FLW OUTDOORS RADIO FEATURES ALL-STAR GUESTS
DALLAS (June 30, 2004) - This Sunday, tune in to "FLW Outdoors Presented by Wal-Mart" online or on its new station, 105.3 FM, to listen to hosts Keith Lebowitz and Tony Casillas interview a long list of well-known celebrities and athletes, including three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Troy Aikman, country music sensation Brad Paisley, legendary professional angler Hank Parker, NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Ryan Newman, Oklahoma University's head football coach Bob Stoops and FLW Tour professional angler Kelly Jordon of Mineola, Texas.
Aikman, who played a dozen years in the NFL and is currently a football analyst for "NFL on FOX," retired in 2000 after three Super Bowl championships, six consecutive years in the Pro Bowl and passing for more than 32,000 yards.
Paisley, a native of Glen Dale, W. Va., made waves in the world of country music and fishing with his hit "I'm Gonna Miss Her." The successful recording artist performed at the FLW Tour's Wal-Mart Open in 2002.
Parker - a two-time Bassmaster Classic champion and host of one of the nation's highest-rated outdoor programs, "Hank Parker's Outdoor Magazine" - hosts the "FLW Outdoors" tournament preview TV show that airs on the Outdoor Life Network. Parker's fishing career began in 1976, and over the next 13 years, he finished in the money in more than 76 percent of the 120-plus bass tournaments he entered.
Newman, who is now in his third season of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, ended his rookie year in 2002 with a remarkable sixth-place finish in the points race and will enter Saturday's Nextel Cup race at Daytona as the No. 9 driver in the points standings. He participated in the FLW Outdoors Celebrity Challenge last year that helped raised $50,000 for cancer research.
After five full seasons as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Stoops has one national championship and two Big 12 titles to his credit. The Ohio native has been involved in coaching college football since 1983 and is known for his no-nonsense approach.
Jordon has been fishing the FLW Tour since 1998 and has taken home more than $100,000 in tournament winnings.
"FLW Outdoors Presented by Wal-Mart" is broadcast throughout Texas and parts of Oklahoma every Sunday from 10-11 a.m. Central time and is rebroadcast every Monday from midnight-1 a.m. on 105.3 FM in Dallas. For those outside the Texas and Oklahoma markets who do not have KLLI 105.3 FM available to them, the show is available via an Internet link provided by FLWOutdoors.com. Listeners who would like to ask a question of any of the guests can e-mail the question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week hosts Lebowitz and Casillas assemble an exciting group of distinguished guests - from entertainers to sports-industry figures - to discuss a variety of sports- and outdoor-related issues. "FLW Outdoors Presented by Wal-Mart" brings listeners inside information on what's new in the world of sports as well as what these celebrities do for fun when they're off the stage or field and in the outdoors.
FLW Outdoors is the industry's premier provider of sport-fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the world's most lucrative bass-fishing circuit; the EverStart Series, known as the gateway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers; the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail; the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour; and the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League for weekend anglers. For more information, visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Source: flwoutdoors.com (2004-06-30)