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Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

Media Musings: Joining K & Roy, Triangle Legend Armstrong Announces Retirement

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written by R.L. Bynum As TV industry changed, Armstrong decided he was ready for a change When Mark Armstrong finished an in-studio WTVD sportscast in March 2020, he had no idea that it would be his last. Because of the pandemic, the station moved all sportscasts out of the studio. His sportscasts first shifted to… Read more »

Media Musings: All In The Pool For Newspapers

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written by R.L. Bynum Gannett one of the newspaper chains pooling resources in North Carolina Chains that have depleted newspapers with layoffs, buyouts and attrition are finding creative ways to pool resources. McClatchy has done that regionally for a few years, including pooling stories from The N&O and The Charlotte Observer to run in both… Read more »

8itorial: What Was Hubert Trying To Say?

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written by W. Brenden Whitted “We can win only if we convince the world that I’m doing this because you are a great ball player and a fine gentleman.” Branch Rickey spoke these words the first time he met with Jackie Robinson in 1945 when discussing Robinson breaking baseball’s segregation. Whenever color barriers are broken,… Read more »

Media Musings: Kirschner Reflects On Working With Dean and Roy

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written by R.L. Bynum Kirschner has seen a lot working with two legendary basketball coaches  At least the second time a Hall of Fame UNC men’s basketball coach retired, Steve Kirschner didn’t need to convince him to hold a press conference. Anybody in sports information would be lucky to work with one Hall of Fame… Read more »

To 𝘵𝘩𝘦 Max

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Episode 2 of this much anticipated season is here, but sadly Max is not. Daron Vaught and Mark Wood carry us through this one, covering some of the major storylines of the MLB season so far. Find out how Enos Slaughter was nearly Mark’s dad. Also, like free stuff? Listen to find out how you… Read more »

Media Musings: Krause Making Up For Lost Sports

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Written by R.L. Bynum A busy schedule for the versatile Krause with fall sports shifting to spring When traditional fall sports either stretched into or were moved to spring, few broadcasters have been more versatile and busier than Matt Krause. During one three-city, three-day, four-sport stretch, he worked women’s basketball, field hockey, soccer and football… Read more »

Media Musings: New Deputy Sports Editor in Town

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written by R.L. Bynum Pelletier brings deep hockey knowledge, award-winning career to McClatchy  In the turbulent newspaper industry that even cuts loose award-winning journalists because of downsizing, there are always plenty of outstanding candidates when jobs open. Justin Pelletier was sports editor of the Boston Herald when he dealt with the painful front end of… Read more »