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Davis steps away from Royals broadcasts

bob davis_8119Broadcaster Bob Davis is stepping away after 16 seasons in the Royals broadcast booth.  Davis will continue in his role as the voice of the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball and football teams, a post he has held for 29 years.

On a personal note, I’ll miss his great stories away from the microphone.  Bob is one year older than my Dad, so I could always relate to his radio show references (The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, etc.).

Bob would join the team for spring training after his KU basketball duties were done for the season.  I was his driver from the Phoenix airport to Surprise on a few of these occasions.  He was always upbeat, even when his beloved Jayhawks had just suffered a tough defeat in the NCAA Tournament. 

Best wishes Bob, we look forward to seeing you around The K!

 

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Royals Hot Stove to feature Francoeur, McClure

Outfielder Jeff Francoeur and pitching coach Bob McClure join hosts Denny Matthews and Bob Davis on Thursday’s Hot Stove.  The show airs from 6 to 7 p.m. Central on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com (http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/hotstove.jsp).

Visit the Hot Stove page on royals.com, where you can listen to archived broadcasts.

Royals and 610 Sports Radio announce initial 14-game Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Royals and 610 Sports Radio (KCSP) today announced the first 14 broadcasts of the 2011 Royals Spring Training Radio schedule that will air on 610 AM, the flagship station of the Royals.  All Spring Training contests will be webcast on royals.com, including the games not on 610 Sports Radio.  The Royals and 610 Sports Radio will add six more broadcasts once the NCAA Tournament schedule is released due to 610′s commitment to University of Kansas men’s basketball.

The 2011 spring radio broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sunday, February 27 @ Texas
 2:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 2 @ Los Angeles Dodgers
 2:05 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 3  @ Los Angeles Angels
 2:05 p.m.
 
Friday, March 4  Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Sunday, March 6  @ Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 7 @ San Diego
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 9 @ Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 15 Oakland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 16 @ Cincinnati
 9:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 21  Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 22  Los Angeles Angels
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 23 @ Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 28  Milwaukee
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 29  Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 

 *All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change

 

Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews will share Spring Training play-by-play duties with Bob Davis, Steve Stewart, and Ryan Lefebvre.  Stewart will anchor the exhibition webcasts and will be joined periodically throughout the spring by his fellow Royals broadcast partners as well as members of the Royals baseball operations department and various media in attendance on a given day.

 

Like father, like son

The Royals Radio Network will feature a father and son duo for tonight’s 6:05 Central start in Cleveland.  The radio team of Bob Davis and Steve Stewart will be joined by a second Davis, Bob’s son Steven.  The younger Davis just finished his third season as the voice of the Double-A NW Arkansas Naturals.  Steven Davis spent the previous three seasons calling the action for Kansas City’s rookie affiliate in Idaho Falls.

While Steven will help the radio team throughout the weekend, Thursday will be the only pairing with his father.  Bob will return home to call Saturday’s football game between KU and New Mexico State.

May Birthdays: Happy Birthday George!


George_Brett_S_bf002.jpgMay 15 is George Brett’s 56th birthday!  George shares his day with future football Hall of Famer and noted ballroom dancer Emmitt Smith, who hits the big 4-0!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis_Leonard_S_0b002.jpgFellow Royals Hall of Famer Dennis Leonard turned 58 on May 8.  Leo was born on the same day as Harry S. Truman (1884).

 

 

 

 

Royals slugger Jose Guillen will turn 33 on Sunday.  Also on that day, Dennis Hopper will be 73 while Bob Saget and Sugar Ray Leonard will be 53.  Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block turns 39.6-23 Guillen.JPG

7-15 Soria.jpgJoakim Soria’s big day is Monday as he hits the quarter-century mark.  He shares his day with baseball greats Brooks Robinson (72) and Reggie Jackson (63) and comic Tina Fey (39).  The late Pope John Paul II was born on this day in 1920.  

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Two broadcasters round out our list.  Bob Davis has a birthday on May 27 (as does Henry Kissinger, 86), while Fred White celebrates on May 29.  Bob Hope was born on May 29, 1903 and John F. Kennedy was born on that day in 1917.

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Royals Caravan heads west

Right-handed pitchers Brian Bannister and Kyle Davies, broadcaster Steve Stewart, and Royals Hall of Famers Frank White and John Mayberry are touring western Kansas this week. Senior Director of Community Relations Ben Aken and Senior Director of Publicity Lora Grosshans (a Minneapolis, Kan. native) are traveling with the group. They sent us these photos.

IMG_5158.JPGDay one featured stops in Emporia, Topeka, and Lawrence. A family in Emporia wanted to have their baby signed. Here, Big John Mayberry places his autograph on the little one.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_5178 smaller 2.jpgThe day ended with a special visit to the KU-Texas A&M game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence. Brian Bannister caught up with a familiar face, Bob Davis, the voice of the Jayhawks and Royals baseball on the Royals Radio Network. Brian attended USC and loves his cardinal and gold, but he proudly sported KU blue as the Jayhawks cruised to a 20-point victory.

D20_9607.jpgOn Tuesday, the caravan rolled into Fort Riley, home of the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division, also known as the Big Red One. Our crew demonstrated a tough guy pose as they stepped off the bus.

D20_9635.jpgInside the Post Exchange, it was all smiles as the Fort Riley FRG (Family Readiness Group) was presented a $25,000 check from Royals Charities. The donation to the Fort Riley Family Readiness Group will support the families of the 4,000 men and women from Fort Riley that were deployed to Iraq in October. Family Readiness Groups are organized to serve as an important source of inspiration, training and support for a unit’s family members during deployment.

Then, our group met with the troops and their families. RSS Feed (Subscribe to this blog)

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On the left: Back row:  Spc. Hernandez, Spc. Knox, Frank White, Cpt. Fultcher, Master Sgt. Sellers, John Mayberry, Sgt. Lee, Staff Sgt.
Schieble, Pvt. Doss, Sgt. Chisholm, Staff Sgt. Brooks, Kyle Davies.

Front Row:  Maj. Hogan, Sgt. Castro, 1st Lt. Roshak, Spc. Henneberque, Spc. Nelson, Brian Bannister

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