Monday, August 12, 2013
The Tiger Pregame Show Gears Up For 11th Year On Air!
Mark Sturgis will join Tiger Pregame Show founder Scott Rhymer as co-host of WCCP’s popular Tiger Pregame Show as it enters its 11th year on the air this fall on the flagship station for Clemson Sports, WCCP 104.9 FM.
“Chris Downey (WCCP General Manager) and I have been discussing the format of the show for 3 years now”, Rhymer stated recently.
“Willy Korn is now coaching and could not return to the show, but his presence last year as a former player really clicked with the fans”, Rhymer said. “So we decided to make that a staple of the program; bringing back former players to guest host with Mark and me.”
Each week, the show will have a third host in addition to Rhymer and Sturgis. This third host will be a former Clemson player or coach that will give their own unique analysis of the game, including game day picks from around the country and of the Clemson game.
Already scheduled to join the Tiger Pregame Show are former Tiger greats Jim Bundren, Ray Williams, Billy Davis, and Reggie Merriweather. Additional former players will be announced as the season draws closer.
Special drink and food specials will be available, and the entire parking lot area at Mello Mushroom will turn into a broadcast location for fans to listen and interact with the show and co-hosts.
Broadcast locations for away games will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The Tiger Pregame Show for the Thursday Night game against NC State on September 19th will take place at Twin Peaks in Greenville, SC.
“Our business model, from the very beginning, has been to focus on the football game and the analysis of what to expect when you walk into the stadium”, Rhymer stated. “Clemson fans, especially those that are tailgating or en route to the stadium when we are on the air, want a pregame show that breaks down the football game and the X’s and O’s. And that is exactly what we try to give them for the three hours we are on the air.”
Joining Rhymer in Year 11 is Mark Sturgis, host of “Straight Up With Sturg” on WCCP 104.9 FM from 7-9 weekdays. Mark has been with WCCP for the last four years and formerly owned The Score Sports Radio Show, which included working for “The Opening Drive” when it was WCCP's syndicated morning show.
"My goal is to enhance what is already a great product, as well as using my network of contacts to bring some different content to the broadcast. I can assure you we will do our part to make the 2013 Clemson football season the most memorable in decades.”
You can keep up with all information related to the Tiger Pregame Show including being a part of the show by liking the page on Facebook and following via Twitter. Also stay tuned to WCCP 104.9 FM and at wccpfm.com.
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