One of St. Louis’ most-recognizable people, JC has been a successful radio and television personality, columnist, local Emmy winner, author and father.
Corcoran arrived in The Gateway City in 1984, and things haven’t been the same since.
It's hard to name a celebrity JC hasn't interviewed, a topic to which he hasn't added his unique perspective or a charity that hasn't benefited from exposure on his show. Avid listeners recall "The Showgram's" live broadcasts from the annual Cubs-Cards weekends in Chicago (including the first-ever night game at Wrigley Field), from Moscow during the 1990 May Day festivities, and from locations like Phoenix, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Hawaii, Disney World in Orlando, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Mexico, as well as from the 1985 World Series games in Kansas City, the 1987 World Series in Minneapolis and the 2006 World Series in Detroit.
In keeping with his strong music presence, JC also has broadcast memorable shows from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Grammys in New York and Hollywood and the famed Abbey Road Studios in London.
In 2001 JC was honored at the St. Louis "Air Awards" with the prestigious March of Dimes "Lifetime Achievement Award," and he still maintains a close relationship with the Salvation Army, having raised over a quarter-million dollars and over fifty tons of food via the "Food and Cash Salvation Bash,” the "Cans Film Festival” and other projects.
In 2008 Corcoran was named Media Person of the Year by the St. Louis Restaurant Association. JC's books, "Twenty Years of JC...The Man, The Legend, The Lawsuit" and "Real Life Stories of JC and The Breakfast Club or Twenty Minutes in the Dark with Madonna" were area best-sellers for Virginia Publishing.
In 1998, JC learned his annual home-opener baseball radio special was added to the archives of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
In 1995 and again in 2009 he had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinal game at Busch Stadium.
Whether it’s his memorable interviews with stars like Tom Hanks, Oprah and David Letterman, one-on-ones with sports figures like Mike Matheny, Tony LaRussa and Terry Bradshaw, entertaining segments with regular guests like Bob Costas, or bizarrely funny bits like the birthday break-in at St. Louis newsman Mike Bush’s house, it seems everyone has a favorite JC Corcoran moment.
Now, JC takes over the new “Classic Rock 93.1 KBDZ” 6-to-9 am slot with “The Morning Showgram,” playing 100%, pure classic rock, complete with a massive, 50,000-watt signal covering the majority of the St. Louis metro, and pushing as far as Cape Girardeau to the south, across southwestern Missouri, and well into southwestern Illinois.
Welcome to the new “Classic Rock 93.1 KBDZ.”