KSHE 95, a classic rock radio station in St. Louis, has been a staple in the city for decades. One of the most recognizable voices on the station is John Ulett, who has been a DJ on KSHE since 1976. In addition to his radio career, Ulett has also been the public address announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1983. On February 29, Ulett will be sitting down for a live interview at the Sheldon, where he will share stories, music, and comedy to commemorate his long career at KSHE.

Ulett grew up in Lafayette Square, a neighborhood in St. Louis, and has fond memories of his childhood. However, he also remembers the tumultuous times of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Despite the challenges, Ulett wouldn’t change his upbringing for anything.

As a child, Ulett would sit on his front steps and listen to rock & roll on Top 40 radio, which sparked his love for music. He describes this time as the beginning of the rock & roll era, making it even more special to him.

Ulett’s love for music and radio led him to pursue a career in the industry. He started working at KSHE in 1976 and has been a constant presence on the station ever since. In 1983, he also became the public address announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals, a role he still holds today.

Ulett’s dedication to both KSHE and the Cardinals has made him a beloved figure in St. Louis. He has witnessed the city’s undying love for classic rock and the Cardinals, and has been a unifying voice for both worlds.

Now 67 years old, Ulett is starting to scale back his work at KSHE after 47 years with the station. He spends his winters in Arizona, where his daughter recently welcomed his first grandchild. Despite slowing down, Ulett’s energy and passion for his work remain as strong as ever.

On February 29, Ulett will be sharing stories from his long career at KSHE and the Cardinals at the Sheldon. The event, titled “Life, Death & Other Scary Things: An Evening with John Ulett,” promises to be a night of entertainment and celebration of Ulett’s contributions to the St. Louis community. 

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