WHO-HD’s SoundOFF Celebrates 1,000 Episodes Sunday Night
Program celebrates an unprecedented two decades on the air
Keith Murphy and co-hosts from years past will host Sunday at 10:35 PM
Special one hour broadcast to feature most memorable moments over 20 years
DES MOINES, IA – WHO-HD announced today that it will air a special one hour 20th anniversary edition of SoundOFF Sunday night, May 8th at 10:35 PM. The program will feature the most memorable moments from the program’s first 999 episodes with Sports Director Keith Murphy—or at least the most memorable ones we could find. 20 years spans many different video formats. We’ll also welcome back co-hosts and contributors from years past, and relive their favorite moments, if not their most embarrassing ones.
“It’s quite an accomplishment these days for a local program to stay on the schedule for twenty years,” says Channel 13 Sports Director and host of the program Keith Murphy. “It fills me with great pride that we’re able to beat up on cancelled network reruns and infomercials.”
SoundOFF is consistently the highest–rated live, local sports and entertainment program in its time period. Then again it’s the only live, local sports and entertainment program in its time period.
“I used to watch SoundOff as a kid”, says John Sears. “I would often think, ‘it would be cool to be on that show someday, but I’m sure before I get there, Murph will be retired or dead’. Glad I was wrong.”
In addition to Sears, popular co-hosts Andy Fales of What’s Bugging Andy? fame, Round Guy, and Heather Burnside will be part of this special program. And Chris Hassell will fly in on his private luxury jet from ESPN to remind people how many times he ticked off Cyclone and Hawkeye fans with Hazzle Dazzle Productions.
“I had jet black hair when Hassel started doing videos on SoundOff. Now I look like Steve Martin”, Murphy says.
SoundOFF debuted in January of 1997 before Facebook, Twitter, PTI, or any local sports talk radio shows. It was ahead of its time, and continues to evolve.
Though the focus from the beginning has been sports and pop culture opinions of hosts and viewers, SoundOFF is also known for its irreverent, humorous, and unpredictable moments. It’s the original Sports and More.