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Sports Ticket: John Baetz Interview

Sports Ticket: John Baetz Interview

John Baetz joined Wade Gerstner for the Sports Ticket this week to preview high school football all across Kansas.

Baetz is the Publisher of the Kansas Pregame Magazine, which previews and profiles high school football all across Kansas.

Kansas Pregame was founded in 2006 by Baetz and Tim McGonagle,  and the magazine has grown from covering 116 mostly western Kansas high schools in a black and white publication to covering 302 of the state’s 341 high school and 27 of the state’s 28 college football programs in a full color glossy magazine.

Baetz and his wife Bree bought McGonagle’s share of the publication in 2008 and now operate the magazine and its Web site, KansasPregame.com, as part of their publishing company, Sixteen 60 Publishing, based in Lincoln, Kansas.
Listen above for the entire interview.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.