‘Drop the Mike’ Expands to 2-6 PM

“We will make Adrian Fiala proud.” ­-Mike Welch

KNTK 93.7 The Ticket, Lincoln’s best and most local Huskers sports talk radio, is proud to announce the extension of popular weekday drive­time show “Drop the Mike with Mike Welch.”

About to begin its third year, “Drop the Mike” will air weekdays from 2­-6 p.m., an extra hour beyond the 3­-6 p.m. program that has grown with Welch’s unique brand of insight, passion, and fun.

“The support I’ve received from 93.7 The Ticket and the city of Lincoln has been phenomenal,” Welch said. “It makes turning up and talking Huskers every afternoon both a blast and a privilege.”

The debut of the new, fourth hour hour of “Drop the Mike” will be Monday, May 11. It will replace “The Huskers Legends Show with Adrian Fiala,” which ends less than a month after the 67-year­-old former NU linebacker and longtime Nebraska radio and TV sportscaster died after an eight-year battle with an incurable lung condition.

Fiala was one of 93.7 The Ticket’s original on­-air personalities from its first day on the air in August 2011.

“Adrian gave 93.7 The Ticket instant credibility, and we are forever grateful,” said John Gaskins, KNTK program director and Fiala’s co­-host, who kept “Legends” going on his own the last few weeks, with occasional guest co­-hosts.

“The Husker Legends Show was a unique program built by and for Adrian Fiala and his loyal fans. We all miss him dearly, and I will miss the extraordinary honor of co-­hosting with him and talking to former Huskers who gave me and our listeners so many awesome memories.”

A new, weekly, “Husker Legends Show” that would run on weekends is in strong consideration for the future, Gaskins says. Meanwhile, former Husker athletes and coaches of all eras will always be common and integral guests on each of 93.7 The Ticket’s three local daily shows.

“Drop the Mike” will continue to anchor the Lincoln market­-leading eight hours of daily local Huskers talk on 93.7 The Ticket. The local lineup also includes “Morning Take” with Lanny Holstein & Jake Sorensen (7-­8am) and “Gaskins and Stephens” with John Gaskins and Tom Stephens from 11am-­2pm. Nationally acclaimed “The Dan Patrick Show” bridges the local blocks from 8­-11am.

KNTK 93.7 The Ticket is also home to Kansas City Royals baseball and Lincoln Stars hockey broadcasts. It carries select NFL, major college football, and college basketball games, and is Lincoln’s Fox Sports Radio on nights, early mornings, and weekends.