Thousands of dollars raised for Backstoppers during live “The Morning After” broadcast

Students at Sperreng Middle School in south St. Louis County help gather donations for Backstoppers.

Thousands of dollars in donations were made as The Ryan Kelley Morning After and The Hollywood Casino Press Box broadcasted live from Lindbergh School District’s Sperreng Middle School Wednesday in honor of the memory of St. Louis County Police Office Blake Snyder, who was killed while responding to a disturbance call October 6.

Photos: “TMA” broadcast raises thousands for family of Officer Snyder

Dozens of The Morning After listeners, including the title sponsor Ryan Kelly (who donated $1,000), stopped by during the broadcast to donate to The Backstoppers, an organization that will provide financial assistance to Snyder’s family. A multitude of vehicles also drove through simply to donate as students at Sperreng helped gather money.

Several thousand dollars were also donated through the insideSTL PayPal account.14633185_10153840591807601_1178342033022407551_o

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Roughly $26,000 was raised for The BackStoppers throughout the day.

“On behalf of the show, the station, and everyone involved today, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity in supporting this cause and raising $26,000 for The Backstoppers in honor of the memory of Officer Blake Snyder,” said 590 The Fan President/CEO Tim McKernan.

The live broadcast came to fruition when someone affiliated with Sperreng Middle School reached out to The Morning After co-host Doug Vaughn, also a sports anchor at St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV-TV.

Those who would like to donate can still do so by sending money via PayPal to (or by clicking the button below) or by mailing a check made out to “Backstoppers” to the 590 The Fan business offices, located at 1300 Hampton Avenue, Suite 106, St. Louis, MO, 63139.