Longtime professional radio man Fred Zielonko manages, very well, Bott Radio Network-owned KSIV AM (1320) and FM (91.5) in St. Louis – and has been doing so for four years.
He is “in the flow” of the Bott Radio Network providing high quality radio productions – in programming, technology and bible-based theology.
Fred is consistent with BRN tradition – a good one – to show appreciation to God’s pastors and their spouses with an annual, free, high-quality Pastors Appreciation Luncheon. In 2016 it’s at the very interesting “Third Degree Glass Factory,” 5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Mo, 63108 on Tuesday, October 18.
The event is for Pastors and their spouses, Chaplains, Ministers and Ministry Leaders. Register up to two people from each church or ministry register ‘on line, and RSVP by 10/13/2016 by visiting www.2016bottpastorslunch.eventbrite.com.
Again, the event is free, but reservations are required and can be made “on line” In this time of radio with him, many would receive an expanded education. He was with KMOX Radio — the 50,000 watt “Voice of St. Louis” for 20 years. He was the producer for the famed Jack Carney show for many years. He put together in production the comedy show of former years … “Lum and Abner,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” “Bob Hope,” Red Skelton” … on and on. He is (or was) personal friends with, not only the late Jack Carney, but Bob Costas, Bill Wilkerson, (the late) Ann Keefe, (the late) Robert Highland, and “Young, Handsome Gary Bender,” as Jack Carney called Gary… on and on!
On a personal note: I still remember some of the Jack Carney jokes, like that of the three men stranded on a raft for weeks who decided that they needed to pray. Two had no clue as to how, but the third said that he used to go the listen outside the open windows of the church while the people inside, he assumed, were praying. So he would try to pray what he remembered: “B… 6; I … 13; N … 21 … ” (They were playing “Bingo!”)
After KMOX days, Fred managed KTRS in St. Louis for several years.
And we like to think that Fred Zielonko just kept on “moving up” in his career to his current management position with Bott Radio Network’s KSIV in St. Louis!