When Rush Limbaugh passed away it left an impossible hole to fill at radio stations across America, including here at Sedalia's News Leader KSIS 1050AM.

Rush wasn't just a political pundit. Or selling what conservative politicians want you to know. Although he was good at doing both. He was an entertainer. A radio guy who wanted to entertain. And he did that through talking politics, arguably better than anyone else. So when we started looking for a program to put in that time slot, we wanted a program that could talk politics while entertaining and informing.

We found that program with Markley, van Camp & Robbins. Markley, van Camp & Robbins isn't like Rush at all. It's not someone who's interpreting the news and telling you how to think. It's three guys: Jamie Markley, David van Camp, and Scott Robbins going through the news and talking about it.

They'll take the serious stuff seriously while calling out and laughing at the absurd. Instead of a host telling you how to feel, these guys are going through the stories of the day and figuring it out, just like we do with our friends over a couple of beers. And with a Boomer (Robbins), a Gen Xer (Markley), and a Millennial (van Camp) you'll get some interesting takes on the same story.

We ask you to give Markley, van Camp & Robbins a listen. It's a little different. Just like Rush Limbaugh was when his show debuted. Give them a listen for a week. Give them a listen for two weeks. We think you'll find you really like the show.

Here's a little more on Markley, van Camp & Robbins from Markley, van Camp & Robbins:

DAVID VAN CAMP  (AS DESCRIBED BY JAMIE MARKLEY)

David is an interesting cat. Well, not only is he a “cat whisperer” (he has a calming effect even on feral cats), he’s a football guy from Texas, a Star Wars nerd, a guitarist (Gibson SG, nice choice), a singer-songwriter, a foodie, and will tell you a real man eats his steak, rare.

He’s truly one of a kind. As a former news guy who’s now unleashed, he brings a unique perspective to what’s happening in the world. He sees right through people’s bull, and is not afraid to call them out.

David works his butt off, leaving no stone unturned. It’s funny to hear him go off on his own generation. But if I criticize millennials, he’ll be quick to defend them and call out my generation (I’ve got 20 years on him). I like that. The dude’s got spirit. And a whole lot of intelligence and humor. It keeps this gig fun every day.

 

JAMIE MARKLEY (AS DESCRIBED BY DAVID VAN CAMP)

Jamie Markley is one of the most unique people I’ve ever met in this business.

He looks at, and breaks down, topics in a way that no one else in media does: like the average person. That’s not to say he doesn’t know what he’s talking about; it’s to say he is able to take complex topics and drill down to the heart of every topic, and approach it in a way that gets me thinking about it differently.

He’s also a walking music encyclopedia, who’s not afraid to drop random facts at a moment’s notice.

Like, did you know Tom Petty didn’t want to record the song “I Won’t Back Down,” because he thought it was “too obvious?” I learned that during a conversation with him about tax reform (Did I mention he suffers from ADHD?).

 

SCOTT ROBBINS

Scott Robbins has been on top in every format he’s worked…Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits, and News/Talk. Unlike most Radio hosts he has spent his entire career in Peoria.

 

Scott was enjoying great success hosting the Robbins & Markley show in 2015 when back-to-back heart attacks left him clinging to life for the better part of 6 weeks and in the hospital for 6 months. The doctors didn’t know if he’d make it out of the hospital, let alone ever get behind a microphone again. Many have called him a walking miracle.

 

These days Scott focuses on healthy living. He lives in Peoria with his grand-dog Sydney, 3 grand-cats Camden, Effie, and Wrigley, and now 2 lizards (best grandpa ever).  Scott is an avid baseball fan, go Cubs and Royals.  He also does fantasy baseball in a 20 team league and is well-versed in the world of power tumbling as of late.

 

And you can never forget about music...that’s where this all began. Scott is best known for his lack of filter and sarcastic humor. He fondly recalls some of his most memorable moments as seeing Michael Jordan naked (true story).  Attending 5 NKOTB concerts with his awesome daughter and the day his daughter chose nursing over radio. Scott is the oldest member of the show. He was born in 1960 and remembers life before cable TV (and running water).

You can catch Markley, van Camp, and Robbins weekdays and Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT on Sedalia's News Leader KSIS 1050AM.

CHECK IT OUT: See the 100 most popular brands in America