ESPN Kansas City launches its first-ever all women sports radio show

Posted at 5:09 AM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 09:45:20-04

In March 2017, the first-ever all women sports radio show in Kansas City launched on ESPN Kansas City.

It's called Sprots Takes, dubbed from a common misspelling you can find on Twitter or even when non-sports fans describe an intense sports moment.

"During a heated game people spell it wrong all the time like sprots," explained Gracey Terrill, better known in the metro as GAT.

The show airs on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on 1510 AM or 99.3 FM. It tries to offer something other than straight stats and number-driven commentary.

"I think it's important to show the fun side of sports and not take it so seriously," explained Terrill.

Terrill approached 810 Sports Radio about doing the show. While it is not content created by 810, Union Broadcasting, the parent company, is excited to air the show on ESPN Kansas City.

"Right now there is nobody who has a female sports talk show here. With that, I think she can provide that unique perspective," explained Alok Srivastava, COO & general counsel for 810 Sports Radio & Union Broadcasting.

That unique perspective may include Zubaz pants, movie references, the dye and life references that can't help but make you laugh.

On Thursday's show Terrill and co-host Sumer Wensman talked about heated NBA finals where LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will take on Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, but they also found time to talk Sin Bad and the movie 'Shazaam!'

Sprots Takes started as a podcast in 2014 and at this point, Terrill has more than a dozen web-only writers and also helps to manage the business side of Sprots Takes.

As women in sports, Terrill and Wensman agree they have had to overcome obstacles.

"We've had to deal with, ‘You don't know anything about sports, you're not a professional athlete, how would you even know what you're talking about?’" But Terrill said the scrutiny has just made them stronger. "We need more dynamic personalities out there, especially in Kansas City sports. Bringing people along who have the same like mind and attitude in sports is really important to me."