The Sports Council

Jamie Council is one of the most knowledgeable and recognizable sports media personalities in the Tri-Cities, and she’s on 1340ESPN! Now with her new local sports magazine program….THE SPORTS COUNCIL! Thursdays at 11:30AM on the Tri-Cities Leader In Sports.

The Sports Council is a Washington-based show focused on sports in the Pacific Northwest. 

Jamie will give you some of the more unique sports stories in the PNW. With a personality shaped by sports, and a professional background of traditional sports media, Jamie found that the stories she was most passionate about covering were the ones that might not otherwise be told of the good surrounding the greatness of the sports world.

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best hiking, the wine world’s hidden secret, and a mecca for sports. The Sports Council hopes to find the traditional and non-traditional sports stories in the back yard of those in the upper-left USA to show the passion that lies behind the dedication of the sports world.

Catch the show Thursdays at 11:30AM live on 1340ESPN, on-demand at, whereever you get your podcasts by searching for the “Sports Council”, or now also available via YouTube.

The Sports Council — April 25 (Columbia Basin Youth Football is Washington’s largest youth football league. The non-profit organization is working to eliminate the cost barrier for youth in the community to participate. Jamie Council catches up with representatives Jamie Weber, Jeff Kinne, and Terran Brown)

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The Sports Council — March 28 (The 55th Annual Apple Cup will be held on April 6th and April 7th at the Tri-City Raceway in West Richland. Alongside Greg Walden of the RMEC and 16-year-old driver Danica Dart, Jamie Council previews the event at the fastest half mile track this side of the Mississippi)

The Sports Council — March 21 (Bass fishing in Washington is a growing sport. Jamie Council talks with Tony Steiner, President of the Washington State Bass Federation about the opportunities in Tri-Cities and around the state)

The Sports Council — March 14 (It might be March Madness, but high school spring seasons are underway. Jamie Council catches up with the defending 2B baseball state champions, Tri-Cities Prep head coach Jason Jarrett about the upcoming high school season, his baseball podcast, and an upcoming summer baseball league in the area)

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The Sports Council — March 7 (The Columbia Basin College women are ranked first in the Eastern Conference of the Northwest Athletic Conference. The Hawks start their quest for an NWAC championship on Saturday at the NWAC tournament held in Pasco. Jamie Council catches us with head coach Amy Sokaitis)

The Sports Council — February 29 (The 2024 Hardwood Classic is taking place across the state. Jamie Council highlights the action from across the state alongside high school veteran broadcasters of Foxx Kreider and Danny DeBock)

The Sports Council — February 22 (Davis girls basketball come into the state tournament as the #5 seed in 4A. We catch up with Akil White after the Pirates claimed the District 6 Championship. Here is the 4A Girls Bracket)

The Sports Council — February 15 (Manny Plata took over a three-peat state title wrestling program in the Chiawana Riverhawks. Plata led the Riverhawks to a state title in his first year with the program to make it four in a row. Plata and Chiawana are preparing for the Mat Classic this weekend)

The Sports Council — February 8 (The Richland boys basketball team have been the conference champions for the past three years. This season, they went 16-0 in MCC play. Starting district play tonight, the Bombers are looking for their first district title since 2016 and want to return to the dome. Here is the District 8 TMT bracket)

The Sports Council — January 25 (Joddie Gleason was named to the watchlist to the Mid-Major Coach of the Year. The Eastern Women’s Head Coach has helped her team to a 5-0 start in Big Sky play and a record-setting 9 game win streak)

The Sports Council — January 18 (The Wenatchee Bighorns are entering their second season in the TBL. With professional basketball back in Eastern Washington, the Bighorns are looking to recruit local talent including East Valley’s Brandon Porter as well as Gavin Long from SPU as well as top talent around the country. Jamie Council sits down with CEO Anthony Williams)

The Sports Council — January 11 (Pasco native Summer Yates has dominated the pitch at every level: club, high school with Chiawana, and college with the University of Washington. Now, she’s tackling the next cheeky task of the NWSL with the Orlando Pride and her childhood idol. Jamie Council catches up with Yates during her off-season training)

The Sports Council — January 4 (Lane Schumacher has a 71% winning percentage and has been at the head of Kamiakin girls’ basketball for over a decade. He recently celebrated his 200th win. The Braves are defending MCC champions. Jamie Council catches up with Schumacher and seniors Mia Howard and Nicole Wertenberger)

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The Sports Council — December 28 (The Sports Council caught up with Pasco grad and OL Sebastian Gutierrez before he got the call from the San Francisco 49ers. Signed to the practice squad, he talks about the life of an NFL Free Agent as he’s been making his way in the NFL since graduating from DII Minot State)

The Sports Council — December 21 (Part two of Mike Neidhold as he made the decision to step down as head football coach and about what being a bomber means to him)

The Sports Council — December 14 (Mike Neidhold has been the Richland football coach for 16 seasons, including leading the Bombers to a state championship in 2017. Upon announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2023 season, Jamie Council reminisces on his storied time at the helm of the football program)

The Sports Council — December 7 (Royal football won their 12th state title. Jamie Council catches up with head coach Wiley Allred about the dynasty that he’s created within the program

The Sports Council — November 30 (The Chiawana girls basketball team has a new coach and high expectations heading into a new year. Jamie Council catches up with Gary Jonas and juniors Malia Ruud and Kaia Foster of the the Riverhawks) 

The Sports Council — November 16 (Kamiakin volleyball won the District 8 Championship for the first time in eight years. The Braves enter the state tournament as the #5 seed and are hoping to bring back hardware to Kennewick. Jamie Council catches up with head coach Morgan Schable and MCC Player of the Year Peyton Arland)

