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The Fast Lane Bios

Randy Karraker

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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about St. Louis sports, or sports in general, than The Fast Lane’s Randy Karraker. Randy has been part of the St. Louis sports media for more than two decades, but his super-fandom started years before as an usher for both the Cardinals and Blues.

“My favorite sports moment was the first NFL playoff game played in St. Louis, when the Rams scored on their first offensive play against Minnesota, a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce,” Randy says. “That’s followed closely by Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run on September 8, 1998 against the Cubs.”

Randy’s also involved in several St. Louis charities, including his annual golf  tournament benefiting Every Child’s Hope. You can hear him holding court on The Fast Lane every day from 3-7 p.m. at 101ESPN in addition to his weekly podcast, Bernie and Randy: The Podcast, at 101Sports.com.

Brad Thompson

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You don’t have to have a resident World Series Champion for your afternoon drive show, but it sure doesn’t hurt, and Brad Thompson fills the role nicely on 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

Named 2005 “Cardinals Rookie of the Year,” Brad went on to contribute to the club’s 2006 World Series Championship and called St. Louis his baseball home until 2009. In addition to bringing his unique insight as a former player to the 101ESPN lineup, he also acts as pre and postgame Cardinals analyst with Fox Sports Midwest.

Brad’s unique brand of humor and analysis can be heard alongside Randy Karraker and Chris Rongey weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on The Fast Lane.

Chris Rongey

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Chris Rongey joined 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane in 2017 after 14 on-air years in Chicago with sports station WSCR-AM 670 ‘The Score,’ the Chicago White Sox’ flagship through much of his time there. Rongey hosted Sox pre and postgame shows for 670 along with filling in as an alternate play-by-play man and color commentator, while also writing a sports column for suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald.

Rongey earned his mass communications degree from Illinois State University before becoming a weekend anchor with Bloomington, IL’s WJBC 1230 AM and heading to the Chicago sports scene in 2002. He now spends his professional time bantering with Fast Lane co-hosts, Randy Karraker and Brad Thompson.

A Granite City native, “Ronge” brings a sharp eye back to his local pro sports market, along with the necessary sense of humor and sports IQ it takes to co-host with Randy and B.T. Listen to the three of them cutting up daily from 3-7 p.m. on 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.