Gridiron Emcees

Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron invites a civic leader of some stature to become a piñata temporarily, or as we like to call them our emcee. They have ranged from politicians who already held office to university faculty who already held tenure to journalists who already had turned in their stories for the day. … More Gridiron Emcees

2018 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2017 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Full Cast and Crew Emcee – Steve Clark, president, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Writers – … More 2018 Cast and Crew

2018 Program

The year of #MeToo brought women to the fore, naming names, setting agendas and running for office. Act 1 “It’s a Beautiful Job” ♫ Won’t you be my reporter Journalists in the White House briefing room learn that the replacement for Sarah Huckabee Sanders is none other than Mr. Rogers. Reporters — Brenda Blagg, Alex … More 2018 Program

2017 Program

With White House mini-scandals arriving on a daily basis, Gridiron writers often had to look away from the national dumpster fire to find funny ideas from what seem relatively sane politics and cultural shifts of the state and regional level. Act 1 “Translating Trump’s Tweets” ♫ It takes a village of reporters Journalists at The … More 2017 Program

2017 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2017 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Emcee – Rogers Mayor Greg Hines Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, David Conrads, … More 2017 Cast and Crew

Steve Voorhies

Steve Voorhies has appeared in Northwest Arkansas Gridirons since the show was created in 1978. He reprises the role of Dr. Red Neck each year to provide timely medical observations, advice and dissent. More recently, he also has taken on the recurring role of the loquacious Elmer Stufflebeam. He doesn’t miss a chance to sing … More Steve Voorhies

Casting Call

The Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show will hold casting calls for professional journalists, journalism students, communication professionals, and teachers and professors of journalism who are interested in helping raise money used for scholarships and defending the Freedom of Information Act. The casting calls will be at: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Arkansas Union Theatre … More Casting Call

Past Seasons

The Northwest Arkansas Gridiron began in 1978. It continued for 13 seasons before going into hiatus for 13 seasons and then being revived in 2004. Follow the links below for material from any of the seasons. 2018 Season — Unreliable Sources Program – Photos – Video – Cast 2017 Season — Fake Laughs Program – … More Past Seasons