The Drive with Lon Tay & Derek Piper

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5/20/22 Full Show: Illinois Athletics; Cardinals Baseball; Goodbye Urbana

The guys talk about Josh Whitman's extension as Illinois Athletic Director, as well as how Kofi is doing in the NBA Combine, and Cardinals baseball talk. Later, they say their goodbyes to the Urbana radio station, as they will move to Philo.

05/19/22 Hour 2: Cardinals call up Gorman & Liberatore; Can Illinois add Matthew Mayer AND Pete Nance?

Derek and guest co-host Joey Wagner discuss the Cardinals' decision to call up Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore following Thursday's loss in New York. Later, the guys chat about the Illini basketball roster and whether Brad Underwood should try to add both Matthew Mayer and Pete Nance.

05/19/22 Hour 1: Kofi plays 5-on-5 at the NBA Draft Combine; Jason Patt (Blog a Bull) on Ayo Dosunmu’s All-Rookie Team selection

Derek and guest co-host Joey Wagner discuss Kofi Cockburn's showing at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday. Later, the guys are joined by Jason Patt of to talk about Ayo Dosunmu being named to the NBA's All-Rookie second team.

05/16/22 Hour 2: Matt Silich Joins the Show (Previewing Conf Finals); More Chester Frazier Audio

Lon and Derek are joined by Matt Silich to preview Mavericks-Warriors and Celtics-Heat, and who he thinks is winning the NBA Title. Later, more audio from Illini assistant coach Chester Frazier.

05/16/22 Hour 1: Recapping the NBA/NHL Weekend (Suns, Flames, Celtics); Chester Frazier Audio

Lon and Derek recap a crazy weekend of both NBA and NHL Game 7s, including the Suns' shocking loss to the Mavs. Later, hear audio from Illini assistant coach Chester Frazier.

05/13/22 Full Show: Blues beat the Wild; Sixers get bounced; This or That: MLB Edition

Lon and Derek discuss the Blues winning their opening round series against the Wild, the Sixers losing their second round series to the Heat, and some MLB topics during This Or That with Trevor.

05/12/22 Hour 2: Recapping NBA/NHL Playoffs Thus Far; When is it Nolan Gorman Time?

Lon and Derek talk about the Sixers' chances of coming back against the Heat, as well as the Suns-Mavs series, before discussing when it's time for Nolan Gorman to be called up.

05/12/22 Hour 1: Cardinals lose 2 of 3 to the Orioles; Kris Detmers (Reid’s Dad) on the No-No

Lon and Derek discuss the Cardinals' struggles against the Orioles and Pujols' playing time. Later, the guys are joined by Kris Detmers, former major leaguer and father of Reid Detmers, who threw a no-hitter for the Angels this week.

05/11/22 Hour 2: Rich Strike’s Massive Upset, Lance Speaker (Farmer City Raceway)

Lon and Derek discuss Rich Strike's massive upset win in the Kentucky Derby. Later, the guys chat with Lance Speaker from Farmer City Raceway.

05/11/22 Hour 1: We’re Back! Recapping with Arizona Tay and Papa Piper; Illinois Basketball Talk

Lon and Derek make their triumphant return, discussing both Derek's new baby and Lon's trip to Arizona, plus catching up on all the latest Illinois basketball news.

05/06/22 Hour 2: Kentucky Derby Talk w/ Chris Block; Who Ya Got w/ Hans Dee

Chris Block joins the guys to discuss the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Later, Hans hosts 'Who Ya Got' where the guys give their predictions for this weekend's games, including NBA, MLB, and Illini athletics.

05/06/22 Hour 1: Paul DeJong’s Struggles; Graduation Memories; Oli Marmol Audio

It's Friday! The guys discuss what they're doing during graduation week, like  wearing sandals at the grad ceremony and crashing parties. Later, they go in depth on the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/05/22 Hour 1: Nolan Gorman coming soon?, Jack Keffer (Memphis Redbirds PBP Voice)

Lon and Trevor discuss when the Cardinals should pull the trigger on calling up Nolan Gorman, and then chat more Cardinals with the play-by-play voice of their Triple-A affiliate, Jack Keffer.

05/04/22 Hour 2: Clint Howard & Sam Knox (Continued); Next Question: MLB Edition

Lon continues to discuss the state of officiating/umpiring with Clint Howard and Sam Knox, and then plays another round of Next Question: MLB Edition with Trevor to close out the show.

05/04/22 Hour 1: Nolan Gorman continues to rake in Memphis; Clint Howard & Sam Knox (Umpires)

Lon and Trevor discuss when it will be time for the Cardinals to call up Nolan Gorman, who leads all of baseball in home runs at Memphis. Later, Lon is joined in-studio by Clint Howard and Sam Knox, two IHSA officials who detail what it takes to be an umpire/referee.

05/03/22 Hour 2: Tommy Kuhl Joins the Show!; Previewing Men’s and Women’s Golf Postseasons

It's a golf power hour chatting with Illini golfer Tommy Kuhl and then previewing the men's and women's golf NCAA tournaments.

05/03/22 Hour 1: Blues Win; Lon Continues to be Weird; Brad Underwood on Terrence Shannon Jr

Lon and Trevor talk about a variety of different topics in the opening segment, and then play Brad Underwood audio on Terrence Shannon Jr.

05/02/22 Hour 2: DeAndre Hopkins Suspended (Lon Rants); Dain Dainja & Luke Goode Audio

Lon and Trevor discuss the NFL news of the day-- DeAndre Hopkins being suspended 6 games for PED use. Later, the guys talk about expectations for Dain Dainja, and hear from Dainja along with Luke Goode.

05/02/22 Hour 1: Illini NFL Draft Recap; Derek Piper Joins the Show! (Fatherhood, Terrence Shannon and more)

Lon and Trevor recap which Illini players were drafted in the NFL Draft, and then are joined by the new dad on the block, Derek Piper, who talks about his new baby, Terrence Shannon Jr's commitment and the transfer portal.

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