Personalities

bob02Bob Rennison
Bob is a native of Kansas City and has lived in Independence since 1981. After his first season with the Mavericks, Rennison was honored by the CHL by winning the Ralph Backstrom Soul of Service award which recognizes outstanding community and customer service. He has worked all over the sports/media landscape in Kansas City. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Bob was the master control operator at Channel 50 in Kansas City. He has previously worked as the play-by-play announcer for the Topeka Tarantulas (CHL), Topeka ScareCrows (CHL), Wichita Thunder (CHL), Kansas City Knights (ABA) and Kansas City Attack (NISL). Bob has been the voice of Avila University Athletics since 2002. He received his degree in communication studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Bob and his wife, Abbie, have one daughter, Pattie, and two sons, Michael and Luke.

troy02Troy Snyder
Co-Founder, Troy has been involved in radio since 2008 when he served as color commentary/sideline reporter for the Avila Eagles. He also served as play by play announcer for Open Wheel Friday Night at Valley Speedway and Truman Patriots High School Football. He is serving his 2nd season of providing Color Commentary for the Missouri Mavericks. Troy is married to Tessa and have to beautiful children.

 

 

fred01Fred Liggett
Fred Liggett, a Kansas City native, has been a broadcasting professional for the past 22 years. Fred started in public radio while a student at Central Missouri State university. From there he has worked in various roles as an announcer for radio stations in Warrensburg, Mo., Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Topeka Kansas. Before leaving radio behind served as producer for K-State and KC Chiefs network broadcasts. Turned focus to Television 6 years ago and currently serves as Senior Master Control Engineer for KPXE-TV 50. Fred currently resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and is a regular visitor to there award winning downtown.

 

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jeff_onyxJeff Henderson
Jeff has been working in TV and radio since 1989. From producing, directing and hosting TV programs in Texas to working on the cutting edge of technology. Jeff is co-founder of FreeTap.com and continues to produce, direct and occasionally provide color commentary while staying up to speed with upcoming media production technology.

 

 

Dick Krawczyk

Dick Krawczyk is 33 year veteran behind the microphone, and a lifelong
resident of the Kansas City area.
He graduated from Van Horn High School in 1980, while it was still in
the Kansas City School District. After he graduated high school, he attended the University of Missouri Kansas City where he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications. During his tenure at UMKC he was the Public Address Announcer for the men’s and women’s basketball teams during the 1984/85 season.
Over the past 33 years, he has worked for a number of companies
including local radio stations KBSM, KKJC, KLEX, KCAC, and KKLO.
Dick also worked for Avila University from 2002-2012 where he broadcast
football, baseball and basketball for both the men’s and women’s teams. Dick has broadcast hundreds of high school athletic events including baseball,
football, basketball, softball and soccer. He has also broadcast the NAIA
Division I Women’s National Basketball Tournament two of the past three
seasons. Dick is married to his wife Ann, and has two daughters. He is
appreciative of his wife’s patience and support and thanks God for allowing
him the opportunity to continue to work in a field that he so truly enjoys.