The Sports Council — November 9 (Jamie Council discusses high school state playoffs, plus an interview with Kamiakin head coach, Scott Biglin)

The Sports Council — November 2 (Kennewick football finally broke their drought, sharing the MCC title with Kamiakin and Chiawana in the 2023 season. Now, the Lions want to end the drought of never winning a state championship. Jamie Council catches up with Randy Affholter about the team this year and the challenges and advantages of being a 3A school in the Mid-Columbia Conference)

The Sports Council — October 26 (Smaller schools often require administration to wear many different hats. At the 2B school of Tri-Cities Prep in Pasco, the Athletic Director also serves as the Head Football Coach and Kyle Cairns had trial by fire as he is in year two with the Jaguars)

The Sports Council — October 19 (The Chiawana’s slow-pitch softball team is one of the most dominant and most underrated teams in the Tri-Cities. After back-to-back state championships, the Riverhawks are looking for a 3-peat next weekend)

The Sports Council — October 12 (One of the most recognizable voices in the Tri-Cities, Craig West, opens up about his career and reflects on his time in the Tri-Cities and with the Tri-City Americans)

The Sports Council — October 5 (Alongside Davis senior Markos Montes, Eli Fernandez of Sunnyside was honored by the Seahawks for Hispanic Heritage Month. Jamie Council catches up with the Grizzly football player about the experience and what it means to Fernandez and his family)

The Sports Council — September 28 (The world’s fastest half-mile tri-oval roars back to life one more time in 2023. Over 130 teams will come to West Richland, WA for the 36th Annual Fall Classic this weekend. Jamie Council explores the niche that the Jefferson Racing Team brings to the racing world in the PNW)

The Sports Council — September 21 (Steven Whitehead is a local trainer and coach. As a former All-American in college, he turned his weakness of being an undersized athlete into his strength of being a performance trainer. The Sports Council catches up with the owner of Elite Athletics Training Facility about being part of the Tri-Cities sports community that is creating the blueprint for high school athletes to thrive at the next level)

The Sports Council — September 14 (A look into the legal battle of the PAC-12. Plus, guest interview from Dr. Dannie Francois, Athletic Director of CWU)

The Sports Council — September 7 (Eyes are on the East side for some state contenders in the MCC — Takeaways and interviews from Kamiakin’s season opener)

The Sports Council — August 31 (They have the best season in the house, yet no one wants their job. Jamie Council catches up with Jeff Kinne, President of the Tri-Cities Sports Officials Association for football on how the official shortage is affecting Friday Night Lights, ESPN The Ocho, and much more PART 1)

The Sports Council — August 31 (They have the best season in the house, yet no one wants their job. Jamie Council catches up with Jeff Kinne, President of the Tri-Cities Sports Officials Association for football on how the official shortage is affecting Friday Night Lights, ESPN The Ocho, and much more PART 2)

The Sports Council — August 24 (Zillah native Cash Layman’s recruiting process was affected by the transfer portal. He’s now off to Eastern Washington to fight for a spot on the inferno as a walk-on. As a Leopard, he started Brown’s Pantry that is inspired by a relationship built from athletics. Hear what Brown’s Pantry is and why it was started)

The Sports Council — August 10 (The H1 Unlimited season came to an end in Seattle with Strong Racing and the U-8 Miss Beacon Electric driven by J. Michael Kelly sweeping the hardware. Jamie Council goes over season takeaways as well as catches up with Andrew Tate when he stopped by the Tri-Cities)

The Sports Council — August 3 (Brent Hall is a rookie in the H-1 Unlimited circuit as the driver of the U-440 for Bucket List Racing. Hall talks about his late entrance into the driver’s seat, his battle with cancer, and about his journey of becoming the first qualified African-American H1 Unlimited driver)

The Sports Council — July 27 (Pat Leahy lives in Yakima and played in the Marlins organization for 5 years in the 1990’s. He talks about the real truth athletes face of life after sports as well as his rich family legacy at Notre Dame)

The Sports Council — July 20 (Erik the Peanut Guy — AKA Erik Martens — is a staple at the Gesa Stadium. I mean… The guy has his own bobblehead. How did he got into hosting and what legacy does he hope to leave for the Tri-City Dust Devils and MiLB in general? Plus, hear about his insane hat collection)

The Sports Council — July 13 (The Tri-City Raceway returned to its glory after nearly two decades of sitting vacant. Hear how this community staple avoided being featured on “Abandoned Race Tracks” by a little effort and a lot of help)

The Sports Council — July 6 (Husky Stadium was named the 2023 site for state football championships. WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman talks about how this decision came about and what it means moving forward)

The Sports Council — July 29 (The Earl Barden Classic is a small school all-star football game that has stood the test of time. A look into its history and what makes this event so special)

The Sports Council — July 22 (Nalin Sood, Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association, talks about what the nonprofit organization is doing for prep basketball in Washington & the PNW)

The Sports Council — July 15 (Welcome To Hydrotown)


The former collegiate soccer player joins us from in front of the camera, serving a term as the Sports Director at KNDU/KNDO/SWX. She took a three month break from media to play professional football as the kicker for the undefeated Tri-City Rush where she led the AWFC in accuracy and points before returning to the sidelines as a freelancer under her business entity of Intangible Media.

Besides her on-air work for 1340ESPN, where she originally started as co-host of MCC Live (a weekly show covering high school sports) Jamie is a TV host for KAPP-KVEW, sports talent for ESPN+ and NFHS, and fulfills other writing and advertising contracts to fill the void.

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