The Lead Host of The Ticket Sports Network Morning Show is Robbie Shanks. After often moving around the country as part of a military family, Robbie Shanks has called the Emerald Coast his hometown since 1996 and started his radio career with local stations in this area. He graduated from local area Niceville High School in 1999, and even started his college career in the Sound Engineering program at Northwest Florida State College (it was OWCC back then) before moving to Gainesville in 2002. Already a sports fan in general, while working at a radio station in the college town of Gainesville Florida for the next 12 years is where Robbie found a true passion for College Sports, especially The University of Florida Gators! Robbie became associated with the Ticket shortly after Hurricane Michael damaged much of Panama City in 2018, volunteering his time over the next few months to assist with loading supplies and sending relief and recovery help to our friends and neighbors to the East. In January Robbie was named the Program Director of The Ticket Sports Network and soon after took over the role of Lead Host on the stations Morning Show. The goal of the Morning Show is to Identify and Discuss the "Water Cooler Story of the Day". What is the story in sports that everyone in our area will be talking about?
To reach Robbie Contact him at (352)246-4908
Collin "The Beast" Bestor
Behind the glass in the control room, Collin "The Beast" Bestor has been the producer for The Morning Show since 2019. Although relatively new to broadcasting, Collin has quickly been bitten by the "radio bug".
During his formative years, he attended Milton High School and played football as a offensive lineman for the 2012 football season. He continued to college where he graduated with an Associates Degree in Journalism from Pensacola State College in 2016 and an Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of West Florida in 2018.
After graduating, Collin entered the world of motor sports journalism, covering prestigious events such as "The World Series of Asphalt" and The Snowball Derby.
After finding a niche role at The Ticket, Collin is our resident NASCAR expert and ACC Football fan. Although he may be young, Robbie clearly enjoys working with his rookie producer, often nicknaming him "The #1 Researcher in the business" (if not "the Hokiest of Hokies" in reference to his Virginia Tech fandom).
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Cohost Scott Hemond is a former Major League Baseball Veteran of 6 years with the A's, White Sox, and Cardinals of MLB. Scott had the benefit of playing under some of the best coaches in baseball including Robin Roberts, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre, three Hall of Famers. Since his retirement of playing professional baseball in 1995, Scott has discovered the rewards of coaching. When not on the radio Scott Hemond can most often be found at the Strike Zone Academy, the home of Scott Hemond Baseball, coaching local Little League-rs, managing area Travel Teams, and hosting weekly camps such as Fun-Damentals, Hitting, and Catchers Camp. Upon discovering that a World Series Champion was willing to dedicate his life and his time to working with kids one-on-one to teach the game of baseball, but yet humbly remaining under the radar of the community, Robbie Shanks knew what Scott needed most was a platform to make the community aware of the great instruction he had been providing the kids at Strike Zone Academy since 2011. Robbie asked Scott to join the Morning Show as cohost in June of 2019. In that time the credibility he has brought to the show paired with perspective of a professional athlete has been an instrumental part of what has made The Morning Show a success.
To reach Scott contact him at (850)502-8880
Scott Moore is a nationally renowned sports talk radio personality, featured writer for Scout.com, and an in-demand guest speaker and entertainer. For the past six college football seasons, Scott has served as a guest analyst on XM Fox Sports Radio, and has broken several major stories in the SEC, including the hiring of Nick Saban at Alabama. Scott begins his 11th year of radio broadcasting with his primary focus on the Southeastern Conference and college football.
Scott is renowned for his college football acumen and uncanny ability to impersonate over seventy celebrities, sportscasters, and college football coaches. He is sure to keep audiences laughing with hilarious takes on Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Pete Carroll, Bob Stoops, Ron Zook, Pat Dye, Lou Holtz, Keith Jackson, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and More!
Over the past five years, Scott has had the privilege of speaking at the National Quarterback Club in Washington, D.C. with General Colin Powell, the NFL MVP Award Ceremony and the Home Depot 2005 ESPN College Football Awards. In addition, Scott has served as the host of CSTV's "Coast to Coach" and has been a featured guest speaker at five BCS Bowls, including the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl. Additionally, Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, California, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Ohio State have all hired Scott to entertain and motivate their players.
Scott has spoken at the Bronco Nagurski Award Dinner in Charlotte, NC, honoring the nations most outstanding defensive player.
In 2016 Scott was a featured speaker with FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher at the Tallahassee Quarterback Club & in the spring of 2017 at The Wuerffel Trophy (All Sports Association) with Hall of Fame Coach Steve Spurrier.