Steve Casson

As the voice of Missouri State Ice Bears Hockey the past eight seasons, Steve has produced engineered and called over 300 games for the team, including host of the Missouri State Ice Bears Coaches show, keeping statistics and game summaries on the WebSports Radio website and serving as webmaster of the Ice Bears team website.

A graduate of Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State), Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, a minor in Communications and one in Print Media.

The 2011 ACHA Division 3 National Finals

Steve has been the lead play-by-play broadcaster for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) 2009, Division 2 National Finals and the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Division III National Finals.

He has also called additional games of the Division II ACHA Regional playoffs involving the Missouri State Ice Bears and other teams since 2005.

 
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Play-By-Play Sample (2009-2010)
'09-'10 Missouri State Hockey Highlights

He was also honored to be the play-by-play broadcaster for games of the 2009-2010 Division II ACHA Select Team which traveled through five European countries - France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria from December 27th, 2009 to January 7th, 2010.

He also has called every Semi-final and Final games of the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) League Tournament since 2005.

His journalism career spans over 24 years including stints as a news reporter and sports photographer. In 1985 Steve began working with the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team as statistician, in media relations, and recording players time on ice.

One year later he became public address announcer for post-game hockey games at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.

From ’93 to ’99, Steve was the post-game hockey game coordinator for the Group Sales Department at the Pond of Anaheim, in Orange County, California.

During that time, his public address duties ranged from NHL charity events to collegiate and youth hockey tournaments.

Steve's busiest year came in 1998-99 while working for the Los Angeles Kings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Irvine Ice Arena, and KIKF-FM in Anaheim, California. He also covered events such as the Stanley Cup Playoffs and NASCAR as a photojournalist.

Then in May 1999 after moving to Branson, Missouri and working with a satellite based three-state radio station as an on air personality, Steve joined KRZK/KOMC-FM’s radio on-air staff while handling color commentary for football broadcasts.

He remained there for four seasons until becoming a news reporter for KTTS-FM in Springfield, Missouri.

Steve served as the public address announcer for the Springfield Spirit Junior A Hockey team and enjoys playing as a goaltender in ice hockey leagues on a regular basis. 

Steve has always believed the co-founding of WebSports Radio with broadcast partner Dan Lee, is the next step in the future of sports programming whether it is through the latest technology and broadcast mediums, terrestrial radio, internet based broadcasts, or video streams.

Some of our broadcast locations:

11/23/07 Webster Groves Ice Arena, Webster Groves, MO
1/11/08, Germain Arena, (Blue Rink) Estero, Florida

2/23/08, MACHA Finals, East Alton, Illinois

11/07/08, Leafs Ice Center West Dundee, Illinois
10/18/08, Twin Ponds Ice #2 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

12/06/08, Mediacom Ice Park, Springfield, MO.

 

 

 

Playing Goal - February 2008