When a catastrophe happens, and the Internet goes out, would you be able to find an AM radio?  What about phone numbers?  Do you rely solely on GPS, or the numbers in your phone?  What would you do if you had no access to a cell phone, GPS – have you ever thought about it?  I have.  Especially, after surviving a catastrophe where the only way I knew what was happening was via my AM [ battery operated ] radio. It was during the night of Hurricane Sandy, when I was scheduled to be online tweeting during an AM radio show that is broadcast live out of Las Vegas, Nevada on www.KDWN.com  I also thought about it when I used to work with clients to assist them in their risk management programs and I would need to provide what’s called a ‘Cat Plan’ to the insurance companies.  As we move forward into the word of technological advances, where cell phones are the norm and roadmaps are passé, it’s important to ask ourselves, do you know your phone number?  Do you know the phone number of the person closest to you?

Below is a description of the radio program I first worked with that is broadcast on a 50K watt AM radio station in Nevada?  It’s also where I began my discovery of the amazing potential of Twitter when I began to share about a fundraiser for a former NFL player, and used Twitter to promote about the fundraiser, as well as, promote the show.  Through the years, since I first began this work, I’ve often thought about the tragedies that affect our nation and I wonder what we would do if we had no cell phones.  Maybe we should think about this – and develop a Plan B, in hopes we never need to use it.  Below is a description of the radio program I first worked with that is broadcast on a 50K watt AM radio station in Nevada?  It’s also where I began my discovery of the amazing potential of Twitter when I began to share about a fundraiser for a former NFL player, and used Twitter to promote about the fundraiser, as well as, promote the show.  Through the years, since I first began this work, I’ve often thought about the tragedies that affect our nation and I wonder what we would do if we had no cell phones.  Maybe we should think about this – and develop a Plan B, in hopes we never need to use it.

Sports X Radio History
Sports X Radio evolved from Sports Executives shows that Ken Thomson and Chuck Edel had done together for over 10 years. Stella Belden, Ken Thomson and Chuck Edel officially became Sports X Radio, LLC in June of 2011. Later, Chuck chose to be a part-time co-host with Ken, leaving Stella and Ken as the managing partners of the LLC.

Ken Thomson
Ken Thomson, Host of Sports X Radio, is a veteran sportscaster of more than 25 years and has become a trusted authority due to his expertise in all major sports. He provides versatility with his extensive knowledge and memory and Ken covers it all.

With Ken’s strong background in play by play in baseball, basketball and football, the transition to sports talk radio was easy. Ken’s first sports casting job was in the US Navy, aboard an Aircraft Carrier ( USS Ranger CV 61 ). With 5,500 sailors on board and no internet back in the eighties, “I was the only guy with the scores when out at sea, thousands of miles away from the states.”

Ken also worked in the NCAA college basketball world, calling games for UC Riverside and Long Beach State. He has hosted sports talk radio shows throughout the country and remains well connected to NCAA teams. Ken also knows many college coaches and broadcasters for over 50 universities nationwide.

“Our Friday night shows are my favorites. My partner for over ten years, Chuck Edel and I, break down all the games for the weekend. Football season is the best and somehow we are able to touch on every game, both College & Pro in scheduling order. With the show originating in Vegas, I try to blend top line interviews and sports information with a slight dash of Las Vegas line flavor.”

Chuck Edel
Chuck was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He loved sports from an early age and started going through all the box scores in the morning paper. Have grown up around sports betting, Chuck began looking at sports in a different perspective. “Rather than going to college, I bet on sports to make a living.”In 1992 he moved to Las Vegas and started betting on sports full time. Chuck did a local Las Vegas TV show called “The Oddsfather”. Later he co-hosted shows with Ken Thomson on “Coastline Sports”, Fox Sports Radio and AM 720 KDWN.

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Michelle received a master's degree from Boston University in '2009. She went on to pursue a doctorate degree in public policy administration with a specialization in law. Although Michelle has completed her coursework for a doctorate in public policy administration with a specialization in law, she put her dissertation on hold to develop a sports social media business after she was asked to share about a former NFL player who had been stricken with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Michelle's interviews of notable athletes, sports personalities, as well as, government officials has been published in a popular men's interest magazine. She has also written a column about college football for Gaming Today, and has an advice column at The Inscriber Magazine.

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