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Overnight America with Jon Grayson

Westwood One

Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.

Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.
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Location:

St. Louis, MO

Networks:

Westwood One

Description:

Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-866-962-4566


Episodes

Best Christmas Ever, Rocky Economy, & Crime and Nunishment

12/11/2018
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As we open this hour of the show, Ryan solicites your favorite Christmas stories and some of them were very touching. After that, Ryan revisits his conversation with Danielle DiMartino Booth to discuss the current economy. Rounding out the hour, Ryan discusses a surprising story of nuns stealing from a school.

Duration:00:41:12

Flu Shots, Holiday Radio Show, and Space Exploration

12/11/2018
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Ryan opens this hour of the show with your calls. After that, Ryan discusses a new type of breakfast pizza that has people up in arms. Next, Ryan shares a story of someone who died after recieving the flu shot. Following that, Ryan shares Kevin Killeen's preview of the Holiday Radio Show. Rounding out this hour, Ryan discusses a new idea for exploring space. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great...

Duration:00:40:35

Danielle DiMartino Booth on Economy

12/11/2018
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Former Federal Reserve insider Danielle DiMartino Booth of The Daily Feather newsletter, QuillIntelligence.com and author of the book “Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America,” explains what is going on with today’s roller coaster of an economy. Host Ryan Wrecker also explains why he is opposed to officers ticketing citizens for warming their cars up while unattended. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and...

Duration:00:40:39

Anthony Bartlett of St. Louis Transplants

12/11/2018
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St. Louis Transplants founder and president Anthony Bartlett joins host Ryan Wrecker in studio for the full hour to discuss St. Louis’ appeal to outsiders. Topics include potential ways to bring businesses back to the Midwest, and whether or not crime outweighs all factors in judging St. Louis. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great apps like Radio.com

Duration:00:39:50

Mars, John Lennon, and Yellow Vest Protests

12/10/2018
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As we open this hour of the show, Ryan plays audio from Mars that NASA has released. Ryan also discusses upcoming and existing missions to Mars. After that, Ryan discusses the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Following that, Europeans are protesting in violent clashes each weekend and Ryan shares what some reporters are saying on the ground. Wrapping up the hour, Ryan recaps the latest on the Mueller Indictments.

Duration:00:40:39

Something Good, Loop Trolley, and NFL Players

12/10/2018
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Ryan opens this hour of the show with stories of a Bone Marrow match, Layaway payoffs, and a good dog. After that, Ryan discusses what's in a name after one mother is being ridiculed and a teacher was fired. Plus the Loop Trolley can't catch a break. Also, have we reached a point where we can accept that the NFL is not responsible for the behavior of their players off the clock? Ryan shares his thoughts on that and why he is looking forward to the new football leagues. Listen to the show on...

Duration:00:41:35

Memorable Christmas Stories, and Elon Musk

12/10/2018
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Do you have a great Christmas story? Ryan wants you to contact him to share them. Throughout this hour of the show various listeners shared their stories. Ryan also discussed Elon Musk and his interview on 60 minutes. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great apps like Radio.com

Duration:00:40:50

High School Reunions, and Mueller Indictments.

12/10/2018
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Have you been your High School Reunion in the last 5 years? Ryan believes that social media is killing off the need for them. After that, Ryan discusses his thoughts on the Mueller Indictments and documents that were released. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great apps like Radio.com

Duration:00:40:05

BLOG: You Laugh You Lose with producer Kole

12/9/2018
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How many dad jokes can you resist the urge to laugh? The over/under for Kole is set at 6.5

Duration:00:07:40

Oak Ridge Boys, Something Good, and Pearl Harbor Day

12/7/2018
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Yesterday the funeral for President George H.W. Bush was held in Texas and the Oak Ridge Boys sang at the ceremony. Ryan shares their version of "Amazing Grace" with you. Following that, Ryan shares some more positive stories from around the world. Including, a strange duck in New York CIty, Tyler Perry making Christmas happen, and a Garbage Man's Library. Next, Ryan revisits his conversation with Dr. Albert Lin about humans exploring space. Rounding out the hour, Ryan recaps the attack on...

Duration:00:41:00

YouTube, Toys, and Josh Hawley

12/7/2018
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Do you know how much some users are earning on YouTube? Ryan says you won't likely see a penny, but for some its extremely lucrative. After that, Ryan shares a story that says old-fashioned toys without video screens are better for your kids. Next, Ryan wants to know, would you step in and assisst police end a pursuit? Rounding out the hour, Ryan discusses an investigation launched against Josh Hawley and whether he misused state funds. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a...

