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

2006 Cast

Emcee – Shirley Borhauer of Bella Vista, state representative, Dist. 98 Steering Committee – Charlie Alison, Brett Bennett, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Lana Flowers, Kevin Kinder, John Krupa, Jose Lopez, Debbie Miller, Carolyne Park, Kim Martin, Michelle Parks, Flip Putthoff, Scott Shackleford, Katherine Shurlds, Sarah Sparkman, Steve Voorhies, Sarah Warnock and Laurie Whalen. Pianist: Emily Kaitz Cover … More 2006 Cast

The University – 2006

As a part of Gridiron TV Land in the 2006 show, two UA administrators sing about some good things that have been going on. Kyle Kellams plays emcee Sheriff Andy Taylor; Lauren Whalen and Sarah Warnock are the singing administrators.

2004 Cast

Emcee: Scott Van Laningham, director, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority Pianist/bassist: Emily Kaitz Guitar: Flip Putthoff Banjo: Curt Richardson Brass Band: Sharla Bardin, Laura Bruegge, Lana Flowers, Richard Dean Prudenti, Mark Young and Michael Zamora Cast: All About Town — Grady Jim Robinson and Emily Kaitz Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — Laura Kellams and Michelle Parks Benton … More 2004 Cast

1989 Cast

Steering Committee Charlie Alison, Helen Beyenka, Brenda Blagg, Rusty Garrett, Becca Bacon Martin, Terri Phelan, Katherine Shurlds, Melanie Stockdell, Paula Thompson, Peter Tooker, Steve Voorhies and Sally Wampler Cast Emcee — Rick Stockdell, KUAF Radio Pianist — Chris Krueger, Washington Regional Medical Center Band — Sean Harrison and Bill Lonon Fayetteville Open Channel — Katherine … More 1989 Cast