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Don’t Call It A Comeback

Posted by Jeff on January 28, 2011

The Jon & Deek Show is back. 

Sorry I don't have a new picture. Forgot the camera. I was there though, I promise. I got the Swag Bag and everything.

Jon Williams and Derek “Deek” Kastner are together again and will soon be broadcasting their show to a new audience that may eventually become statewide.  At a press conference on Friday, January 27th, Jon and Deek announced their partnership with Vertical Media to present the J&D Show on the Hog Sports Radio Network.  Their show will be broadcast in Northwest Arkansas on The Hog Sports Radio on 99.5 and 105.3 FM.  It will be on 97.9 FM and 1290 AM in Siloam Springs and on 1480 AM in Berryville.

Jon and Deek first worked together back on the heritage rock station, 92.1 the Keg.  Jon was doing the morning show and Derek worked as Jon’s stunt boy, Kid K.  Many hilarious things happened including Deek bursting into a lecture hall on campus at the UofA and starting a Hog Call.  Later Jon left for 93.3 the Eagle and Deek took over nights.  Deek has worked on rock stations in Tulsa and northwest Arkansas mostly on 104.9 the X but also including a four year stint with Jon on the Eagle. In 2009, however, he was let go due to the economy and he returned to the X.

Wanting a change in both format and venue, Jon and Deek started working on the possibility of bringing the show back.  Their trail led to Ryan Hughes, CEO and publisher of Vertical Magazine.  Vertical is a free periodical geared towards a male audience.  After much legwork, Jon and Derek created what will be known as the Jon & Deek Show Presented by Vertical Magazine.  The partnership will also include other media through Vertical Media including a website for the show and podcasts.  Dan Storrs the General Manager of Hog Sports Radio indicated that their show will also be streamed and the podcasts will be available on hogsportsradio.com.

Plans to syndicate the show statewide are in the works.  The Hog Sports Radio Network is based out of DeQueen which along with Mena will be the first two cities outside of NWA to get the J&D Show.  Next stop… Little Rock?

From the press conference. Photo Credit: Julia Williams Photography

When asked about content, Jon replied that the show will be slightly more than 50/50 sports.  The rest will be their usual topics of discussion.  They also indicated that they will continue their work for both the University of Arkansas (as P.A. announcers for both the GymBacks and Lady Hog Basketball) and with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.   Jon also stated that they would continue to work with all of the charitable organizations with which they have served in the past.

Jon and Deek are both old friends of us here at Blog Hawgs and we wish them well and good luck in this venture.  The new Jon and Deek Show starts February 14th.

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4 Responses to “Don’t Call It A Comeback”

  1. Jeff said

    In case you’re wondering, yes, Derek was also Derek T at one point.

    Kid K
    Derek T
    Cousin Deek
    Deek

    Dude changes names like an estate planning lawyer on a blog.

  2. Glad to see you back, guys. And thanks for using my picture! 🙂

    Jules

  3. Jeff said

    Here’s another report from the NW Business Journal’s Rob Keys:

    http://bit.ly/gTCWvV

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