Duration:00:40:10

Rogue Robots & Space Travel

12/7/2018
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An International Space Station’s artificial intelligence has turned belligerent. Host Ryan Wrecker discusses the story before Dr. Albert Lin of National Geographic’s “Explorer” joins the show to enlighten us on the potential for human travel into deep space. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great apps like Radio.com

Duration:00:41:16

Appropriate Punishments & Mixed Messages

12/7/2018
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In a video that has now gone viral, a dad makes his daughter walk five miles to school in 36-degree temperatures as punishment for bullying on her school bus. Do you think the girl’s reprimand was appropriate? What would you do if your child was caught bullying? Next, host Ryan Wrecker analyzes a story in which Jessica Simpson has asked Natalie Portman to stop shaming her over an old album cover. Simpson wore a scantily clad bikini, yet proclaimed the significance of her virginity. Wrecker...

Duration:00:40:39

President George H.W. Bush, Free Speech on College Campuses, and the KMOX Archives

12/6/2018
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Yesterday, America said goodbye to President George H.W. Bush in a ceremony that touched the souls of many Americans. Ryan recaps some of the highlights from the service. After that, Ryan discusses a win for college Republicans as a court finds UC- Berkley infringed on the 1st and 14th amendments. Next, Ryan shares a genius marketing gimmick that Burger King is playing on McDonald's. Rounding out this hour, Ryan revisits the KMOX Archives to play an interview between Charlie Brennan and...

Duration:00:41:16

Something Good, and John Milokovich

12/6/2018
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Ryan starts this hour of the show with an amazing donation that was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle. After that, Ryan sits down with Democratic Louisiana State Senator John Milokovich who wrote a book on why Robert Mueller should not be a special prosecutor.

Duration:00:39:58

Wolfman Jack, XFL, and Steven Walden

12/6/2018
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Ryan opens this hour sharing an interview between Charlie Brennan and Wolfman Jack. Following that, Ryan shares his excitement over the formal announcement that professional football is returning to Saint Louis via the XFL's relaunch. Next, Ryan answers a listener question as to why he can hear KMOX clear as day in the middle of the night. Wrapping up the hour, Ryan shares a part of an upcoming Profiles episode with Steven Walden that got cut from this weekends' show.

Duration:00:40:24

President George H.W. Bush Funeral Coverage

12/6/2018
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Host Ryan Wrecker depicts moments from today’s funeral procession for the late former President George H.W. Bush. Surrounding conversation includes President Donald Trump’s involvement, Joy Behar and Meghan McCain’s related flare up on “The View” and former President and son George W. Bush’s eulogy. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a 5-star review: apple.co/2Of49Bv and subscribe to Overnight America on other great apps like Radio.com

Duration:00:40:11

Something Good, Toys for Tots, and Food Trends

12/5/2018
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Over the weekend a few great things happened here in Saint Louis. Up first, Mike Rowe was in town to give a sport group $40,000. And, a Saint Louis woman who was the focus of a Dan Folgerberg song was able to meet the artist at his concert. After that, Listener Jerry called in to share that he has managed to raise $20,000 for his area's Toys for Tots Drive. As the good news keeps coming, Ryan shares Kevin Killeen's latest story of a Kansas City family who found their lost dog in St. Louis...

Duration:00:39:59

#MeToo on Wall Street, NHL News, and Loop Trolley

12/5/2018
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How far is the #MeToo movement going? Wall Street is now saying to avoid women at all cost in an effort to prevent allegations. After that, Ryan discusses a few things around the NHL including the newest city to recieve an expansion team and a Chevy promotion that didn't get enough traction. Next, Ryan says the race is on when it comes to protecting your data and China is in the lead. Rounding out the hour, Ryan shares some complaints about the new Trolley. Listen to the show on Apple...

Duration:00:39:19

Food Trends with Liz Moskow, Goodbye Fries, Veggie Tales & PETA

12/5/2018
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Liz Moskow, Culinary Director of the Sterling-Rice Group, joins host Ryan Wrecker to share predictions about the upcoming 2019 food trends. Wrecker then analyzes new data about recommended French fry consumption, before sharing a story about the witness forum’s claim that the children’s cartoon Veggie Tales is teaching kids to be racist. Finally, PETA is at it again as they encourage people to end phrases such as “bringing home the bacon.” Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a...

Duration:00:39:40