Bill Pollock has been with Learfield Communications since December of 2001. He most recently, took over as Sports Director for the Missourinet in August of 2007. Prior to joining the Missourinet, Bill worked for Learfield Sports for six years where he oversaw affiliate relations for radio stations on some of the top college football and basketball Radio Networks in the country, including The University of North Carolina, Oklahoma University, and The University of Iowa. Bill also worked in radio sales in Jefferson City, MO and was a program director and morning show host for KTXY in Columbia, MO in the late 90’s prior to joining Learfield Communications.
Bill and his wife Deanne have two children, Ryan and Allyson. In his spare time, Bill likes to coach baseball and softball. Bill was born and raised in Chicago and while he promises to never mention this fact on the air, he is in fact a lifelong Cubs fan.
Mike Lear joined Missourinet in June of 2011. He spent the previous 13 years at his hometown radio stations in Moberly, MO. Beginning as a programmer, he worked his way up to Farm Director and later was named News Director for KWIX and KRES (legendary stations in central Missouri). He has spent extensive time reporting state and national news and politics from a “local angle.” His days in local radio have also made him somewhat of an expert on covering severe weather. Outside of work, Mike dabbles in music, playing guitar, singing and writing for a rock band and is a youth softball coach.
Alisa Nelson joined Missourinet in Spring 2015. Prior to working for Missourinet, she was an anchor/reporter for one of Learfield’s affiliate stations, 1400 KLIN in Lincoln, Nebraska. Alisa held that position for five years. Prior to working in the newsroom there, she was a DJ on the FM stations, B107.3, Froggy 98 and KOOL 105.3. I also helped with traffic reports and airing various sporting events. She also worked as an afternoon host at affiliate station KSIB AM/FM in Creston, Iowa.
Alisa grew up in southwest Iowa. She lived in Lincoln for 15 years which is where she earned her status as a Husker football fanatic. She’s also a huge Major League Baseball fan, with my #1 allegiance going to the Milwaukee Brewers. Alisa and her husband Doug are proud parents to a 10-year-old yellow Labrador named Bo.
Bill Wise has been with Learfield since April of 2014. He comes to Missourinet with more than 30 years of radio and media experience. Prior to joining Missourinet, as an anchor, he spent the last 25 years as affiliate relations manager for All Star Radio Networks based in St. Louis. He managed a network of over 400 radio stations and handled affiliate promotions and media buys for the Blue Man Group 2006 “How to be a Megastar” tour. Bill, and his wife of 33 years, Keely have 2 grown children. In his spare time, Bill enjoys playing guitar at church, giving guitar lessons at the local boys and girls club, fly fishing, fly tying, kayaking, cycling and gardening.