Tennessee's First Internet Sports Station!

Bartlett, Tennessee, USA

"On the air since Nov. 17, 2002"

         Community Radio AM 1700 KOK  



Next Live Broadcasts:

VARSITY FOOTBALL - 2019 Bartlett Panther Football

08/23/2019-Bartlett vs Memphis Douglass click here-->(           )6:55pm from Bartlett Panther Stadium-Bartlett, Tenn.


VARSITY BASEBALL - 2019 Bartlett Panther Baseball Post-Season


05/21/2019-Bartlett vs Farragut (Round 1, "THE ELITE EIGHT") click here-->(           )6:25pm from Siegel Stadium

05/22/2019-Bartlett vs Science Hill (Round 2, "THE ELITE EIGHT") click here-->(           )9:55am from Siegel Stadium

05/22/2019-Bartlett vs Summit (Round 3, "THE ELITE EIGHT") click here-->(           )4:55pm from Siegel Stadium

05/23/2019-Bartlett vs Farragut (Round 4, "THE FINAL FOUR") click here-->(           )1:55pm from Siegel Stadium

2019 TSSAA AAA STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET click here-->(           )


05/07/2019-Bartlett vs Arlington (Dist. 14-AAA Championship) click here--(           )6:55pm from USA Stadium-Millington, Tenn.

05/13/2019-Bartlett vs Hardin County (Region 7-AAA Semi-Finals) click here--(           )6:55pm from Scott Elrod Field-Bartlett, Tenn.

05/16/2019-Bartlett vs Arlington (Region 7-AAA Championship) click here--(           )5:55pm from Scott Elrod Field-Bartlett, Tenn.

05/17/2019-Bartlett vs Houston (West TN Sub-State Sectional, "THE SWEET 16") click here--(           )6:55pm from Scott Elrod Field-Bartlett, Tenn.



2007 Bartlett vs South Doyle-AAA Tennessee State Baseball Championship/5-25-07/click here--->(           )

Bartlett City Schools Kickoff and Pep Rally/8-2-14/click here--->(           )



                                                                              Complete Upcoming KPTR.com/AM 1700 KOK Broadcast Schedule, Click Here--->(           )



08-23-2019 Broadcast is our BARTLETT BROADCAST EVENT #1,359

Welcome to our 18th Season of Bartlett Panther Sports & Activities!


KPTR.com/Community Radio AM1700 KOK-Bartlett Panther Broadcast Archives! (To 09-30-2018), click here--->(     )

Broadcast Archives beginning 10-01-2018, click here---->(     )

Link to our new Meridix Channel Page. This includes our broadcast schedule, archives, news, and contact information-------Click Here--->(     )

Check out the ALL NEW Bartlett High School Student Sports Information Dept. Website,

"WE ARE BARTLETT.COM". Coverage of all 25 school sports teams & fine arts programs! click here--->(          )

KPTR.com  & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK are now proud to be affiliated with Sports Byline USA!

Click here to listen to Sports Byline USA!-->(        )

(Sports Byline USA, America's Sports Talk Network, is available 24 hours a day-7 days a week!)  Sports Byline USA Network website link---->(          )

Join us for our 18th Broadcast Season

Starting in August of 2019


AUG. 2, 2014: BARTLETT CITY SCHOOLS KICKOFF & PEP RALLY, Click Here--->(     )


(All Football Broadcast Times are CDT unless otherwise noted)

08/23-Memphis Douglass(     )



(All Football Broadcast Times are CDT unless otherwise noted)

08/17-Memphis Overton(    )  09/07-Memphis Sheffield(    )  09/14-Houston(    )

09/21-White Station(    )  09/28-Arlington(    )   10/05-Memphis A.H.S.(    )   10/19-Millington(    )



(All Basketball Broadcast Times are CST)

11/17-BOYS, Covington(    )   11/17-GIRLS, Raleigh-Egypt(    )   11/17-BOYS, Memphis Central(    )

12/01-GIRLS & BOYS, Houston(    )  12/08-BOYS, Ripley (TN)(    )  12/14-GIRLS, Macon Road (TN)(    )

12/14-BOYS, Hamilton Heights (TN)(    )  12/15-GIRLS, Lausanne(    )  12/15-BOYS, Springdale Prep (MD)(    )

01/03-GIRLS & BOYS, Bolton(    )   01/05-BOYS, Olive Branch(MS)(    )   01/11-GIRLS & BOYS, Arlington(    )

01/18-GIRLS & BOYS, Cordova(    )   01/25-GIRLS & BOYS, Bolton(    )    01/29-GIRLS & BOYS, Kingsbury(    )    02/01-GIRLS & BOYS, Arlington(    )

02/02-BOYS, Lausanne(    )    02/08-GIRLS & BOYS, Cordova(    )


02/22-GIRLS, Hardin County(    )    02/23-Boys, Liberty Tech(    )    02/26-BOYS, Dyer County(    )

02/28-BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP, Bolton(    )


