OPR on the Road – Okoboji Grill – Independence – Wednesday Oct. 15th


On Press Row with The Sportsguy is going back on the road this Wednesday.

OPR will air live at 5:00pm from The Okoboji Grill at River Ridge Golf Course in Independence.

It will be a round table sports discussion with sports experts from both Independence and East Buchanan High Schools.

In the first half hour of the one hour live sports talk show The Sportsguy will talk with Joe Schmitz. Joe is the head volleyball coach at Independence which is currently ranked 3rd in the state in 3A volleyball and was a state participant a year ago.

Also joining the show will be Michael Doyle, the head wrestling coach at Independence. The Mustangs wrestling program has been one of the most successful sports at Independence High School for a number of years.

Independence Athletic Director Brandon Krusey will also be joining the show and talk about the fall sports season and the possible new athletic complex for IHS.

In the second half hour East Buchanan AD Pat Schloss will be on the show and talk EB Bucaneer sports. He will be joined by former East Buchanan AD Phil Steffen who is now the commissioner of the new Tri Rivers Conference.

Also joining the show will be Hall of Fame High School football Coach Mike Stafford who was the long time coach at East Buchanan.

Come out and join us live and in person for the show. There will be drawings for prizes including UNI Panther football tickets!

The Okoboji Grill sits right along the Wapsipinicon River and near the first tee box at the River Ridge Golf Course. It provides a beautiful setting and I’m excited to bring OPR live to this location. It will also be exciting for me to go back to the Independence area and the show. I started my sports radio broadcasting career in Independence back in 1974 at the old KOUR radio station which now has the call letters KQMG.