Memphis Football 2011 Info - TV & Radio


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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 sixth season of carrying Tiger Football and Basketball. Tiger football games can also be heard on WAMB-AM (1160) in Nashville.

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 at Brookhaven Pub.

The Larry Porter TV Show

The Larry Porter Television Show can be seen on Fox 13 TV in Memphis each Sunday night during the season at 10 p.m. Coach Porter discusses the game in depth each week while breaking down highlights from each contest. The show also contains feature segments about various Tiger football players throughout the year. The host for the show is Memphis' own play-by-play announcer, Dave Woloshin.

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. The contract was renewed in the summer of 2011, and will run through the 2015-16 season.

WREC is in its 88th 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 15th season. Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, is in his 26th year of being associated with the Tiger broadcast team. He began with Tiger television broadcasts in 1986, and for the last 14 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, Jacob, Brett and Brendan.

Wayne Weedon, who lettered for the University of Memphis football team in the 1970s, coached the Tiger defensive linemen in the 1980s under Chuck Stobart, and later served as the athletic director for the Memphis City School System, has joined the Memphis broadcast crew as a color commentator in 2011.

A native of Selma, Alabama, Weedon came to then Memphis State University in 1976 and lettered for the defensive unit during the 1977 through 1979 seasons. Working as a defensive tackle and nose guard, Weedon registered 277 total tackles, four fumble recoveries, three pass blocks and one blocked kick during his career. He was the squad's fourth leading tackler as a senior with 112 stops and was named the Highland Hundred Most Valuable Player in 1979.

Following graduation, Weedon returned to Alabama and worked in his family's business for nine years before returning to the U of M as a graduate assistant coach in the fall of 1989 under Stobart. After working with the defensive line coach for one season, Stobart elevated Weedon to a full-time position as line coach. He would remain in that capacity for eight years, working under both Stobart and Rip Scherer. During his coaching tenure at Memphis Weedon earned his master's degree in athletic administration, a degree that would serve him well in his future endeavor as an administrator.

In 1998 Weedon left the college football coaching profession and became the athletic director for the Memphis City School System, a position he held until 2008. In 2009, he took a job with Sysco Memphis as a marketing associate and currently remains in that position.

Weedon and his wife, Dee, have two daughters, Katelyn and Emily.

Native Memphian Forrest Goodman is entering his 13th 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 seventh-straight season. Dillon, who is in his 38th 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 nine 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 eight 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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