Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel features exclusive interviews with heroes and winners from all walks of life, who fought enormous odds to succeed.
Hosted by Jerry Schemmel, popular major market sports broadcaster for nearly three decades, and survivor of the crash of UA Flight 232 in Sioux City, IA in 1989.
Listeners and Advertisers love Amazing Americans! It’s an uplifting, refreshing break from today’s negative news and divisive politics.
Jerry Schemmel does a masterful job week after week in delivering an entertaining, positive, family-friendly program that showcases radio at its best for your station!
Amazing Americans with Jerry Schemmel is heard on a growing roster of affiliates including WIBC, Indianapolis; KDFD, Denver; WOWO, Ft. Wayne; KSCS, Charleston, and more than 80 great American radio stations of all formats.
About the Host
In addition to being the creator and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Amazing Americans, Jerry Schemmel is also a very busy Brodcaster, Author, and Motivational Speaker.
Jerry is currently a radio play-by-play announcer for the Colorado Rockies, on flagship radio station, KOA, in Denver.
He is also the radio voice of the University of Northern Colorado Basketball.
Prior to the announcing Rockies games, Schemmel spent 20 seasons broadcasting radio and television in the NBA, two years for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the last 18 with the Denver Nuggets.
Plane Crash Survivor
Schemmel is a survivor of United Airlines Flight 232 that crashed in Sioux City, IA on July 19, 1989. The crash took the lives of 112 people.
Schemmel is the author of two books. Chosen To Live was published in 1996 and chronicles his experience in surviving UA Flight 232. The Extravagant Gift was published in 2009 and is an evangelical outreach booklet.
In 2015, Schemmel, as part of a two person relay team, won the Race Across America. A documentary about the event, Godspeed, was released in 2018. He also holds the age group record for the Colorado Crossing, a 468 mile race across the state of Colorado.
In 2021, he attempted the Race Across America, as a solo racer, but was forced to withdraw from the race on Day 2, with heat stroke.
Schemmel is available as a motivational speaker, year round. He tells of his survival of UA Flight 232 and life lessons from it. Titles of his talks include "Catching A Second Wind," "Chosen To Live," "Tragedy To Triumph," and "Just Keep Moving."