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Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) to Invade Hopkinsville

Local Chick-fil-A restaurant sponsoring live broadcast of popular radio show at Sportsplex

One week from today, the wildly-popular Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) Summer Tour will make a stop in Hoptown. 

KSR host and founder Matt Jones will be joined by cohorts Drew Franklin, Ryan Lemond and show producer Shannon “The Dude” Grigsby, as the foursome conducts a live broadcast of the show from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville, located at 155 Tilley Way. 

Chick-fil-A Hopkinsville, which is sponsoring the Tour stop, secured the KSR appearance. Chick-fil-A Owner-Operator Jeromy Thompson says giving back to the community is one of his greatest pleasures, and that he is always seeking new and exciting ways to bring fun and family events to Hoptown. 

“We want to work for the good of the city, to bring business here, to help grow commerce, to grow a feeling of community, and just do things for families here that maybe we don’t always have a chance to participate in, being in a smaller city,” Thompson shared. “I thought partnering with the Sportsplex would be a great chance for the community to see the facility and to raise awareness of its existence with the rest of the state.” 

In addition to its sponsorship of the KSR event, Chick-fil-A will also be serving free breakfast during the show’s broadcast at the Sportsplex, and will even be giving away free “Chick-fil-A for a year” to selected individuals who successfully make a half-court basketball shot at the Sportsplex. 

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the KSR event. Bleacher seating will be made available at a first-come, first-serve basis. The Sportsplex and Chick-fil-A are currently giving away four front-row seats to the show through a giveaway on the Sportsplex Facebook page. 

From 8-9 a.m. on Aug. 6, “The Early Birds” — WHOP Radio’s morning show team — will hold the final hour of their broadcast live at the Sportsplex. Fans and listeners are invited to attend. WHOP (95.3 FM and 1230 AM) is the weekday radio location of Kentucky Sports Radio, reaching thousands of listeners each week.

The KSR show will start approximately at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to be seated by that time. Late-arrivals may be asked to wait to enter the building until the show’s first commercial break. 

Thompson said Chick-fil-A chose the Sportsplex as the KSR location because of its ample space to welcome a large crowd, but also admitted that he wants the seven-month-old facility to continue hosting events and groups from all over the state. 

“We completely agree with that sentiment, and are appreciative for the partnership with Chick-fil-A,” said City of Hopkinsville and Sportsplex Marketing/Events Coordinator Chris Jung. “Jeromy has already proven his commitment to this community through his work at Chick-fil-A, and we are grateful to be involved in next week’s festivities. We also hope that our KSR guests, and subsequently their listeners, have a positive experience, and get the entire commonwealth excited about our western-Kentucky-gem-of-a-Sportsplex.” 

The Kentucky Sports Radio event is completely free to attend. For more information, visit or call 270-985-1700.


About Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) 

Founded in 2005 by Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) is a website ( and radio show dedicated to sports coverage involving the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Airing weekdays from 9-11 a.m. in nearly 50 markets across the Commonwealth, KSR can be heard each morning on 95.3 FM and 1230 AM WHOP in Hopkinsville and surrounding regions. Jones is regularly joined by co-hosts Drew Franklin and Ryan Lemond, as well as producer Shannon “The Dude” Grigsby. KSR is currently in the midst of its annual Summer Tour, in which its broadcasts live from a different city each day.