Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Albuquerque, NM

WWC Nate Jestes 08.25.14


Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bullfighter,Nate Jestes from Douglas, Wyoming is our guest on Word With Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Nate comes from a background of aviation and has a unconventional start in the sport of rodeo. An American Indian sport of lacrosse prepared him for a career that is growing by leaps and bounds in success. Nate takes the opportunity to share some insight in his sport and attitude of a winner.

WWC Darla Hoover 08.18.14


Our guest today on Word With A Champ is Darla Hoover, a lady that is a pick up man in the sport of rodeo. We met Darla at a rodeo sanctioned by the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association, in Alexandria Minnesota up. A nontraditional job for a woman. They tend to the safety of cowboys and livestock during rodeo competitions all over the country.

WWC Jacoby Johns 08.11.14


6X Indian National Finals Rodeo qualifier, Jacoby Johns is our guest on this weeks episode of Word With a Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Jacoby is fun loving Seminole Indian cowboy that has dominated the Eastern Indian Rodeo Association bareback bronc riding competition based in Florida. The unconquered Seminole Tribe has developed the sport of all Indian rodeo in their part of the world and represent much success involving many tribal members including many of the Johns Family. We had the privilege of visiting Jacoby in Plentywood, Montana as he is following his dream of Competing in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

WWC Billy Etbauer 05.05.14 2/2


Five time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and twenty one time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Billy Etbauer took the time to visit with us recently. Billy discussed his upbringing riding cows and broncs with his brothers Robert and Dan. In retirement from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, returning to a working cowboy way of life appears to be on the horizon for this great person and champion.

WWC AnthonyThomas 07.28.14


Western Australia’s, Anthony Thomas is our guest on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. This young cowboy is a Bareback Bronc Rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Anthony set goals that stair step him to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, over several years. We had the privilege of visiting with Anthony after a year and he is on schedule headed to the top.

WWC Hunter Cure 07.21.14


This week we revisit PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler, Hunter Cure of Holiday, Texas won his title in one of the tightest competitions in ProRodeo history. A very modest man that credits his friend and hazer, Riley Duvall and his team of horses that he helped develop. Word With a Champ is pleased to have this genuine person and cowboy visit with us for NV1 Radio Network.

WWC Jamie Willert 07.07.14

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Jamie Willert is our guest on Word With A Champ this week. Jamie is a working ranch cowboy, a farrier, a PRCA saddle bronc rider and the organizer of a working ranch horse contest in his community, Kadoka, SD. We were very interested in the contestants that rope and ride and tend cattle on a daily basis, that came to compete and have fun. The best part of the competition featured young boys and girls on their horses. This working horse competition is an opportunity for people on horses of any value be able to participate and win.

WWC Donnie Landis 06.30.14


Donnie Landis, rodeo clown, is a level above in the entertainment business, regarded for making people laugh and have fun. Donnie performs in small town rodeos with 1500 people in attendance and large venues with as many as 65,000 in attendance as Houston Rodeo. No matter where, his ideas are the same, do the best you can every time. His attitude got him elected to perform at the super bowl of rodeo twice, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

WWC Skeeter Kingsolver 06.23.14


Skeeter Kingsolver is a 2X qualifier for the Professional Bull Riders, World Finals in Las Vegas at 24 years of age. An interesting story ensues after he saw a flyer for a bull riding school in a gas station, when he was 12 years old, in his small hometown, McLouth, Kansas. Skeeter, absorbed what he learned at the 3 day school and has become one of the outstanding talents in a field of contestants with much depth in the PBR. His talent is backed with a rare combination of confidence and modesty. His natural flow riding bulls is obvious in his game plan for each animal, none; Kingsolver is a master of bull riding technique mixed with natural athleticism.