Take a look at all the shows that make-up the 14 hours, on average, of Tennessee football coverage on Image Matters Game Day All Day. Listen on 99.1 The Sports Animal, AM 990, streaming here on 991TheSportsAnimal.com, via your smart speakers or the free WNML mobile app powered by Big Kahuna Wings! Take us with you no matter where you’ll be before during and after Tennessee football games for the most comprehensive UT football coverage you will find anywhere! Image Matters…The technology you need, plus, the people you trust!
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In this 15-minute show, presented by New Balance Knoxville, is the longest rated sports information show in the country. Bud Ford, former longtime UT Media Relations Director and current UT Historian, discusses the interesting aspects of each Saturday’s game. This show was a creation of Haywood Harris and Gus Manning. It has been on the air for over 50 consecutive years. Bud’s guest each week is the Sports Information Director for the opposing team, creating lively discussion and presenting a different viewpoint of that week’s game. This show will be in-studio. New Balance Knoxville…experience the perfect New Balance fit and shop locally. New Balance Knoxville located at the Suburban Shopping Center
The popular show of the past, especially in the South, is back on The Sports Animal. Leonard Postero began writing Leonard’s Losers in 1958. He would write a narrative about college football games each week and pick the losers. His witty monologues were listened to religiously by thousands every Saturday morning on syndicated radio all over the south. Lasting less than 10 minutes, it was the highlight of everyone’s tailgating activities. Postero retired in 1994, having over 125 radio syndications. In 2012, Leonard Postoasties began picking about five college football games each week, composing a monologue using the Leonard Postero’s signature style. Over the past seven years, Leonard Postoasties has distributed his audio clips to numerous radio outlets who air “Leonard’s Losers” as a weekly segment. In 2018, he acquired the trademark for the show to revive the “Leonard’s Losers” brand. This is a 15-minute show. Leonard’s Losers is presented by Guardian Foundation.
Chattanooga Whiskey Football Digest is a fast-paced show that combines the energy and insights of Will West with the knowledge, passion for the Vols of VFL Bobby Scott and the personality and educated opinions of Brian Rice. When the show is before the game, they’ll have a unique look at the key aspects of the match-up with detailed focus on the Vols. On weeks when the show is after the game, they take you through the entire game with analysis of the key plays and moments of the game when the show is after the game. You get your chance to call in and express your opinion throughout as well. This show will be at Fieldhouse Social at University Commons all season. Chattanooga Whiskey..the only Tennessee High Malt. Tailgate like a champ. Enjoy responsibly.
TVA Employees Credit Union Saturday Sports Talk has Josh Ward and VFL Daniel Hood recapping the week for the Tennessee football team leading into the game. They’ll breakdown the match-up for the Tennessee football team. Plus, they’ll hit on the big games and storylines in college football. This show will be at Fieldhouse Social at University Commons all season. TVA Employees Credit Union…People Helping People since 1934.
This live 90-minute show, presented by Guardian Foundation, is a thorough analysis and breakdown of the games on the SEC schedule for the day. John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams bring their expertise and opinions about the teams in the league to listeners, while taking phone calls from fans about what’s happening in SEC football. You will often get score updates or SEC games in progress. This show will be at Fieldhouse Social at University Commons all season. Guardian Foundation…Rest easy knowing your biggest investment is on a solid foundation
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College Football Today presented by Buddy Gregg RV and Motor Homes is a live 60-minute call-in show that provides listeners with the flavor of college football and a look at game-day activities. The team of Tyler Ivens, Erik Ainge and VFL Troy Fleming will bring unmatched insight into the game for the Vols, they’ll field questions and comments, in addition to giving listeners insights to the lifestyles of college football fans across America. They’ll do the show at gate 21 for home games and at Fieldhouse Social for away games. Buddy Gregg RV and Motor Homes “Your Home Away From Home”
Football Finals is driven by Ray Varner Ford and hosted by the team of Jimmy Hyams and VFL Fuad Reveiz. They either have the final preview of the Vols match-up before the Vol Network coverage begins or they’ll have the first radio analysis after the Tennessee football game. They’ll have comments from Vols players and coaches leading up to the game and they’ll tell how they see the Vols game playing out. When the show is after the game, they’ll have stats, key-play breakdowns, Fuad’s VFL insights and much more. Plus, they’ll take your phone calls about the Tennessee game and what’s next for the Vols. They’ll do the show at WalkOns for home games and Twin Peaks for road games. Ray Varner Ford in Clinton is Ford Truck Country and your East TN Ford dealership…a tradition you can afford!
BIG ORANGE COUNTDOWN (Vol Network)
Bob Kesling and Pat Ryan will set the stage from Neyland Stadium before turning things over to Vol Network veterans John Wilkerson and Brent Hubbs. They will be joined by former Vol wide receiver and team captain Jayson Swain (2003-06) and a rotating VFL special guest each week featuring former captain Will Overstreet (DE, 1998-2001) or Chris Brown (TE, 2004-07). For home games, Wilkerson, Hubbs, Swain and Overstreet or Brown will broadcast to a live audience at the familiar amphitheater at Gate 21 outside Neyland Stadium for home games and in the press box and studio for away games. Fans can ask questions on-site from Vince Ferrara roaming the crowd or submit a question via Twitter @VolNetwork #AskVolNetwork or e-mail via AskVolNetwork@gmail.com.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SEC (Vol Network)
Following “Big Orange Countdown”, Bobby Rader anchors “Spotlight on the SEC” before handing things over to the game broadcast crew 15-minutes prior to kickoff. The “Big Orange Scoreboard and the Josh Heupel Show” provide complete postgame coverage. Vol Network programming is then capped each game with “The Final Scoreboard” hosted by Wilkerson, Rader and returning VFL Troy Fleming (RB, 2000-03) who will be joined this season by former Vol standout quarterback Erik Ainge (2004-07).
PRE-GAME / VOLS GAME / HALF-TIME / POST-GAME (Vol Network)
From 15 minutes prior to kick-off, to the official “It’s Football Time in Tennessee,” to the final whistle . . . this 195-minute (approx.) is as exciting as you’ll find in the SEC! This season, Pat Ryan will be play-by-play voice Bob Kesling’s game color analyst with contributions from Brent Hubbs and sideline reporter Kasey Funderburg.
SUNDAY SPORTS SOUNDOFF
The longest running sports talk show in the state of Tennessee is Sunday Sports Soundoff. This season, the popular, must-listen recap show is brought to you by Garza Law Firm. Every Sunday morning during the football season in Knoxville, for many years, you can hear the game breakdown and passionate caller reaction to the Saturday Tennessee football game. 8 to 10am Jimmy Hyams and Tim Irwin tell it like it is and field questions from listeners about the Tennessee football game. Garza Law Firm is a Knoxville-based attorneys focusing on DUI defense, criminal defense, personal injury, and social security disability
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