104-5 The Zone Analysts
Everyday, 104-5 The Zone brings you insight and analysis from the deepest lineup of experts on sports radio. Your favorite sports, Nashville's teams, sports' biggest stories: we bring you the insiders to cover them all mornings with Mark, Frank and Kevin as well as mid-days with 3 Hour Lunch and afternoons on 104-5 The Zone.
Chris Dortch, Thursday mornings at 9:05a & Saturday afternoons with the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Hour
Chris Dortch is the editor of Blue Ribbon Yearbook series of college sports preview publications. He covered college basketball, football and golf for four newspapers in a 20-year career before taking over Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook full time in 1996. Since then he also designed and helped launch Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook. The Blue Ribbon publications are widely used by CBS, ESPN, college play-by-play announcers, print media, coaches and NBA and NFL scouts.
Dortch is also a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and has written numerous free-lance articles for newspapers, magazines and websites, including SportingNews.com, ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, and CBSSports.com. Dortch has written five books, including String Music: Inside the Rise of SEC Basketball, and taught sports writing at East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Tune in to hear "The Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith throughout the NFL season for the latest happenings from Baptist Sports Park leading up to Sunday's kickoff. The National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters named Keith Tennessee's Sportscaster of the Year seven of the past nine years, including this past May at its annual convention in Salisbury, NC. Hear Mike on The Wakeup Zone as well as some Saturday mornings with Doug Mathews.
He's nicknamed "The Commissioner" and he governs NFL coverage for the Houston Chronicle. For the last half-dozen years, John McClain's been a staple of 104-5 The Zone's pro football coverage as well. A graduate of Baylor University in 1975, McClain has covered the National Football League for 30 years. A popular and widely-respected sports journalist, he began his career with the Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald. He joined the Houston Chronicle staff in 1976 and in 1977 covered his first Houston Oilers' training camp. McClain is a past president of the PFWA, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He also serves on the Hall of Fame's nine-member Seniors Selection Committee that considers candidates whose careers have been over for at least 25 years, and is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Jim Wyatt is in his 11th year covering the Titans for The Tennessean, including the past nine seasons as the teamís beat writer. Wyatt was recently named the 2007 Sports Writer of the Year in the state of Tennessee by the National Sportscasters and Sports Writers Association, an award he also won in '03 and '06. Wyatt authored "Tales from the Titans Sideline", a collection of stories about the team since arriving in Nashville. Wyatt joins 104-5 The Zone each Tuesday afternoon at 2:00p to discuss the latest with the Titans.