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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: Alexander, Don’t Forget To Write

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written by R.L. Bynum Alexander’s plan to ascend to an NFL beat comes together quicker than he expected Among the most coveted beats for any sports writer with North Carolina roots are Duke men’s basketball, North Carolina men’s basketball and the Carolina Panthers. Some sports writers routinely cover all three teams. But no newspaper writer… Read more »

Media Musings: Covering The Protests

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written by R. L. Bynum A look at two experiences covering protests: A sports writer and a photojournalist who frequently shoots sports Across the country, many journalists you’re used to seeing at sports venues have been covering the protests of racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. There were plenty… Read more »

Media Musings: Sports Media Pivot to Pandemic

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written by R.L. Bynum   Pandemic has presented challenges for sports writers, reasons for anxiety It’s a difficult time for many sports journalists. Until NASCAR restarted its season May 17, there were no live sports to cover and plenty of uncertainty to trigger anxiety. Even with robust online traffic at many newspapers, the digital revenue… Read more »

Media Musings: Panthers Bring Balboni Home

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written by R.L. Bynum  “Balbiz” returns to her home state to cover her home team Growing up in a family of Tar Heels fans, Kristen Balboni remembers riding around Southern Pines in her dad’s Chevy Blazer listening to Woody Durham call North Carolina games. They would also turn the sound down on the television and… Read more »

Media Musings: David Glenn playing golf, weighing options

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written by R.L. Bynum Glenn weighs many options but doesn’t miss hosting sports show during a pandemic Around noon last Thursday, David Glenn and Daron Vaught were together just as they were most weekdays at that time the previous nearly five years. Instead of talking into microphones during “The David Glenn Show,” taking listener calls… Read more »

Media Musings: Sports Radio Shake-up

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written by R.L. Bynum New sports radio shows launch Monday after some unexpected moves Big sports radio changes in the Triangle and statewide were announced earlier this month, with two new shows to launch Monday. On March 6, there were two stunning moves and a surprising end for two long-standing, popular shows that each lasted… Read more »

8itorial: Goodbye, Panthers

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You’re going to see a lot of fans claiming they’ll never watch the Carolina Panthers again. That’s a lie. They’ll watch, just like the rest of us will continue to watch. There’s still Christian McCaffrey. There’s still  the other guy who played last year but I can’t remember his name right now. And if the… Read more »