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Morning Mayhem with The Alpha Males

Weekdays 6AM-10AM

Morning Mayhem with The Alpha Males is a show with just two dudes sitting on bar stools drinking a cold beer talking about sports, chicks, cars, music, politics, TV and entertainment just to name a few. Brian McKenna & Jeff Burton will bring their swashbuckling attitudes and disturbing minds to 590 The Man weekdays 6a-10a on 590 The Man. Its organized chaos and nothing but the NAKED TRUTH!!


Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna has been bringing his humorous, swashbuckling style of broadcasting to the St. Louis airwaves since 1994. He began his radio career as an intern at KASP, St. Louis’ first all-sports station. In 1995, he co-hosted The Casino Queen Sports Grill weekday afternoons with KPLR Sports Director Rich Gould on 590 The Fan KFNS. Brian also worked as a reporter for Fox Sports News covering the Cardinals and the Blues. In 2000, McKenna became the newest member of The Breakfast Club with JC Corcoran on KLOU 103.3 FM. While at KLOU, he was as an analyst for the St. Louis Rams Radio Network pre/post game shows. Always the innovator, never the duplicator, he and Joe DeNiro introduced “Guy Talk” radio to the St. Louis market in the fall of 2003 with Midday Mayhem on 1380 The Team. Brian was also the host and producer of the “Rams Pregame Report” on KDNL ABC30 from 2001-2004. Brian recently hosted “Mayhem in the AM” at 590 The Fan KFNS and “Afternoon Mayhem” on 1380 The Fan2. He has written comedy for Joe Buck, been a guest on Oprah and appeared in an NBC mini-series. He received a Marketing Degree from Southeast Missouri State University. 

Brian is a former Personal Trainer and a fitness freak.  His passions are working out and surfing. Brian has been involved with many local charities and organizations including: Nurses for Newborns, American Cancer Society, National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters to name a few. McKenna is one of 10 children and has 72 nieces and nephews. Brian resides in St. Louis Hills.

Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton was born and raised in Fenton, MO and attended Vianney, Eureka and Lindbergh High Schools.  He got a start in radio in Springfield, MO in 1986 and then came to St. Louis three months after 105.7 The Point came on the air where he hosted the Jeff, Trish and Thom Show until The Point was sold to Emmis. After 11 months on Red@ 104.9 Burton was reunited with Thom West for the afternoons on The Point where they remained as the No. 1 noon show in St. Louis for nearly seven straight years. Jeff had several broadcast opportunities outside the country that include Sydney for the 2000 Olympics and Dublin, Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day.  Later in 2011, Thom and Jeff started doing podcasts at thethomandjeffshow.com and on iTunes. Jeff helped launch internet radio in St. Louis via talkstl.com. In Jeff’s free time, he enjoys letting the wind hit his face riding a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard. Jeff resides in Eureka with Juli and their two daughters, Abby and Casey.


Morning Mayhem Blog


When Did People Stop Caring?

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By Jeff Burton


It was 1983, the year I first showed my individual side by getting my ear pierced ... like everyone else I hung out with. We wanted to push the envelope. We were testing the boundaries of childhood. I for one was testing my dad's patience along with several faculty members at Vianney High School.

The school's stance was NO EARRINGS. I didn't care about the no-earrings policy, kinda like I didn't care about the do homework and don't fall asleep in Spanish class policies. My dad's policy was "holy crap am I really buying my son earrings for Christmas?”

For background, my dad was a sheet metal worker, Local 36. Bought only American cars ... (1985 I buy my first car by myself. "Dad, I bought a car." "Yeah, what you get?"

“An 82 Datsun B510.” “Congrats son, just don't park it in MY driveway!”

I wanted to give you that background because those instances along with more I could tell you about my upbringing will make what follows seem a bit hypocritical.

When did people stop caring about how they look? When did people stop caring about the impression they leave on others? I understand the "I'm like this if you don't like it then don't look." But let's take a look at www.peopleofwalmart.com. I am here to suggest you never want to be on that site. As you peruse the site as I know you will, notice you can pick a state and look at the hot messes in a Walmart anywhere in the U.S. Question: Is this a good thing that we have this site? Is it good that it has ads on it? Meaning someone bought ad space on a website about how bad people dress before going to Walmart!

Sometimes it's not about what you are wearing but what you are not wearing that floors me as well. I was in a local Mexican restaurant not too long ago. As I was waiting for my takeout order, a family came in. Mom and Dad and three kids. Two daughters probably 12 and 14 years old and a son probably five-ish. The two girls looked as though they just played soccer or another outside sport as they were still in uniform. I noticed the two girls had no shoes on. Socks yes, but no shoes.

The greeter said hello and sat them without batting an eye! No shoes on! In a flippin' busy Mexican joint around dinner time! Did he not see the no-shoes situation that I saw? Or more likely he didn't care because it was a table of five that will probably spend $40-plus.

When I was playing sports growing up, I brought flip flops to slide on after the game. They were comfortable and I wasn't breaking a health code if we stopped at Ponderosa or someplace after the game.

Do people still buy irons? Do people still use irons? I iron my shirt and jeans or shorts (oh crap don't get me started on jorts) every day. Always have, always will. I cannot control the fact that I have a face for radio but I can control the wrinkles in my shirt, how my body smells and how my hair looks.

It's not going to end the threat of terrorism or cure poverty or rid the world of racism and homophobia, but if you just start to care just a little more about yourself before you leave the house each day me and all the other old hypocrites might not laugh at you as much ... and get off my damn lawn.
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