A show about sports... mostly.
On August 15, 2011, Query & Schultz aired for the first time on WNDE in Indianapolis.
At first, we didn’t really know what to expect, having never met each other until an introductory dinner with our bosses three days before the show’s on-air debut. Jake had mostly been a television guy – having spent most of his career at RTV6 (Indianapolis) and Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis) – and his only radio show hosting experience was a stint at WIBC (Indianapolis), which came before, during, and after the 2008 Presidential election. Meanwhile, I had plenty of show hosting experience, but I’m not sure how many people actually heard any of it. After a string of internships, I had spent six years at WXLW, a former ESPN Radio affiliate, but a station with a signal that couldn’t even reach the entire metro area.
Regardless, we made it work for nearly 8 1/2 years, covering everything from Peyton Manning’s neck surgery and emotional exit in our first year to Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement in what ended up being our last year. Unfortunately, iHeart Media’s Reduction in Force came in early 2020, cutting 1,000+ jobs nationwide. Talk and sports stations in mid-sized markets were especially affected and our number was finally called, as Jake likes to say. After sitting out a lengthy non-compete, we decided to relaunch the show with ISC Sports Network, and that’s why, presumably, you’re reading this right now! Thanks for coming to QueryandSchultz.com and for watching, listening, and supporting the “new” show. We really appreciate it!
Jake & Derek