much . I think he’s very smart . As much as bilas thinks he’s smart – dakich is smarter than he is by far . You could tell.



    • njCat
      2:59 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

      Dakich is smart, brutally honest, and pretty funny.

      Bilas has morphed into a phony entertainer. Too bad because he is also smart and funny, like when he sits in for Matt. It’s too bad he doesn’t dispense with the act when he’s doing games and the Saturday show.



  7. Bluebloodtoo
    2:28 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

    Recruiting to KSR would get a lot easier and your rankings would go up if you could just get a few more journalists drafted into the pros every year. Get to work Matt.



  8. satcheluk
    7:05 am January 30, 2019 Permalink

    Matt Jones if Kentucky Sports Radio Radio lol