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The Morning Shag

Weekdays 5:30AM – 10AM

Regular Bits:

Top of the Hour Shower Thoughts: Morning epiphanies from the shower. Nothing dirty, more enlightening.

WTF News: Headlines from the weird… mostly Florida. At 6:45a & 8:45a.

Fantasy Life Draft: Just like a Fantasy Football Draft, except we draft from different categories. Example: Best Morgan Freeman Movies, Best Candy, Best Superheroes. Every Thursday at 8:05a.

The Morning Shag All Request Hour: Tell us what you want to hear and we’ll play it during the 9a hour. 1 (800) 455-1967 call or text!

Just Say Yes!: The easiest game we have at KCMQ! Shags and Trevor will ask caller 7 four questions. All they have to do to win is ‘Just Say Yes’. The only thing is, you may not want to…


Who Is ‘Penis & Beer Robert’?

“Penis & Beer Robert” is a loyal listener who made a mistake that will forever follow him. On our show, we asked the question, “What’s your guilty pleasure?” When P&BR called up he said “Penis & Beer”. The fact that he meant to say “Peanuts & Beer” was irrelevant to Shags and Trevor and continue to use the moniker to this day.

In 2017, the listeners of The Morning Shag voted Penis & Beer Robert “Man of the Year” (a fake award).

He is also the inspiration of the irregular feature “The Penis & Beer Poetry Corner”.

He lives in Lebenon, Mo, and calls us up multiple times a day. He’s show ‘no fear’ in cracking open a fresh beer loud enough for us to hear on the phone (yes in the morning), and brings a unique perspective to the stories we talk about.

His favorite pastimes include: mowing his yard, visiting Ha Ha Tonka State Park, eating at Big Daddy’s Truck Stop, and making whipping noises at Trevor.


Shags’ Bio:

Name:  Nathan “Shags” McLeod

Place of Birth: I was born a tree huggin’ hippie in Clatskanie, Oregon.

Favorite Artists: System of a Down, The Black Keys, CCR, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Steve Miller Band, Soggy Bottom Boys, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Chevelle, Shamans Harvest

Favorite Sports Team:  1. St. Louis Cardinals 2. Oregon Ducks 3. My fantasy football team each year 4. Missouri Tigers (at least you made the top 5) 5. Kansas City Chiefs

Movies: The Big Lebowski, House of 1,000 Corpses, Devils Rejects, Beer League, Grandmas Boy, Rounders, Martyrs

Things that are awesome:  Bigfoot sightings, boobs, farting on airplanes, Jim Edmonds, fishing, hippies, photography, live music, wedding reception black outs, cage fighting, NFL

Things that suck: The Cubs, Kansas, Albert Pujols, Nickelback, Fred Durst, Tom Cruise, hippies, popped collars, pasties, WA, sea donkeys, (your) kids, NBA

How long I’ve been in radio:  Roughly 10 years but I only really remember parts of 2…

E-Mail Shags at: shags@zrgmail.com

Trevor’s  Bio:

What do you do at KCMQ? Babysit Shags and try to bring a level head to the conversations he brings up.

Where do you hail from? Ballwin, Mo.

What would you be doing if not in radio? I’ve always said I would either be a rock front man or a game show host.

What is the one thing we need to know about you? I’m a nerd, an “old man trapped in a young man’s body”, and am lactose intolerant. I also love CCR, hate tequila, am not an alien, or a serial killer despite Shags trying to convince all of Mid Missouri otherwise.

Hobbies? Riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, hunting, being around good friends and cold beers.

Favorite Movie? I’ve always hated this question. It’s like asking what your favorite song is. It’s impossible to answer!

Best advice you have ever received? At the end of every class, my history teacher in high school would say, “Don’t get caught”. One day we asked him why he said that. He explained that since we were teenagers, it was natural that we were going to do stupid things. It’s a part of growing up. No need for you to get in trouble over something that is natural. That has always stuck with me, even into adulthood.

Favorite artists: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles, Boston, The Guess Who, Queen, Bob Seger, Rush, and The Who, among others.

Favorite Sport: Dodgeball

Why did you get into Radio? Growing up, I always enjoyed making people laugh and feel better. I would crack jokes with friends and strangers alike just to make people smile and go about their day in a better mood. I found that in radio, I could do that on a massive scale. The best compliment I get is when people come up to me and tell me that they had a crappy morning, and we turned it around for them. That’s why I get up before the sun, and why I have the bedtime of a 9 year-old.


  1. jimmy thomson

    an idea.. i have listened to music all my life.. all kinds of music..my first concert was rush 2112 .. i was 8 yrs old..am 48 now and still love the old stuff .. but love even more the new crop of rockers payin there dues in the bars.. that is how shamans harvest started out in Jefferson city. i understand the logistics and money involved..is there anyway.. to get a “voice” type of thing for central mo..or just mo in general.. idea is something at blue note.. have audition tapes..no vids allowed..maybe have shaman as a guest judge..just an idea..if not that.. maybe a voice to promote female bands or vocalist in the rock genera. i think mid mo needs something to re-energize the the rock scene in mid mo

  2. Hey guys,

    I live in Columbia but am a high-school teacher up north and driving into work today heard your discussion about creepiest things you’d heard kids say, and what caught my attention was the reference to “I can smell your fear.” This is something of a coincidence, but a few years back one of my novels came out with the tagline, “They can smell your fear.” The title of the book is “The Litter” and it was released by a small publisher out of Pennsylvania.

    When I heard you discussing a similar line today, I had the urge to reach out. If by chance you’d be interested in checking out a book that talks about kids smelling fear, or something kind of similar, please drop me a line and I’d be glad to send you a complimentary copy. I can send either a print version, or one compatible with Kindle or Nook. Or, if you like to read on tablet, I could send a PDF.

    Kevin Doyle/ P.S. I’m sure you get all sorts of solicitations, so will entirely understand if you wish to skip this one.

  3. Hey Jimmy,

    Interesting idea. We’ll keep it in mind. Thanks!

  4. How weird. If you’d like to send us a copy we’ll give it a read. Thanks for listening!

  5. I think the worst flavor combo for ice cream is liver and onions.

  6. I dont know where to start 1st off thank you both for being you and helping me get through a rough transition in my life . I just moved to columbia from a town of 350 and hour and a half north moved away from my kids grandbabies and my best friend and my nana that raised me I am home alone all day while my fiance works and you guys and your humor and jokes help me alot. I was once told you never know who may need to hear your voice or see your smile cause everyone is going through something and your voices and jokes always make me smile THANK YOU SINCERELY

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