Merritt is in his first season as color commentator for the football Tigers. Many know Merritt from "The Morning Drive," a daily radio show on WCCP-FM in Clemson. Merritt was a starter on the Tiger football team in 2000 and 2001 when he was named Second-Team All-ACC. He played on three bowl teams at Clemson.
Yanity is serving his second year as sideline commentator. Yanity is the sports director at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg. He also does sideline reporting for the Panthers' preseason television network and works selected games for Comcast Sports Southeast.
In addition, The Tiger Tailgate Show will have three new personalities joining the broadcast team. Co-hosts for the 2003 version of the Tiger Tailgate Show will include Don Munson (former host of the Clemson 5th Quarter Show), Bubba Britton (appeared on ESPN's "Beg, Borrow and Deal" and Clemson graduate) and Whitney Walters (former "Paw Patrol" radio personality from the Tiger Tailgate Show and Clemson graduate). Popular musical talent "Hurricane" Duane Evans will also act as a co-host of the Tiger Tailgate Show while continuing to entertain fans with his Clemson themed music.
The football game broadcasts can be heard on 26 stations throughout South Carolina. WCCP-FM (104.9) again serves as the flagship station. It will broadcast all Clemson sports produced by Clemson Tiger Sports Properties this year. WTPT-FM (93.3) in Greenville has replaced 92.5 for the upcoming year and combined with WCCP (104.9 FM) in Clemson, WGOG (96.3 FM) in Walhalla and WAGI (105.3 FM) in Gaffney, Tiger football games can be heard from the Northern Atlanta suburbs all the way to Winston-Salem, NC.
For Tiger fans in the Kershaw area, football coverage can now be heard on WKSC-AM (1300). Also, WOIC-AM (1230) in Columbia will be carrying Tiger Calls this fall to complement the continued coverage of football games on WZMJ-FM (93.1). A full listing of radio affiliates is below.
In addition to gameday coverage, fans can follow the Tigers by listening to "Tiger Calls," a one-hour call-in show with Jim Phillips and Tommy Bowden. The show airs each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. live on location at Roper Ford in Seneca or at the all-new Chick-fil-A of Seneca. It can be heard on most of the Clemson Tiger Radio Network affiliates and begins August 28th.
Fans can also get an in-depth look at the Tiger football program by tuning into the Tommy Bowden Television Show which airs on several stations statewide. The show airs on Sundays at 12 noon on WBEK in Augusta, GA, WOLO in Columbia, and WASV in Greenville. WTAT in Charleston airs the show at 11:00 a.m. and WFXB in Myrtle Beach airs the show at 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the Clemson Tiger Radio Network or the Tommy Bowden television show, please contact Clemson Tiger Sports Properties at (864) 654-5544.
Football and Basketball Broadcasts
^Airs select games only and all coaches shows.
^^ Airs select games only.
Affiliates may be added or deleted from time to time. Broadcasts may occasionally conflict with local programming, in which case make good commercials will be aired on the stations.