Written by freelance reporter Wayne Thomas
The man that many fans consider “The Voice” of the Red Raiders will return to the airwaves on Coffee County Athletics this summer. Lucky Knott has announced Raider sports for the last 24 years. Local listeners have relied on him to give them an accurate account of the game. Locally owned Rooster 101.5 FM will broadcast select Raider baseball games as well as select Lady Raiders’ softball this year.
Bowman Media General Manager Joe Abraham noted the effort to return WFTZ-FM back to its home in Manchester. He explained that while there have been some snags – moving the operation of the station back to its home on Hillsboro Boulevard remains a priority. Abraham stated that major damage to the building forced the company to move the operation of the station to Tullahoma as they work through the repair and renovation process.
Lucky Knott is no stranger to the broadcast booth for sports as he has 37 years of experience in the broadcasting industry and is now the manager of The Rooster.
Knott, who started announcing Raider sports on the old Fantasy 101.5, said he is happy and excited to be back announcing Raider sports on The Rooster. Knott has broadcasted over 3,500 games in multiple states during his career including middle school, high school, college as well as professional sports.
Knott stated that he is so appreciative of the administration at Coffee County High School to allow him to announce play by play for Red Raider Athletics. Knott said that it brings him great joy to talk with local-student athletes and about their amazing accomplishments.
The Rooster 101.5 will be not only broadcast Raider sports – but also what is happening at the school. The Red Raider Report will air every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. This report will be with students, as well as Coffee County High School faculty. Knott said that there will be discussions about the fine arts, band, clubs, CTE and other outstanding school groups. Knott noted that the new program began on Feb. 2. “People have asked for Raider sports to return to the Rooster and we are excited to provide local listeners our coverage”, stated Abraham.
Raider sports returns to the airwaves with play by play on March 9 on the Rooster. The Rooster is the only full-power FM signal in Coffee County. Listeners can also tune-in online at Rooster1015.com and on the Rooster Smartphone App.
2020 ROOSTER 101.5 COFFEE CO. BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COVERAGE
MARCH 9 SOFTBALL VS WARREN CO. 7PM HOME
MARCH 10 BASEBALL VS COLUMBIA 4PM AWAY
MARCH 16 SOFTBALL VS WARREN CO. 5PM AWAY
MARCH 17 BASEBALL VS TULLAHOMA 6PM HOME
MARCH 24 SOFTBALL VS COLUMBIA 7PM HOME
MARCH 26 BASEBALL VS KNIGHTS ACAD. Approx. 4:30pm@ BLACKMAN
MARCH 31 SOFTBALL VS SHELBYVILLE 7PM HOME
APRIL 3 or 4 BASEBALL vs TBA. WE WILL DO ONE GAME FROM REBEL CLASSIC
APRIL 6 SOFTBALL VS COLUMBIA 6PM AWAY
APRIL 7 BASEBALL VS LAWRENCE CO. 6PM HOME
APRIL 16 SOFTABLL VS LINCOLN CO. 7PM AWAY
APRIL 18 BASEBALL VS WARREN CO. 10AM HOME
APRIL 21 BASEBALL VS SHELBYVILLE 6PM HOME
APRIL 22 SOFTBALL VS MOORE CO. AWAY 5:30PM