PRLog - April 2, 2013 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Basketball has always been in the Pearl family’s blood. Bruce Pearl completely rejuvenated a stagnant men’s basketball program at the University of Tennessee – the first coach to lead the Volunteers to a national #1 ranking. His son, Steven Pearl, was a standout basketball player for the University of Tennessee. Now, both Bruce and Steven are sharing their knowledge and insight with sports fans as professional broadcasters.
Steven Pearl (left) on Tennessee Sports Radio
Steven Pearl recently joined the All-Star lineup for Tennessee’s fastest-growing radio network – Tennessee Sports Radio. The Steven Pearl Show airs on Saturday’s from 10 a.m. until noon on WVLZ 1180 AM, streaming online at www.TNSportsRadio.com and on Tennessee Sports Radio’s free app for iPhone and Android phones (which is currently used by nearly 40,000 people).
Pearl, a University of Tennessee men’s basketball player from 2007 to 2011, is the son of former UT Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl and Kim Shrigley. While Bruce is now sharing his basketball insight with a national audience on ESPN, Steven will bring his unique understanding of the game and unparalleled intensity to Vol Nation across the country via Tennessee Sports Radio. Always entertaining, Steven Pearl hopes to give Tennessee Sports Radio listeners a unique perspective from a recent former player – and have some fun at the same time.
Pearl said, “I’m excited about this opportunity. Tennessee Sports Radio is raising the bar on what people expect from sports radio. The days of dry and boring analysis of stats are gone. People want their information from someone with experience – someone who has been there – and they want to be entertained.
“The Steven Pearl Show on Tennessee Sports Radio will offer unique insight into all sports, but particularly basketball. This is going to be a great time for me and the listeners.”
Tennessee Sports Radio broadcasts to virtually all of East Tennessee from the Calhoun’s Studios in Knoxville. With the launch of Tennessee Sports Radio’s groundbreaking and proprietary sports radio app for iPhone and Android (used by 38,000 people), the network’s shows now serve “Vol Nation” across the United States and around the world – and its growing audience throughout the country is responding enthusiastically.
Tennessee Sports Radio’s hosts are news breakers and newsmakers who know what they’re talking about – and they keep the show edgy, thought-provoking and entertaining. Tennessee fans also stay digitally connected with Tennessee Sports Radio day and night through social media including Facebook and our popular Twitter feed (which is now officially the most-followed sports media source in Knoxville) and the network’s website. Its audience is passionate, connected and highly interactive – and they love Tennessee Sports Radio and listen to it daily.