Breakin’ the Norm

Les Norman presents topics and stories that inform, inspire, motivate and make the listeners take a look inside themselves. They center around professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports on a national level. Les discusses behind-the-scenes, real-life issues that speak the language of his listeners through callers, correspondents, & in-studio guests that lend authenticity and knowledge to every sports fan.

Meghan Bamvakais

When she first came to our first softball lesson, Meghan Bamvakais was an outgoing, lively & active high school freshman, excelling in school, sports, church, etc. In a few short years, as an MU freshman, she began spiraling into a state of depression. Battling the dreaded “freshman 15”, Meg hated what she saw in the mirror, and the war raged on…against herself. Over time, she found solace in the crew at CrossFitCoMo, where she has now become a certified crossfit trainer, and has come full circle with her body and her life. Hear the story of how the ‘image battle’ can take a dangerous turn, and how this amazing young woman has conquered those feelings and now lives to help others fight the battle!

Matt Iseman

From licensed physician to comedian? That’s exactly what Emmy-winning TV host and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Matt Iseman did to pursue his passion. The American Ninja Warrior Co-Host is living his dream of making people laugh all over the world, while playing video games, acting, hosting successful TV shows and trying to win $ for his charity in front of “The Governor” on the hit NBC Show made famous by new President Donald Trump. Iseman shares his love for people, his battle with rheumatoid arthritis, and why he can beat anybody in video games, regardless of the system they have! Enjoy this light-hearted look into living joyfully while pursuing your passions!

Marty Burlsworth

Harrison (Ark) HS All-Sate football player Brandon Burlsworth had dreams of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Labeled as ‘too short’ & ‘too fat’, he received a scholarship….to Arkansas Tech. Determined not to let go of his dream, he became a walk-on at Arkansas with little or no hopes of gaining a scholarship…until he did! With a strong faith, high moral fiber and a dogged determination, Burlsworth earned not only a scholarship, but became an All-American..but that’s not all. He became the 1st player to earned his BS AND Masters’ degrees while still playing for the team, and was drafted in the 3rd round by the Indianapolis Colts! Tragically, just 11 days after the draft, “The Greatest Walk-on ever” to play CFB was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 22. Just released on DVD, the movie “Greater”, starring Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough and Leslie Easterbook gives us the amazing story of a young man who wouldn’t give up, despite insurmountable odds. Join me as I interview the main father figure in his life, an amazing man of love and faith…oh yeah, and football, his older brother Marty Burlsworth.

John Young

Safe Defend

SafeDefend FNDR/CEO Jeff Green and Director of Training Doug Parisi discuss the lack of safety at sporting events, schools, businesses, and how SafeDefend can help protect from a worst-case scenario….

Richard Taite

Cliffside Malibu FNDR/CEO Richard Taite discusses the debate on legalizing pot in every state, pro athletes use, and how it could help save lives in preventing accidental prescription drug overdose deaths.

Joe Theismann

Former Redskins QB & Super Bowl MVP/Champion and broadcaster Joe Theismann shares his thoughts on todays’ NFL & MLB player, his decorated career, life has a successful restaurant owner, and living with strong character and values. One of the best BTN interviews to date, #7 still inspires everyone around him!

Joel Goldberg

Fun & informative interview with Royals broadcaster Joel Goldberg, Joel talks World Series, Chicago Cubs, why everyone wants a winner, and how a young boy never lost sight of his dream of announcing professional sports!!

Danny Clinkscale

Sports Radio 810’s very own Danny Clinkscale discusses his new book titled “Leaving Cancer for the Circus”, a chronicle of his journey from cancer discovery through full remission, all of which happened to coincide with the Royals 2014 play-off run through their 2015 WS Championship.

Alexander Wolff & Doug Glasscock

Former SI Senior writer and author Alexander Wolff talks traveling the globe covering all types of sports, but shares his all time favorite – basketball.

Also joining the show, Ultra Fundraising CEO, Doug Glasscock with an exciting program for sports teams, churches, or any organization to assist in fundraising efforts featuring products people need!

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Les and Kristin brought a very real, heartfelt, life changing and Christ-centered message.  People are still referencing the impact of their ministry here at our church.  I know that God is using them to confront issues in our culture today and bring true transformation.

Brian Ross
Head Pastor, Faith Chapel-Spring Valley, CA

We are celebrating our 33rd year in business here at Heartland Tan….Our 2016 EXPO featured Les Norman, former Kansas City Royal…. Les brought a humorous, thoughtful, and timely message for our customers… a fresh personal perspective from Les was well received-we had numerous compliments!  I really appreciated his related stories in context…..We plan to work again with Les in the future!

Brad Nelson
Co-Owner, Heartland Tanning

I really appreciate this follow up very much. It is difficult to explain how timely and how powerful the marriage conference was.  Your transparency and authority in the Word of God was JUST what I needed.  I appreciate this encouragement and I will definitely keep in touch!

Brandon H.
Conference Attendee

Our men’s TGIW Bible study group was deeply impacted by the raw and real words of Les & Kristin Norman as they shared on “Living Beyond The Masks.” It was especially meaningful to hear both of them communicate the pain, as well as the forgiveness, which they experienced…

Rod Handley
President & Founder, Character That Counts

Thank you for blessing the men of Mission Hills with your message this evening.  I believe hearts were changed and wives and children will reap the blessings of husbands and fathers who came home different men tonight because of the gospel they received tonight…

Gary G.
Men’s BBQ Attendee

“I’ve known Les almost 20 years since our playing days in Cleveland. Les is a man of many gifts… baseball player, teacher, speaker, communicator, motivator, friend, husband, and dad.
A man of character God has used to impact so many.”

Kevin Seitzer
11 yr. MLB Veteran, Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach

Each time I have shared a speaking engagement with Les whether in person or on the radio I have come away with such a great feeling. Les is very professional, adapts to his audience, shares a great passion for his listeners and challenges them to action. Les understands the importance of his faith, family and the influence he has as a former major league player. He has set the priorities for his life and is doing a great job communicating his message to all of us.

Bill Severns
Author "Keepers of the Sandlot"

Today was such a wonderful event – the energy in the room was palpable.  I have received numerous emails this morning and afternoon complimenting CASA on the breakfast – and everyone mentions how touched they were by your story and your support for our organization.  I can’t thank you enough for your heartfelt speech and wonderful endorsement – it made a huge difference today!  Thank you so much for all your help and inspiration – I am so glad that CASA brought you into our circle! It has been a true gift.

Martha Gershun
Executive Director, Jackson County CASA

Les is one of the most effective communicators that I know.  He has the ability to take a difficult or complex subject and break it down into practical information that you can not only understand, but, put into practice right away. Les speaks with conviction, compassion and knowledge.  He balances his subtle humor with a unique sincerity and as a result, his entire audience will come away from their time with Les extremely motivated and personally challenged.

Mike Lusardi
former KC Chiefs & KC Royals Chaplain