03/04-Boys, Whitehaven(    )


2007 Bartlett vs South Doyle-AAA Tennessee State Baseball Championship/5-25-07/click here--->(           )


Sam McCormack-2004 (Walk-off vs MUS, Senior Night)

Jacob Wilson-2007

Heith Hatfield-2008

Sean Mellenger-2009

Tyler Porter-2010

Taylor Morton-2010

Wesley Johnson-2014

Barrett Taylor-2015 (State Tournament vs Soddy Daisy)

Brayden Matthews-2019 (State Tournament vs Summit)


(All Baseball Broadcast Times are CDT)

03/11-Dyer County(    )   03/15-Pope John Paul II(    )   03/18-White Hall, AR(    )

04/05-Arlington(    )   04/09-Desoto Central, MS(    )   04/16-Lewisburg, MS(    )   04/24-Houston(    )


05/07-Arlington(    )


05/13-Hardin County(    )   05/16-Arlington(    )


05/17-Houston(    )



05/21-Farragut(    )   05/22-Science Hill(    )   05/22-Summit(    )


05/23-Farragut(    )




Link to 2017-2018 KPTR.com/AM 1700 KOK Bartlett Broadcasts Page....Click Here--->(           )


Jan. 10, 2014: KPTR.com/SkyBox Broadcasting's 1,000th Bartlett Event Broadcast, Click Here---> (   ) Bartlett vs Bolton Girls & Boys Basketball! 

Apr. 9, 2015:  KPTR.com/SkyBox Broadcasting's 1,100th Bartlett Event Broadcast, Click Here---> (   ) Bartlett vs White Station Baseball!

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     SELECTED FRIDAY BROADCASTS are carried on our partner, KWAM AM 990-The Voice of Memphis-->(     ),

also available LIVE ONLINE AT www.kwam990.com-->(    ), and on your smartphone using the free app.


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Matthew and Mike Cooper of the KPTR.com Bartlett SkyBox Crew being honored on KPTR.com's 1,000th Bartlett Broadcast Event at Farley Gym on Jan. 10, 2014


(L) Baseball used by Matthew Cooper of the KPTR.com Bartlett SkyBox Crew to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch on April 9, 2015 at Scott Elrod Field at the Bartlett-White Station game-KPTR.com's 1,100th Bartlett Broadcast Event

(R) Mike and Matthew Cooper call the SkyBox Crew's 1,100th Bartlett Broadcast Event on KPTR.com & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK in the press box at Scott Elrod Field in Bartlett as the Panthers take on White Station, 04-09-2015

Mike Cooper, (L) and Matthew Cooper, (R) of the KPTR.com Bartlett SkyBox Crew at the KWAM AM 990 Studios in East Memphis, Tennessee


***Note to listeners: If during a broadcast the stream is lost, simply refresh your media player  and that should reconnect you to the stream.***

We would appreciate hearing from you. Please E-Mail us at: skyboxcrew@gmail.com or skyboxcrew@hotmail.com 

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Link to The Christian Brothers University Broadcasting Network, exciting CBU Men's & Women's Basketball  Click Here--->(     )  



Click Here for all KPTR.com Broadcasts (Listen with EZ-Stream Player)


                                                           GREAT MOMENTS IN BARTLETT PANTHER SPORTS, as called by Director of Broadcast Operations-Matthew Cooper click here---> http://ibn.ihigh.com/play/index.cfm?id=114640



"Welcome to our 18th Season of Bartlett Panther Broadcasts"


*****KPTR.com is not an affiliate of any school, school system, or the Bartlett High School Student Sports Information Department. Opinions and play-by-play calls are only the views of the commentators and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KPTR.com or The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network.



The Original Skybox Crew

Archives: See Links Below

Link to Master Archive Page(        )

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Other Broadcasts/2010-2017 Broadcasts

KPTR Broadcast Archives:
2002-03 Broadcasts
2003-04 Broadcasts

2004-05 Broadcasts
2005-06 Broadcasts
2003 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2004 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2005 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2004 TSSAA Spring Fling

2005 District 14-AAA Basketball Tourney
2005 TSSAA Spring Fling

Other Links
A KPTR.com special tribute to our troops
KPTR.com contests - you can be a winner!
Order archived KPTR programs
CoachT.com - Tennessee High School Sports
E-mail us

KPTR.com /WVWT.com/KTSQ.com on TWITTER! (         )         


The KPTR.com Story. . . . . . .

Centralia, Illinois.  The year 2000.  The Centralia Holiday Tournament, a 16-team boys basketball tournament in the quaint basketball hotbed in southern Illinois.  Mike Cooper, Ken Opperman, Eric Opperman, and Matt Cooper talked at McDonald's about how they wished they could broadcast Bartlett basketball like numerous small town radio stations, including Centralia's WRXX, do for their high schools.  And so the dream began.

