Memphis Football 2010 Info - TV & Radio


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Listen to All The Tiger Action on WREG-AM 600

Memphis Radio Network

The Memphis Radio Network delivers all of the exciting action of Tiger sports throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. The network stretches across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and is led by flagship station NewsRadio WREC 600AM. WREC is entering its fifth season of carrying Tiger Football and Basketball. Tiger football games can also be heard on WKBQ-FM (93.5) in Covington, WAMB-AM (1160) in Nashville and WZLT-FM (99.3) in Lexington, Tenn.

Larry Porter's weekly radio call-in show can be heard on WREC AM600 with Forrest Goodman serving as the host. The show airs live on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Radio listeners can call (901) 535-WREC or 1-800-474-WREC to be part of the show, and all fans are invited to join the live audience. Brookhaven Pub has been selected as the site of the 2010 Larry Porter Radio Call-In Show.

In 2006, the University of Memphis began a new broadcasting agreement with Clear Channel Radio, making WREC 600AM the flagship station for all Tiger football and men's basketball games through the 2010-11 season.

WREC is in its 87th year covering the Mid-South region as the station Memphis turns to for news. The new flagship allows Tiger games to be broadcast in HD Digital. Existing radio network affiliate agreements will allow for broadcasts to reach from near Nashville to the east, Jonesboro to the north, Little Rock to the west, and Oxford to the south.

Dave Woloshin remains as play-by-play commentator for his 14th season. Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, is in his 25th year of being associated with the Tiger broadcast team. He began with Tiger television broadcasts in 1986, and for the last 13 years, has handled the radio broadcast for Tiger football and basketball. Woloshin came to Memphis as the sports anchor for WHBQ-TV 13 in 1981. He has handled play-by-play for the Memphis RiverKings, the Memphis Americans, Storm and Rogues soccer teams, has worked with ESPN and SportsChannel America and for numerous prep football games of the week.

Woloshin is married to the former Gayle Stein of Memphis. The couple has four children, Nathan (18), Jacob (17), Brett (22) and Brendan (18).

Former Tiger football letterman Chris Powers is entering his second year as the full-time color commentator. Powers was introduced to Tiger fans during the 2008 season on several occasions, handling color commentary for the Marshall, UAB, East Carolina and SMU road games and serving on the broadcast team for home contests as well as the 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl.

Powers played in 44 career games as a tight end and center from 1995-98. He logged four career touchdown catches, including the memorable game-winning TD reception with 34 seconds remaining against Tennessee in 1996. He moved to center in 1998 and started all 11 games that season.

A native of Winter Park, Fla., Powers is a captain with Continental Express airline. He has flown with the airline the last 10 years, and is based out of Houston, but makes his home in Memphis.

Native Memphian Forrest Goodman is entering his 12th season as the pre-game and post-game host for Memphis football and basketball. Goodman, who is the assistant program director for NewsRadio 600 WREC, also serves as the host of both the Larry Porter and Josh Pastner radio call-in shows.

Prior to joining the Tiger broadcast team in 1999, Goodman was the play-by-play voice of all sports for Delta State University, and also spent 10 years handling high school football play-by-play.

Goodman and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Abigail, and reside in Bartlett.

Matt Dillon will serve as the football sideline reporter for the sixth straight season. Dillon, who is in his 37th year working in the sports industry, also serves as the co-host of the Memphis pregame and postgame shows for football and basketball games on WREC. He has hosted the shows for the last eight years.

In addition to his football duties, Dillon has handled the color for Dave Woloshin on the radio broadcast of Memphis basketball since 2002-03. The 1973 University of Memphis graduate began his long broadcast association with Tiger sports when he did play-by-play for WKNO-TV from 1973-2001. In the 1980s, Dillon also served as analyst on WMC and handled play-by-play duties on WPTY-TV for road contests. From 1995-2000, Dillon served in several capacities in broadcasting Tiger football and basketball, including hosting coaches shows in the late 1990s.

Dillon and his wife, Marni, reside in Germantown.

Jeff Brightwell, who is considered the "voice of Tiger baseball and women's basketball," serves as the broadcast team captain handling the majority of the production and engineering duties.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Memphis, Brightwell came to Memphis in 2003 after spending six years in Missouri. He has done play-by-play for Southeast Missouri State, Central Methodist College, Truman State, Moberly Community College and the Memphis RiverKings.

For the last seven years, the native Memphian has broadcast both home and away contests for Memphis baseball and women's basketball on WUMR FM. He also hosts a weekly Tiger Update web show that is streamed through All-Access on the athletic department website.

Brightwell was named the College Baseball Foundation's National Broadcaster of the Month in April 2005 and was honored as the Sportscaster of the Year in 2002 by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. He has also served as the public address announcer for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

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