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Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.

Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.


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Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.




Former Blue, Blackhawk and Stanley Cup Champion Jamal Mayers

Jamal joins the program to give some much-needed former player takes on the extra happening in this series, taking it one period at a time and forcing another game, the bad time for a penalty from Perron and Kadri benefitting on the ice from the Blues, extra motivation.


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about two takes in a city as the Blues lose and the Cardinals win, whether or not the Blues have a fighting chance in the series, the lingering questions about the Cardinals left-handed hitting, Claibs' early assessment of Matthew Liberator as a pitcher, needing more from Hudson and Hicks, Flaherty being on course, the emergence of Helsley and how Marmol management of the pitcher changes the questions around the closer spot.


Blues, TNT broadcaster Darren Pang

Panger joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about a rough night in Game 4 for the Blues, the need to generate 5-v-5 scoring chances, giving Avs credit for slowing down Blues top players, Kadri's crazy shot, his thoughts on the play of Husso in the series so far, the changes he wants to see on defense and his script for the Blues winning G5 to extend the series.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 24th, 2022

7:00 - It was a tough night in St. Louis after a Blues loss that put them down 1-3, but, hey, at least the Cards won? 7:15 - Feelings circle for the listeners and hosts after a rough, late evening 7:30 - Cardinals at the quarter-pole: time to review the status of our preseason predictions 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What's the biggest takeaway from Game 5? And they're not tied...so does that mean the Blues are "toast"? 8:15 - Panger talks about a rough night for the Blues and the...


Avalanche broadcaster Conor McGahey

Avs TV and radio voice Conor McGahey joins Karraker & Smallmon to give the Colorado view on the Kadri play, expecting another tough game tonight in Game 4, Berube & the Blues shutting down Makar and MacKinnon, the Avs loss of Gerard on the back end and expecting tonight to be the turning point in an incredible series.


Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin

Danny Mac joins Randy & Michelle to talk about a big weekend for the Cardinals as the swept the Pirates, Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore make their major league debuts, the importance of Edman's versatility and big year at the plate and getting to see milestones and something special almost every night with Pujols and Yadi.


Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber

Chris Kerber joins the program to talk about the game that the series will hinge on tonight, his thoughts on the Kadri play, the Blues need to get back to G2 and play their game, the loss of Binnington's ability to handle the puck, the need for the forwards to improve their connectivity and if the Blues will see Scandella this series.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 23rd, 2022

7:00 - Binington gets knocked out during the Blues 5-1 loss in Game 3, and the Cardinals roll over Pittsburgh in a sweep of the Pirates, plus Yadi pitcher and Albert went year...TWICE. 7:15 - Start one, Bench one, Cut one: Kadri/Seabrok/Marchand, Kroenke/Kadri/Snyder, Twister/Chaser/Reaves 7:30 - Three things we loves from the weekend... 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Intensity is the best part of the NHL playoffs...but is that what we're seeing in the Kadri it? 8:15 - Chris Kerber on the...


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay Delsing on the PGA Championship and John Daily.


Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale

Joey Vitale on the Blues big win in Game 2 against the Avalanche.


Former St. Louis Blue Jamal Mayers

Jamal Mayers on the Blues Game 2 win in Colorado.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 20th, 2022

7:00 - Blues make statement in Game 2 & Cardinals lose in extra innings 7:15 - Peak & Pit 7:30 - Jay Delsing 7:45 - Take It or Leave It 8:00 - Fresh Take: Texts and Mic Drops on Blues Game 2 win 8:15 - Cardinals need to take care of their business 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Joey Vitale 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Blues Game 2 reaction 9:15 - Jamal Mayers 9:30 - You're Killing Me Smalls 9:45 - What's on Tap?


Avalanche studio host Kyle Keefe

Studio host for the Avalanche on Altitude network, Kyle Keefe joins the program to talk about the Avs quest to exorcise their Round 2 demons, expecting to see a very similar style of game, Ryan O'Reilly's importance against the Avs, Binnington's jaw-dropping saves, why he thinks this series is "just getting started", the Blues needing to bring a heavier game, his expectation that the Blues look completely different tonight and a potential weakness for the Avs being their physicality compared...


Hall of Famer Chris Pronger

Hall of Famer and former Blues defenseman Chris Pronger joins Randy & Michelle to first break down a tough Game 1 loss for the Blues, the Blues playing into Colorado's hand, shifting into survival mode at this point, the need for sustained offense in the Avs zone, why chipping the puck up the correct side is a small but important detail, centering the puck vs. just flipping it up ice, getting into a bend-don't-break style too early and too often, everyone needing to lay off the Parayko...


The Athletic's Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Karraker & Smallmon with a story about the trustworthiness of a Kroenke run organization, the importance of Berube's "connectivity" comments, the Thomas line needing to step up, if the Blues will go back to a 12/6 F/D split, not seeing Krug in this series because of injury, the Blues needing to focus on forechecking and getting more O-zone time, if they can continue to slow down Landeskog & Rantanen, if this level of play from Binnington is sustainable and future St. Louis Blues...


Blues broadcaster John Kelly

TV voice of the Blues, John Kelly joins Randy & Michelle to talk about needing to see a better team game from the Blues, the disappointing results from the current Thomas line, the need for more forecheck and therefore O-zone time, not getting caught in the Avalanche's 3/4 ice game, not getting teased by a Game 1 that wasn't as close as the score says it was and why everyone, save maybe ROR & Binnington, need to step up for the Blues tonight.


MLB Network host Greg Amsinger

Greg Amsinger joins the program to break down his golf game from last week, his biggest surprised and disappointments across the MLB so far, why the Dodgers and Yankees are unfortunately so damn watchable, the Cardinals being primed for a run here, why the schedule is a big reason for that belief, the way expanded playoffs has changed the mindset across the game and the wonderful story of a plucky minor leaguer named "Carpenter".


Karraker & Smallmon - May 19th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals drop a rough one to the Mets, Scherzer picks up an injury, Blues get ready for G2 and Matthew Tkachuk has a game! 7:15 - Sick of it!! Weather, opposing team fans, mosquitos and Randy's failure to get a cookie cake... 7:30 - MLB Network's Greg Amsinger on the Cardinals recent struggles, the best chance they have to compete and his biggest disappointment and surprise around the MLB so far 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - It's time for another Thursday Blues Mad-lib: _______ needs to step...


NHL Network's Billy Jaffe

Billy Jaffe join theprogram to talk about the Blues-Avs Round 2 series, both teams needing to take a step up after a Round 1 against inferior teams, the blues coming out with a strong 1st but the Avs coming back from there, the need for the Blues to control the neutral zone to slow down the Avalanche, the importance of getting the game to the wall, not letting the Avalanche get to their game so easily AKA SLOP IT UP and how they can draw a line between being too passive vs. overly aggressive.


Former Blues, Blackhawk Jamal Mayers

Jammer joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about a tough loss for the Blues in overtime against the Avs, the Blues potential need to sacrifice heir forecheck to keep the Avs rush game under wraps, the need to be better along the boards, not getting too caught up in the gross shot numbers from game 1 and how Game 2 might come down to the ability to play a simpler, possession-based game.