WiSP Sports Radio-logo

WiSP Sports Radio

Sports >

More Information


United States








The WeCOACH Podcast: S1E14 - The Power of Mentoring

On Episode 14 of The WeCOACH Podcast, Megan talks to dynamic leader and culture expert Elizabeth King. Elizabeth's career spanned a corporate journey culminating in nearly 20 years at Starbucks. Along the way she discovered the power of mentoring and building a vast network. Listen in as we dive into her passion for making impact in the lives of young women, how sports offers so many transferrable skills and lessons, and the legacy she is leaving by continually giving back. For show notes...


The Bolder Woman: S1E10 - Rowena Purdy, Rally Driver

Rowena Purdy has reached the stage in life when she has all the trophies she wanted from Rally car racing but she is still in search of more miles to conquer and memories to cherish either driving or navigating. At the age of 76 she will mark her 50th year in the sport this year and she plans to mark the occasion competing in the British Isles. Rowena started rallying in a 1969 FIAT 125 in Malta and since then has competed in road, stage and historic regularity rallies, from Closed to Club...


Sport in Focus: S2E1 - Wakeboarding with Tarah Mikacich

Wakeboarding is one of several international watersports, which has its own world games and world championships. There have been pro events held since 1992 and pro rider Tarah Mikacich coaches all year long at Freedom Wake Park, training both beginners and upcoming National and World Champions. Tarah won Coach of the Year in 2010 & 2011. In 2011 she won Female Move of the Year, and she was the 1st Pro Woman to win the MyWake Global Challenge summer video contest in 2012. A top ranked rider...


The Bolder Woman: S1E9 - Jenni Cluskey, Master Diver

Our guest this week is Jenni Cluskey, a Masters Diver who has reached her 70th birthday with the same enthusiasm for the sport and appetite for winning that drew her back in the early 90’s. Like any athlete she has faced her challenges, whether it be physical or part of the mental game that sport presents. She started diving at the age of 14 and three years later she was already qualified for national championships in the Highboard event. By the time she was 20 she earned a place on the...


The Horse Show: S4E5 - Caroline Martin Takes Two to Kentucky

With less than a week to go before horses starting arriving in the Kentucky Horse Park there is a tapering off in their fitness work with just some final hacking and gymnastics ahead of what is a long road trip for most competitors, American Caroline Martin will be heading north from her winter base in Ocala Florida this weekend with two rides; Islandwood Captain Jack and Danger Mouse. For this leading under-25 rider it will be her fourth trip to the park but this time her partners are two...


Athlete Profile: S2E1 - Angelica Delgado, Judoka

Olympic Judo player Angelica Delgado is fighting her for a place in her second Olympic Games with a strong campaign that will take her all the way to Tokyo. At 29 she is coming to her peak and with a record that includes 4-time Pam Am Championship medalist, 2-time Pan Am Games medalist, five-time National Champion and 16-time World Cup medalist as well as seven times as a World team member, she is on track to make this the best run of her career. Fully funded by the USOC as an elite athlete...


The WeCOACH Podcast: S1e13 - Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Girls and Women in Sport

On Episode 13 of The WeCOACH Podcast, Marci Kornegay talks with the trusted voice behind the research of why women coaches matter, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Girls and Women in Sport and WeCOACH founding member of the Board of Directors. Nicole shares how her research has fueled meaningful projects in hopes to initiate social change and opportunities for women coaches. She lays the foundation behind the annual Women in College Coaching Report Card which is...


The Bolder Woman_S1E8 - Carolyn Nichols is Still Tops in Tennis

Carolyn Nichols sits comfortably on top of the singles and doubles rankings as a US Senior player on the International Tennis Federation Rankings. It’s a place that’s familiar to her. At the age of 63 she has been playing competitively for almost 50 years and her itinerary is as intense as ever. Carolyn enjoys giving back to the sport too serving on numerous committees and in different roles both at national level and for her local California clubs. Her motivation to improve her game is...


The Horse Show: S4E4 - Confidence is Key

Well what a weekend of sport is was as the indoor season in Europe concluded with the usual fanfare of the FEI World Cup Finals. Once more the show returned home to Gothenburg in Sweden for both dressage and jumping and yet again it generated a thrilling finale. I doubt anyone will be surprised that the doyen of dressage Germany’s Isabell Werth was crowned champion for the third consecutive year, her fifth title or that the 14 year old mare Weihegold just keeps getting better when it matters...


The Sailing Show: S4E4 - Meet Elaine Penhaul, New Chair of the Magenta Project

On this month's episode Abby Ehler chats with Elaine Penhaul who has just been appointed Chair of The Magenta Project. Elaine started her career working as a freelance coach in sailing and power-boating, later becoming a Maths teacher and now asserts her years of sports coaching experience and educational psychology into an executive coaching business. Elaine is very passionate about sailing and diversity and we’ll be discussing her experiences both in the sailing and business world and...


