When Rush Limbaugh passed away, it left an impossible hole in radio stations across America, including here at Sedalia News Leader KSIS 1050AM.
Rush was not just a political expert. Or sell what conservative politicians want you to know. Even though he was good at doing both. He was an artist. A radio guy who wanted to entertain. And he did it by speaking politics, arguably better than anyone. So when we started looking for a program to fit into that time slot, we wanted a program that could talk politics while entertaining and informing.
We found this program with Markley, van Camp & Robbins. Markley, van Camp & Robbins is not like Rush at all. It is not someone who interprets the information and tells you how to think. It’s three guys: Jamie Markley, David van Camp, and Scott Robbins scouring the news and talking about it.
They will take serious matters seriously while shouting and laughing at the absurd. Instead of a host telling you how to feel, these guys go through the stories of the day and find out, just like we do with our friends over a few beers. And with a Boomer (Robbins), Gen Xer (Markley), and Millennial (van Camp), you’ll get some interesting perspectives on the same story.
We ask you to listen to Markley, van Camp & Robbins. It’s a little different. Much like Rush Limbaugh was when his show debuted. Listen to them for a week. Listen to them for two weeks. We think you are going to really like the show.
Here’s a bit more about Markley, van Camp & Robbins from Markley, van Camp & Robbins:
DAVID VAN CAMP (AS DESCRIBED BY JAMIE MARKLEY)
David is an interesting cat. Well, not only is he a “whispering cat” (he has a calming effect even on feral cats) he’s a Texas footballer, a Star Wars nerd, a guitarist (Gibson SG, good choice), a singer-songwriter, a foodie, and will tell you that a real man eats his steak, rare.
He is truly one of a kind. As a former journalist who is now unleashed, he brings a unique perspective on what is going on in the world. He sees people through the bull and isn’t afraid to call them out.
David works his buttocks, leaving no stone unturned. It’s funny to hear him leave on his own generation. But if I criticize the millennials, he will hasten to defend them and challenge my generation (I’m 20 years old on him). I like this. The guy has wit. And a lot of intelligence and humor. It makes this gig fun every day.
JAMIE MARKLEY (AS DESCRIBED BY DAVID VAN CAMP)
Jamie Markley is one of the most unique people I have ever met in this field.
He examines and breaks down topics in a way that no one else in the media does: like the average person. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what he’s talking about; that is, he’s able to take complex topics and get to the heart of each topic, and approach it in a way that makes me think differently.
It’s also a walking music encyclopedia, not afraid to drop random facts at any time.
For example, did you know that Tom Petty didn’t want to record the song “I Won’t Back Down”, because he thought it was “too obvious? I learned this during a conversation with him about tax reform (Did I mention he has ADHD?).
Scott Robbins has been at the top in every format he’s worked on… Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits and News / Talk. Unlike most radio hosts, he has spent his entire career in Peoria.
Scott was very successful hosting the Robbins & Markley show in 2015 when back-to-back heart attacks left him hanging on to life for almost 6 weeks and in hospital for 6 months. Doctors didn’t know if he would be released from the hospital, much less if he would ever recover behind a microphone. Many have called it a walking miracle.
These days Scott is focused on healthy living. He lives in Peoria with his great dog Sydney, 3 great cats Camden, Effie and Wrigley, and now 2 lizards (the best grandfather ever). Scott is a huge baseball fan, go to the Cubs and the Royals. He also does fantastic baseball in a 20-team league and has been quite familiar with the power tumbling world lately.
And you can never forget the music … that’s where it all started. Scott is best known for his lack of filter and his sarcastic humor. He fondly remembers some of his most memorable moments seeing Michael Jordan naked (true story). Attend 5 NKOTB concerts with her awesome daughter and the day her daughter chose to breastfeed on the radio. Scott is the oldest member of the series. He was born in 1960 and remembers life before cable TV (and running water).
You can see Markley, van Camp and Robbins on weekdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT on Sedalia’s News Leader, KSIS 10:50 a.m.