Walt Disney once said: “it all started with a Mouse”. For Jeremy Karp and Interstate 70 Sports Media… “it all started with a podcast.”
Jeremy worked alongside talented individuals such as Zach Breckle, Zack DeGrande, Jeremy Bowen, Andy Cockerill, and Ilene Starr Holder. Following the departures of Zach, Zack, Jeremy (Bowen) and Ilene, James Knox, Adam Frecks, Parker Bena joined the fray. And the team, as well as the company, have expanded ever since. By 2022, articles on http://www.interstate70sports.media have been viewed in over 100 companies worldwide.
Covering over 20 sports teams in St. Louis, Kansas City, and collegiate teams, as well as the home of multiple podcasts such as Roundabout Sports, The Strike Zone, Cardinals Fans For Life Only, Talking Dynasty, and The Fourth Period, the site/company/team continues to expand and look forward to 2023 and beyond.
Welcome to Interstate 70 Sports Media, where our passion is our profession.
Jeremy Karp – Founder, Managing Director, Editor, Writer, Podcast Host
Jeremy Karp is a journalism and communications major, who has been in the field since 2012. But his dreams of becoming an announcer and writer date back to when he was eight years old! A lifelong sports fan (in every possibly way), Jeremy has been an athlete since he was five years old, and has the unique distinction of performing at both Busch Memorial Stadium (God Bless America) and at Busch Stadium III (National Anthem). He’s had the pleasure of interviewing celebrities, radio hosts, and former professional athletes over the course of his career.
When it comes to radio, podcasting, and announcing, you can find Jeremy on The WrestleTalk Podcast, which airs every Tuesday night on StreamYard and Blogtalk Radio, Round about Sports, the flagship show of Interstate 70 Sports Media, as well as being a lead commentator for DynamoPro Wrestling in St. Louis.
Jeremy has an Associate’s Degree specializing in Communication from St. Charles Community College.
James Knox – Co-Managing Director, Podcast host, social media manager
James is 42 years old, and lives in Henderson, Kentucky. While he may reside in Kentucky, he has major ties to the St. Louis area. James grew up in Granite City, graduated from Granite City High School in 1999, and played baseball all four years. Following high school, he attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; and played baseball all four years in college as well. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked at WSIU, the college radio station. James also played ice hockey throughout high school and college.
James also has an Associate’s Degree in Science, with a focus on Criminal Justice; and an Associate’s Degree in Arts, with a focus on Broadcasting. James is our I-70 Sports Media Insider, and hosts “The Strike Zone,” and “The 4th Period.” He is married to his wife Laura, and they have three dogs. Outside of podcasting, writing, and talking sports; James is a high school and college umpire. All in all, there’s a lot of “Hollywood” to go around…
Andy Cockerill – Cardinals writer, Podcaster
An original team member of Interstate 70 Sports Media, Andy Cockerill is one of the top writers for everything Cardinals related you’ll find. He has been moonlighting about the 11-time World Champions as a writer for almost as long as his 7 year old son Gibson has been alive. And yes, he’s named after Mr. 1.12 ERA Bob Gibson. Andy, a 5th grade teacher, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University, and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University. A family man, Andy devotes a lot of time with his son, as they have developed a bond in sports card collecting.
Barbie Schultz – Graphic Designer, Photographer, Social Media, Writer,
Barbie is from St. Louis Missouri and beat writer for Interstate 70 Sports Media. She provides information and insights on the St. Louis Cardinals and she also provides information on WWE when in the region. She is a self taught photo editor and graphic designer. She also has web-site experience and public relations experience as well. She is an avid Cardinals, Blues, WWE and Ohio State fan.
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Parker Bena – Writer, Sports Historian, Podcast Host
Born in Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1962, Parker served five years in the United States Navy (including service in Desert Storm). In 1990, re received a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in Albany, NY. He is a baseball historian and has been published in several books about baseball, including The 1934 Cardinals: World Champion Gas House Gang, Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century, Sock it to ’em, Tigers: The Story of the 1968 Detroit Tigers and The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac by renowned sports historian Bert Randolph Sugar. He lives in Jefferson City, Missouri with his wife Karen.
Christopher Miles – Lead wrestling writer, Podcast Host
Christopher Miles is a Professional Wrestling referee who turned his passion for the squared circle into a career both inside and outside the wring. While studying journalism in college Christopher was a live event correspondent for Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI). After several years away from wrestling and writing, Christopher returned to the ring in 2021 and launched his new podcast “Issues With Wrestling” as part of the I-70 Sports Media Family.