The Lovely Biertrix: S1E3 - Dublin Roller Derby

Dublin Roller Derby are currently preparing for their tenth season as a league, with the A team’s sights firmly set on breaking into the top 28 teams in the world and earning their spot at playoffs in 2019. The league has over 80 skating members so competition for a place in the A team roster are hard earned. Valentina tells us about the challenges faced by many leagues; raising funds to cover training, traveling on trips overseas to improve rankings (the A team having just returned from...


Ruck On: S3E3 - Red Roses Bloom

On this month’s Ruck On Saracen’s & England Back Row Poppy Cleall reflects on winning the Six Nations Cup, what it’s like to be a member of the England squad, the discipline before a game and camaraderie with team mate, the pressure of a winning streak and the glory of success. Poppy is joined by Siobhan McCall from the Women’s Rugby Show to discuss the games, what their favorite moments were and they look ahead to the conclusion of the Tyrell Premier League. Beyond that Poppy considers the...


The Bolder Woman: S1E7 - Cyndi Benzel is Still Making Waves

Florida based Cyndi Benzel continues to be a prolific winner on water skis with 55 years of competitive experience under her belt in slalom, tricks, and earlier jumping too. Nowadays she also gives back to the sport by judging and scoring but she still has goals on her to-do list. It all began for her growing up in California when she took part in her first tournament at the age of 11. Two years later she took part in her first national championship and by the time she was 17 she claimed her...


The Horse Show: S4E3 - Frankie Thierot-Stutes & Katherine Bateson-Chandler

Chris Stafford returns with news and interviews from around the world of equestrian sport by counting down to this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event and featuring some of the first timers to the only 5 star competition in North America. The first guest is California based Frankie Thierot Stutes who had a bumper season last year with her 11 year old Oldenburg gelding Chatwin when they culminated by winning the FairHill three star event. I spoke to Frankie after her dressage at the...


Fair Play: S3E3 - Sophie Devine in the House

On this month’s Fair Play Zoe George welcomes back as co-host from the White Ferns all-rounder Sophie Devine who recently won the International T20 Player of the Year at the New Zealand Cricket Awards. And they have another great line up of guests. Football striker Sarah Gregorius discusses the big issues out of the Oceana Division Player Association Conference and talks us through the prep for the upcoming World Cup in France, then Women in Sport Artereoa CEO Rachel Frogett reports back...


The WeCOACH Podcast: S1E12 - Marlene Bjornstrud - Living out My Purpose

On Episode 13 of The WeCOACH Podcast, Megan Kahn has the privilege of sitting down with former coach and administrator, and gender equity advocate, Marlene Bjornsrud. Marlene’s career has spanned more than 40-years in college, professional and non-profit settings, including working closely with Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy to being a part of the launch of the Japanese Women Coaches Academy. Listen in as we dive into her career journey and how now, even in retirement, her deep-rooted...


The Bolder Woman: S1E6 - Cheryl Stearns: the All-Round Aviator

The name Cheryl Stearns is legendary in the sport of skydiving, her resume a catalogue of records that seem to extend far beyond what is possible in a single lifetime. Yet this affable aviator’s quest for perfection in accuracy is breathtaking. She currently has in excess of 22,000 hours of flying time and almost 21,000 jumps to her name. Since the age of 17, when she started flying, just three months after her first jump Cheryl’s focus has been relentless when it come to flying or jumping...


Hockey Talk: S1E24 - Wickenheiser Insights on Excellence

On the final episode of Season 1 of Hockey Talk, Shannon Miller's guest is four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser. She retired from Team Canada in 2017, finishing her career as the leading scorer for the national team. Hayley is currently the new Assistant Director of Player Development in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They talk about the many things that have contributed to Hayley's success, her insights on different factors that coaches and athletes face today, as well...


The Bolder Woman: S1E5 - Sue Natrass, Trap Shooter

Canadian trap-shooter Dr. Susan Nattrass is unparalleled both in terms of her successes in world trap shooting events and also her contribution to the way the sport’s governance. At 68, she is now in her fifth decade of competing at elite world level and has been described as the most-decorated and longest-running competitor in Canadian shooting history. Sue is a seven times world champion, she’s competed in six Olympic Games, she’s been 14 times either captain or a member of the American...


The Bolder Woman: S1E4 - Marge Allison, Hurdler

This week’s guest is the Australian world-record holding masters athlete, Marge Allison who at 74, has been described as Australia’s most prolific female medal winner at world level over many years. Marge has set 18 world records in 7 events: the 200m, 400m & 800m races, and the 200m, 300m and 400m hurdles, plus the 4x400 relay. She won a total of 53 world championship individual medals; 38 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze. In 1995, she was the first woman ever over the age of 50 to run 400m in...