March 20, 2008

MSHSAA Honors Moberly Sports Broadcaster Brad Boyer

The Missouri State High School Activities Association presented a Distinguished Service Award to KWIX/KRES News Director Brad Boyer during Show-Me Showdown halftime ceremonies at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on Saturday, March 15.

The MSHSAA’s Distinguished Service Awards program was established in 1988 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made lifelong contributions to the ideals of interscholastic activities. Boyer become the 166th individual to be honored with this distinction when he was recognized at halftime of the 6:10 p.m. Class 2 Boys Championship Game on Saturday in Columbia.

“Brad is widely recognized for his statewide leadership in the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and through his work with MSHSAA events,” said MSHSAA’s Rick Kindhart who coordinates the awards program. “Mr. Boyer is one of Missouri’s most-respected and admired high school sportscasters, and it is a great honor to work with him at our events. I can think of no one more deserving of this distinction.”

Boyer, a native of Arbela, MO, attended Scotland County High School in Memphis, where he graduated in 1983 after participating in football, basketball, golf, track, and academic bowl. He is a 1986 graduate of Moberly Area Community College and 1992 product of the Randolph-County EXCEL program.

He has served 19 years as president of the Northeast Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, directing the selection of the all-district football and basketball teams in Northeast Missouri as well as providing representation for local athletes for all-state consideration in three sports. Boyer has won 11 awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, including several for his work on the Friday night “Endzone” postgame show.

Boyer has worked more than 23 years at Moberly’s KWIX, KRES and KIRK family of radio stations, currently serving as news director after spending most of his career as the station’s sports director. In addition to broadcasting Truman State University basketball and football games for the past 13 years, Brad has also been the radio voice of the Moberly Area Community College Lady Greyhounds for the past 20 years and the Moberly High School Spartans football team for the last 13 years.

He has also called play-by-play for MSHSAA state finals in football, boys and girls basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, track, and wrestling. His leadership has helped KRES earn MSHSAA’s top basketball playoff broadcaster award seven times over the past 11 years.

In his spare time, Brad has helped coach youth basketball, football and baseball, while being an active member of the Moberly High School Booster Club and the Moberly Little Spartan Football organization.

Brad and his wife of 20 years, Kristi, are the proud parents of sons, Brett and Brandon and daughter, Lindsey.

The MSHSAA DSA program and awards presented are underwritten by Missouri Jostens reps.

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