John Albert Elway Jr. is an American former quarterback, the general manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos. At the time of his retirement in early 1999, Elway had recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history, he was a prolific rusher of the ball, being one of only two players to score a rushing touchdown in four different Super Bowls and the only quarterback to do so. Elway set several career records for passing attempts and completions while at Stanford and received All-American honors, he was the first selection in the 1983 NFL Draft, famously known as the quarterback class of 1983, where he was taken by the Baltimore Colts before being traded to the Denver Broncos. In January 1987, Elway embarked on one of the most notable performances in sports and in NFL history, helping engineer a 98-yard, game-tying touchdown drive in the AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns.
The moment is known in National Football League lore as "The Drive." Following that game in Cleveland and the Broncos lost in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants. After two more Super Bowl losses, the Broncos entered a period of decline; the Broncos repeated as champions the following season in Super Bowl XXXIII by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34–19. Elway was voted MVP of that Super Bowl, the last game of his career, in doing so Elway set a then-record five Super Bowl starts, broken in February 2015 when Tom Brady of the New England Patriots started Super Bowl XLIX; as Denver's quarterback, Elway led his teams to six AFC Championship Games and five Super Bowls, winning two. After his retirement as a player, he served as general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, which won four division titles, two AFC Championships, Super Bowl 50 during his tenure. Elway has been a member of the Broncos organization for all three of their Super Bowl victories, two as a player and one as an executive.
Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Elway and his twin sister were born in Port Angeles, Washington, to Janet and Jack Elway the head coach at Port Angeles High School on the Olympic Peninsula; the family of five included sister Lee Ann, a year older than the twins. They moved the following year to southwestern Washington, where Jack was the junior college head football coach at Grays Harbor Community College in Aberdeen for five seasons; as a youth, Elway lived in Missoula and Pullman, when his father was an assistant coach at Montana and Washington State, respectively. In February 1976, Jack joined the staff at Palouse neighbor Idaho, but a month became the head coach at Cal State-Northridge, a Division II program in Southern California; the family moved after John's freshman year at Pullman High School to the San Fernando Valley, where he played his final three years of football at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, under head coaches Jack Neumeier and Tom Richards.
Despite missing five games with a knee injury as a senior, he ended his high school career with 5,711 passing yards and 49 passing touchdowns, was named to the PARADE All America High School Football Team, along with future NFL stars, quarterback Dan Marino and running back Eric Dickerson. Known as a dual-threat quarterback, meaning he was accomplished at running and escaping pressure and had impressive passing ability, he was the number-one recruited high school player in the country, receiving over 60 scholarship offers. An accomplished baseball player, Elway was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 18th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball draft. In 1979, he enrolled at Stanford University, where he played baseball. In his senior season in 1982, Stanford was 5-5 and needed to win its final game, the Big Game against California, to secure an invitation to the Hall of Fame Classic bowl game. With two minutes remaining in the game, Stanford was down 19-17 and had 4th-and-17 on their own 13-yard line.
Elway completed a 29-yard pass and drove the ball downfield to the 35-yard line, where Mark Harmon kicked what appeared to be the winning field goal. However, the clock had four seconds remaining, so Stanford had to kick off. What followed is now known as "The Play", in which Cal players lateraled the ball, rugby-style, five times – two of them controversial – and scored a touchdown to win the game, 25-20. Elway was bitter about the game afterward, stating that the officials "ruined my last game as a college football player." Stanford athletics director Andy Geiger said. Twenty years Elway came to terms with The Play, saying that "each year it gets a little funnier."Although Elway never led his team to a bowl game, he had an accomplished college career. In his four seasons at Stanford, he completed 774 passes for 77 touchdowns. Stanford had a 20–23 record during his tenure. Elway's 24 touchdown passes in 1982 led the nation, at the conclusion of his career, he held nearly every Pacific-10 record for passing and total offense.
Michael Creighton Balfour was an English actor, working in British films and TV, following his TV debut in the BBC's The Marvellous History of St Bernard, in 1938. He was a recognisable face in small character parts and supporting roles, in nearly two hundred films and TV shows, from the 1940s to the 1990s playing comical heavies or otherwise shady characters notable for their "loud" clothes, sometimes convincingly cast as an American, he worked for a roll call of film directors, including Tony Richardson, Pete Walker, Billy Wilder, Lewis Gilbert, Roman Polanski, Leslie Norman, Tim Burton, John Frankenheimer, François Truffaut, John Gilling, Stanley Donen, Ken Annakin, Lance Comfort, Terence Young, Gerald Thomas, John Paddy Carstairs, Terence Fisher, Val Guest, Frank Launder, John Huston, Basil Dearden and Howard Hawks. Balfour had parts in many popular TV shows of the era including Danger Man, The Avengers, Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Rogue's Gallery, Z-Cars, The Onedin Line, the detective drama The Vise, playing Saber's assistant Barney O'Keefe.
Balfour was known as a passenger in the car driven by actor Bonar Colleano when it crashed, killing Colleano. Balfour's injuries required him to have 98 stitches, but he was released from hospital in time to attend Colleano's funeral; as his screen career began to slow down in the late 1970s, Michael Balfour went on tour with European circuses, as a clown. He founded Circus Hazzard, created his own clown character, his son became a circus manager. As well as performing, Balfour was a dedicated painter and sculptor, in years turned to sculpture and the arts running his own gallery for a while. For his subjects, he drew on his own family career as a circus clown. Michael Balfour on IMDb
KCTA is a Christian talk radio station based in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is under ownership of Broadcasting Corporation of the Southwest. KCTA is limited in its broadcasting hours, it must protect the Class A station on WBZ Boston, from interference. KCTA is allowed to broadcast only during daytime hours. KCTA was first authorized to operate in 1944 as KWBU on 1010 kHz; the station was co-owned by Baylor University and Carr P. Collins, which formed the Century Broadcasting Company; the station moved to 1030 in 1945 under a series of Special Service Authorizations. It attempted to move KWBU to Houston in a docket, dismissed in 1949; as the FCC continued to grant the station SSAs to operate, KWBU was transferred to the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 1950. It would not be until 1954. On January 1, 1957, concurrent with the sale of the station to Broadcasters, Inc. KWBU became KATR. On November 2, 1959, following a sale to Broadcasting Corporation of the Southwest, KATR became KCTA. KCTA Radio Website Query the FCC's AM station database for KCTA Radio-Locator Information on KCTA Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KCTA