It was a dream that would take two full years to come true, and beginning in 2002, KPTR.com became a reality, as Mike, Ken, and Matt broadcast the first Bartlett Panther basketball game of the 2002-03 season at Harding Academy in Memphis.  A week later, Eric joined them for the Rumble on the Ridge in Forrest City, Arkansas, and the KPTR.com "Skybox Crew" was on its way to broadcast its first year of Panther athletics.

KPTR.com has covered nearly all of Bartlett's football, boys basketball, and girls basketball games since that first broadcast at Harding Academy, and we have covered numerous other events as well, including many Panther baseball games and a competition including Bartlett's award-winning Winter Guard team.  In the fall of 2003, we began WVWT, ( the Webcast Voice of West Tennessee ), to cover various other high school and even college athletics, and we broadcast 11 games involving 11 boys basketball teams from three states at the 2003 Centralia Holiday Tournament  via KPTR and WVWT.  In March 2009, we covered our first Bartlett Panther Tennis match. Our first coverage of Bartlett Panther Soccer came on  May 21, 2016, in the Boys  West Tennessee Sub-State Sectional Game.

Beginning in 2006, all Bartlett Panther Broadcasts were simulcast on both KPTR and WVWT and we formed our second sister station, KTSQ-The Sports Quest-to cover other schools activities.  In 2008, The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network was formed in order to expand the coverage of exciting Secondary School and College Sports. In 2011, we formed our third sister station, WMPQ.us which is located in Arlington, Tennessee and covers the Arlington Tigers.  During the spring of 2011, we partnered with KCAB-AM 980 in Russellville, Arkansas to cover the Arkansas Tech Women's Softball Team in the Gulf-South Conference Tournament in Southaven, Mississippi. In late 2012, we began a joint venture with WPAD in Paducah, Kentucky, "99.5-THE FAN" ( AM-1560 / FM 99.5) and 995thefanpaducah.com / westkentuckystar.com to cover the Lone Oak Purple Flash in their final season and bring the same exciting coverage to the Western Kentucky area. KPTR.com is the Flagship Station of SkyBox Broadcasting International and still is The Voice of the Bartlett Panthers.  In early 2013, SkyBox Broadcasting International's first terrestrial station went on the air, Community Radio KOK-AM 1700, serving areas of Bartlett and Memphis. In December of 2015, Community Radio KOK-FM 105.3 was added.  The Skybox Crew assists the Christian Brothers University Radio Network in Memphis with Men's and  Women's Basketball broadcasts and also assists  WUMR in Memphis with University of Memphis Baseball and Lady Tiger Basketball broadcasts.  In August of 2013, we added a new partner, AM 990-KWAM, The Voice of Memphis, to carry selected Friday evening broadcasts, in addition to being on KPTR.com and Community Radio AM 1700 KOK.  KWAM's 10,000 watt  AM signal greatly increases our terrestrial radio coverage area. In addition, KWAM has available a smartphone app and these broadcasts will also be carried live on the internet  via their app and on KWAM990.com. 

As of 08/23/2019, KPTR.com has broadcast 1,359  Bartlett events since that first night at Harding Academy on November 17, 2002.   We have broadcast events on site in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi,  Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, and Illinois and we have had listeners contact us from most of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Central  America, The Middle-East, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Ukraine,  Afghanistan, China, and The Russian Federation.  As of 08/23/2019, KPTR.com/WVWT.com/KTSQ.com and The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network have broadcast a total of 1,601 sports events and a grand total of 1,861 events.

Our goal is to highlight the hard work of the dedicated student athletes and their coaches, along with the sacrifices of their parents and other family members, in order to achieve the great things they do and to provide a media outlet for these outstanding individuals. The motto of SkyBox Broadcasting International is: "It's all about the kids".ww.wvwt.com

We would like to thank you for visiting us, and we hope you enjoy our broadcasts.


E-Mails:  skyboxcrew@kptr.com  and skyboxcrew@gmail.com

James M. (Mike) Cooper, General Manager / Executive Producer

Matthew B. Cooper, Director of Broadcast Operations / Producer

Kenneth (Ken) Opperman, Commentator

Eric Opperman, Commentator

Jonathan D. Sturdivant, Sports Director & Commentator / Producer

Christopher M. Tanner, Statistician & Commentator 

Cona G. Cooper, Production  Assistant

Jeff Browning, Statistician & Commentator

Jordan Browning, Commentator

Stuart Settles, Statistician & Commentator

Ryne S. Clark, Commentator, Production  Assistant

Terry Sturdivant, Commentator / Producer

Jason  Aaron, Commentator

James (Jim) Steinbrecher, Commentator

Jimmy D. Davis, Advisor

Donald E. (Don)  Alvey, Engineer***(2002-2014)

Ronald  (Ron)  Alvey, Engineer***(2002-2015)

Craig Blanchard, EZ-Stream Network Control-Chief Engineer/Warwick, Rhode Island***(2002-2018)

Tyler Feret, Meridix Network Control-Chief Engineer/Napierville, Illinois


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