Smash & Twist
Smash & Twist is a weekday show about what men like to talk about. We’ll log into and proceed to discourse, converse, chat, dwell and touch in with and speak on/from the culture of man-mindedness. We’ll rock discussions on entertainment, life, love, recreation, sports, fathering, dating, marriage, divorce, partying…we will cover ALL of men’s issues and interests…including, of course, the focal point known as Women! Men’s thinking will be better understood and appreciated with the Smash & Twist “Twist.” Men will dig it because we’re talking what they’re thinking. Women will dig it because of the opportunity to “learn the secrets” by listening in while also having the shot to call in and opinionate! Smash & Twist are a couple of blue-collar guys with a vast life’s experience between them who love to entertain…Monday through Fridays…3pm to 6pm on 590 The Man.
It started in 1967 with his first band, "Frenchie & the Oui-Ouis." From there it went on to "Roadmaster" and a major label recording contract. Then came touring and perfroming with the great bands of the day like REO Speedwagon, Bob Seger, Average White Band, Cheap Trick, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, Edgar Winter, BTO and more.
Transitioning to radio in 1977, he worked for some of America's great stations in Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and the Gateway City.
As a VJ, his "Guns & Roses Studio Teardown" interview during his time hosting "Headbanger's Ball" has been designated No. 36 among "The Top 40 Greatest Moments in MTV History."
Smash has been entertaining St. Louis for 26 years. He is known for his radio and TV style and on-air presence. From his early days at KSHE-95 to "Smash Around Town" on FOX 2 News; to his endorsement commercials for business clients like "The Christian Hospital Diabetes Institute," "Johnny Mac's," "Weber Chevrolet" and "Ted's Harley Davidson;" Smash's show-biz delivery has impacted the St. Louis area so much that everyone's "Smash...Smash...diggin' the Smash."
"Smash Band," through their sports, civic, corporate, wedding events...and especially during their time as "The Official Cardinals Pre-Game and Rams Tailgate Party Band"...has come to be known as the premier events band in St. Louis. "Smash Band...Bringing the Party!"
The giving of time and effort with all of his charitable fundraising associations, especially in the fight against diabetes and in support of and for our armed forces have endeared him to people of this area.
And now, it's Smash joining St. Louis Blues hockey great, Tony Twist for "Smash & Twist," 3 to 6 PM, afternoons on "590 The Man." It's male lifestyle talk with a "twist"...which makes the show a "Smash!"
While he was never considered to be the undeniable toughest man in hockey like Bob Probert or John Feguson before him, Tony Twist was reputed to be the heaviest puncher of his time. However, an offseason motorcycle accident in 1999 would mean that Twist would miss the following season and end his career. The 31-year-old left wing was hurt Aug. 9, 1999 when his motorcycle rammed a car that cut him off. Twist was flipped off the bike and landed several feet away, feet first. Police say that a normal human being would have been injured much more severely than Twist was, and credited Twist's incredible strength and tree-trunk-like legs with limiting the blow somewhat. Twist initially vowed to return to hockey, but that never happened. It was as a youth he learned he actually enjoyed fighting, not a trait shared by all NHL tough guys. Twist prepared for each game (right through his NHL career) by punching a concrete floor for 15 minutes. He did this to condition his knuckles for what laid ahead. "Twister" became a very popular player in St. Louis. His charity and community work have as much passion as hockey or motorcycles.