Tennessee's First Internet Sports Station!
Bartlett, Tennessee, USA
"On the air since Nov. 17, 2002"
ON THE AIR, EVERYWHERE!!!
Next Live Broadcasts:
05/14/2018-Baseball-Bartlett vs Dyer County/REGION 7-AAA TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS
05/16/18-Baseball-Bartlett vs Arlington/Region 7-AAA TOURNAMENT FINALS
05/29/2018-Baseball-Metro Memphis/Mid-South High School All-Star Game
05/14/2018-Baseball-Region 7-AAA Tournament, Pre-game 6:55pm CDT, First Pitch scheduled for 7:00pm/Dyer County@Elrod Field-Bartlett, TN*
05/16/2018-Baseball-Region 7-AAA Tournament, Pre-game 6:55pm CDT, First Pitch scheduled for 7:00pm/Arlington@Elrod Field-Bartlett, TN**
05/29/2018-Baseball-Metro Memphis/Mid-South HS All-Star Game, Pre-game 6:55pm CDT, First Pitch scheduled for 7:00pm@USA Stadium-Millington, TN***
05-16-2018 Broadcast is our BARTLETT BROADCAST EVENT #1,304
Welcome to our 16th Season of Bartlett Panther Sports & Activities!
We dedicate this broadcasting season to the memory of our engineer, Ron Alvey, who passed away suddenly on November 2, 2015. He is greatly missed by all that knew and appreciated him.( )
We also dedicate this broadcasting season to legendary Jackson, Union City, and Paducah Sportscaster Ed Taylor. Ed was tragically killed on December 29, 2016. He was a very good friend and trusted colleague and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He was a personal mentor to The SkyBox Crew and in a 2003 Centralia, Illinois interview, encouraged us to go beyond what we thought we could do. He always had time for us and we appreciate the opportunity we had to be associated with this good man. In the words of KPTR.com/SkyBox Broadcasting Director of Broadcast Operations, Matthew Cooper, "it's hard to believe that he's gone." ( )
Check out the ALL NEW Bartlett High School Student Sports Information Dept. Website,
KPTR.com & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK are now proud to be affiliated with Sports Byline USA!
Join us for our 17th Broadcast Season
Starting in August of 2018
BARTLETT PANTHER FOOTBALL!
AUG. 2, 2014: BARTLETT CITY SCHOOLS KICKOFF & PEP RALLY, Click Here--->( )
2017 BARTLETT PANTHER FOOTBALL:
(All Football Broadcast Times are CDT unless otherwise noted)
2017-2018 BARTLETT PANTHER GIRLS & BOYS BASKETBALL:
(All Basketball Broadcast Times are CST)
REGION 7AAA TOURNAMENT:
WEST TENNESSEE SUB-STATE SECTIONAL-THE SWEET 16
The KPTR.com-AM1700 KOK GRAND SLAM CLUB:
Sam McCormack-2004 (Walk-off vs MUS, Senior Night)
Barrett Taylor-2015 (State Tournament vs Soddy Daisy)
2018 BARTLETT PANTHER BASEBALL:
(All Baseball Broadcast Times are CDT)
REGION 7-AAA TOURNAMENT:
WEST TENNESSEE SUB-STATE SECTIONAL-THE SWEET 16
05/18-Collierville (Broadcast not available)
2018 BARTLETT PANTHER BOYS SOCCER:
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NO INTERNET.......NO RADIO.......NO SMARTPHONE.......NO PROBLEM!!! Listen to KPTR.com & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK on ANY TELEPHONE!!!
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
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LINKS TO ALL BROADCASTS:
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 16th 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.
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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.
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 05/29/2018, KPTR.com has broadcast 1,304 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 05/29/2018, KPTR.com/WVWT.com/KTSQ.com and The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network have broadcast a total of 1,498 sports events and a grand total of 1,798 events.
The goal of KPTR.com, WVWT.com, and KTSQ.com, as well as that of the SkyBox Broadcasting International Network, 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".
Please be sure and check out our sister stations, Community Radio KOK-AM 1700, WVWT.com, KTSQ.com, and WMPQ.us by clicking the links to the left. ww.wvwt.com
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KPTR.com/WVWT.com/KTSQ.com-SkyBox Broadcasting International
Telephones: 901-305-3797 / 901-619-0856
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
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