Sports Night with George Plaster – WSM News

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July 26, 2017

650 AM WSM LAUNCHES NEW SPORTS TALK SHOW

HOSTED BY GEORGE PLASTER

NASHVILLE, TN – Country radio icon 650 AM WSM today announced the July 30 premiere of Sports Night, a weekly sports talk radio show hosted by industry veteran George Plaster airing on 650 AM WSM, online at wsmonline.com, and via the station’s mobile app.

Sports Night will air Sunday evenings from 5-8 p.m. CT and will provide an appealing and informative look at all things sports. The format of the show will be similar to the No. 1 rated sports talk shows Plaster has hosted on various FM stations in the Nashville market in the past. WSM Program Director Jonathan Shaffer will serve as show co-host.

“No matter the season or year, there’s always great stuff to talk about in sports,” Plaster said. “I’m thrilled Jonathan is going to be part of the show with me, and I’m excited to get back in the studio and talk with the fans. I know I’ve got the station’s complete confidence in what I want to do and I know they’re going to allow me to do this the way I want to do it. That’s the only way I would have agreed to this show.”

“We’re excited to welcome George back to the airwaves of WSM,” Shaffer said. “When you have the chance to add a legendary talent to a legendary signal, you do it.”

Plaster got his start in radio at 650 AM WSM as a reporter for the Waking Crew with host Ralph Emery. More recently, in addition to the role of sports talk show host, Plaster has been a radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for several college teams.

“I always liked WSM because of its strong signal, and the thought that I’ve got a chance to talk to people in 38 states and half of Canada just intrigues the daylights out of me,” Plaster said.

Sports Night joins other one-of-a-kind programming on 650 AM WSM including an array of country music programs hosted by the station’s nationally-recognized broadcast staff and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a member of the Radio Hall of Fame. For more information on WSM or Sports Night, visit www.wsmonline.com or https://www.facebook.com/wsmradio/.

About 650 AM WSM:

650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925.  The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the WSM airwaves since its inception.  650 AM WSM is owned by Ryman Hospitalities (NYSE:  RHP).  A weekly listing of all 650 AM WSM programming is available at wsmonline.com.

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Saturdays, 1 – 3pm

WSM is taking the Show on the Road! Beginning March 11, WSM will hit the road to visit some of the beautifully renovated historic theaters throughout the south. Singer/Songwriter contestants will compete for one of three opening performance slots during Tracy Lawrence’s Mission: Possible Benefit Concert at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee on Sunday, May 7. One grand-prize winner will have the opportunity to play a solo spot at the new Opry City Stage venue in New York City’s Time Square.

See below for audition submission and performance details!

Audition Details

Auditions will take place at The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, The Palace Theatre in Crossville, and The Palace Theater in Gallatin. Three finalists from each of these audition sites will move to our final round of competition, which will take place at The Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, TN on April 28.

Audition Sites:

  1. Saturday, March 11 | The Roxy Regional Theatre | Clarksville, TN
  2. Saturday, March 25 | The Palace Theatre | Crossville, TN
  3. Saturday, April 8 | The Palace Theater | Gallatin, TN

Competition Finals:

  1. Friday, April 28 | The Capitol Theater | Lebanon, TN

Submission Options:

  1. Upload via SonicBids HERE!
  2. Email either an MP3 or performance video to Julie Wallace directly HERE!
  3. Mail your CD to WSM at 2644 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214

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