Start your mornings off with "The Morning Honky Tonk" on Classic Country 980 KSGM from 6am to 10am.

Lifelong Chester native Brian "Gritty" Snider is your host, playing the greatest country hits of all time and taking those requests too at (618) 615-4701.

Veteran KSGM News Director Don Pritchard has River Region news, sports, weather and community calendar. Don has news at the top of each hour, 6am to 9am, River Region sports at 6:20, 7:20 and 8:20 along with the community calendar, sponsored by Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, at 6:40 and 7:40.

The Morning Honky Tonk features the biggest country songs and artists from the 60s, 70's, 80's and 90's. We play songs that most country stations have stopped playing – but listeners still want to hear.

Listen for the latest River Region Weather Forecasts each weekday morning at 6:25, 7:25, 8:25 and 9:25 sponsored by Korando Heating and Cooling in Chester, IL.

The Jukebox Classic at 7:10am is Driven by Riess Ford in Marissa, IL. The Jukebox Classic features a different classic country song each weekday mornings and has some history behind the song selected.

Find out which celebrity is celebrating a birthday at 7:20am. Celebrity Birthdays is sponsored by the Gwin Senior Apartment Complex in the heart of Chester.

This Day in Country Music hits the airwaves at 7:40am. TDCM is a look back at the bigger stories on a particular day in country music history. This Day in Country Music is sponsored by Keeton's Landscaping in Chester.

The morning's Business Headlines airs at 7:55am. Get a look at the day's top business stories before the opening bell.

Find out what's going on in Hollywood with The Hollywood Minute at 8:20am.

Stay up to date with the St. Louis Cardinals each morning with the Redbird Recap at 9:40am, sponsored by Chester Chrysler Center.

Here are the list of advertisers on The Morning Honky Tonk, in alphabetical order...

Blackwell Motors - Farmington and Bonne Terre, MO
Chester Chrysler Center
Flieg's Equipment - Ste. Genevieve and Leadington
Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey and Gremmels Law Office
Gilster Mary Lee
Gwin Senior Apartments in Chester
Keller's in Perryville
Keeton's Landscaping in Chester
Korando Heating and Cooling
Midwest RV
Riess Ford in Marissa, IL
Riverview at the Park - Ste. Genevieve
Rozier's
Stone Park Resort and Ampitheater

Below is a sample hour of music from The Morning Honky Tonk

Tall Dark Stranger Buck Owens
If You're Thinking, You Want a Stranger    George Strait
I'm No Stranger to the Rain Keith Whitley
Red Roses from the Blue Side of Town George Morgan
Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette
Set'em Up Joe Vern Gosdin
By The Time I Get To Phoenix Glen Campbell
Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile David Allen Coe
Bandy the Rodeo Clown Moe Bandy
El Paso Marty Robbins
I'd Love to Lay You Down Conway Twitty
Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton
Finally Friday George Jones

Contact a Donze Communication sales representative to advertise on The Morning Honky Tonk at (573) 547-8005 for as little as $10 a weekday.