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

2005 Cast

Steering Committee — Charlie Alison, Brett Bennett, Brenda Blagg, Donna Lonchar, Denise Malan, Debbie Miller, Michelle Parks, Flip Putthoff, Katherine Shurlds, Jeff Smith, Beckie Tyson and Sarah Warnock Emcee — Dan Ferritor Pianist — Emily Kaitz Cover Designer — Dusty Higgins, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette CAST Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — Sharon Crawford, Michelle Parks and Stacey Roberts Arkansas … More 2005 Cast

1988 Cast and Crew

Emcee — Michael Gauldin Piano — Chris Krueger The Band — Mike Matthews and Bill Lonon Cast Benton County Daily Record — Ron Wood Fayetteville Open Channel — Katherine Shurlds KFSM-TV — Brian Shipman and Steve Voorhies KURM-AM — Michell Key Madison County Record — Sally Wampler Northwest Arkansas Times — Rusty Garrett Springdale News … More 1988 Cast and Crew

1986 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Rusty Garrett, Michael Gauldin, Larry Miller, Dan Mouritsen, Katherine Shurlds, Steve Voorhies and Gary Weidner Emcee — David McWethy Piano — Chris Krueger Drums — Bruce Cook, Northwest Arkansas Times Bass — Mike Matthews, Northwest Arkansas Times Cast Springdale News — Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Kristen … More 1986 Cast and Crew

1985 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Mike Gauldin, Patricia May, Dan Mouritsen, Beth Rhodes and Katherine Shurlds Emcee — Peggy Treiber, Arkansas Gazette Piano — Chris Krueger, Washington Regional Medical Center Cast Springdale News — Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Patricia May, Lisa Neal and Julie Rogers UA News Bureau — Bill Bowden, … More 1985 Cast and Crew

1984 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Rusty Garrett, Dan Mouritsen, Katherine Shurlds and Peter Tooker Emcee — Larry Miller Accompanist — Susan Green Cast Springdale News — Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Mike Gauldin, Patricia May and Lisa Neal Northwest Arkansas Times — Charlie Alison, Rusty Garrett, Will Pond and Mary Mann Northwest Arkansas Morning … More 1984 Cast and Crew

1983 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Kay Albright, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Rusty Garrett, Gaylene Morton, Katherine Shurlds and Peter Tooker Emcee — Steve Smith Accompanist — Nova Teeter Cast and Crew Springdale News — Brenda Blagg, Guy Barnes, Michael Gauldin, David Lanier and Cindy Morrow Northwest Arkansas Times — Kay Albright, Pat Donat, Rusty Garrett and David … More 1983 Cast and Crew

1982 Cast and Crew

Steering Committee — Brenda Blagg, David Davies, Dave Edmark, Rusty Garrett, Dan Mouritsen, Gaylene Morton, Katherine Shurlds, David Speer, Jody Speer, Jo Ann Todd, Peter Tooker and Scott VanLaningham Emcee — Nate Allen Accompanist — Elizabeth Sims Cast and Crew Springdale News — Guy Barnes, Brenda Blagg, Mike Gauldin, David Lanier, Cindy Morrow, Gaylene Morton, … More 1982 Cast and Crew