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

2016 Program

With a national election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the program for the 2016 show should have been easy to write. But as they say, how do you satirize satire. Act 1 “Will Write for Practically Nothing” ♫ Journalists get an obscure visitor Journalists stage a sit-in for higher wages, but their protest is … More 2016 Program

2015 Cast and Crew

KUAF – Antoinette Grajeda and Zeek Martin Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Flip Putthoff, Erin Spandorf and Rusty Turner UA Journalism Faculty – Ray Minor and Katherine Shurlds UA Journalism Students – Cecil Anderson, Clarissa Bustamante, DeMarius Davis, Wendy Echeverria, Paige Hegedus, Lauren Hoskins, Cassandra Schirm, James Schlecte, Amanda Simmons, Kris Smith and Julia Trupp University … More 2015 Cast and Crew

2014 Cast and Crew

Emcee – John Threet Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Dave Edmark, Kevin Kinder, Debbie Miller, Ray Minor, Ben Pollock, Flip Putthoff, Katherine Shurlds, Erin Spandorf, Rusty Turner and Steve Voorhies Production Directors – Katherine Shurlds and Sarah Warnock Musical Director – Emily Kaitz Stage Director – Rusty Turner Assistant Stage Director – … More 2014 Cast and Crew

2014 Program

The notoriety of a family that makes duck calls for a “reality” show reached celebrity status this year, and it only made sense to tackle the quacks. … More 2014 Program

2013 Cast and Crew

Emcee – Gerald Jordan Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Tony Hernandez, Kevin Kinder, Debbie Miller, Ray Minor, Ben Pollock, Flip Putthoff, Katherine Shurlds, David Speer, Jody Speer, Rusty Turner, Steve Voorhies and Joel Walsh Production Director – Katherine Shurlds Musical Director – Emily Kaitz Stage Director – Rusty Turner Assistant Stage Director … More 2013 Cast and Crew

2013 Program

Occurring in an off-year for elections, the 2013 Gridiron delved into state and local issues, from corruption by a Democratic state official to new legislation put forward by the Republican legislature. Act 1 “Up, Up and You’re Outta Here” ♫ The Man of Steel gets bent out of shape Clark Kent – Joel Walsh/Tony Hernandez … More 2013 Program

2012 Cast and Crew

KNWA – Channing Barker and Cassidy Hodges KUAF – Antoinette Grajeda NWA Media, Northwest Arkansas Times, The Springdale/Rogers Morning News, La Prensa – Tony Hernandez, Kevin Kinder, Jose Lopez, Flip Putthoff, Rusty Turner and Joel Walsh UA Journalism Faculty – Robyn Ledbetter, Ray Minor and Katherine Shurlds UA Journalism Students – Pearl Brick, Vivian Cummings, … More 2012 Cast and Crew