John Fricke

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John Fricke
The Morning Show 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

John Fricke is a 30+ year veteran television and radio show host and anchor. Fricke began anchoring at CNN at age 21 and in 1982 he created the sports department at CNN Headline News (now HLN). Fricke is an Emmy & AP award winner who has been a part of ACE award winning programs as well. His career has spanned from anchoring at CNN to hosting at Fox Sports Radio. Fricke has also been a news talk show host at both WSJS (Winston-Salem) and WGST (Atlanta). He has been the play-by-play radio voice of both Wake Forest and San Diego State. Fricke hosted television play-by-play for Tennessee-Chattanooga, Nebraska gymnastics and women’s basketball.


SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers scrambles as Syracuse Orange defenders pursue on November 14, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  Clemson defeats Syracuse 37-27.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

John Fricke: Where College Football Stands Right Now (Nov 15, 2015)

This wild, crazy, incredible season just keeps getting better (or worse, depending on your personal viewpoint). A few thoughts on where we stand heading to week-12…

92.9 The Game–11/15/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fouth quarter of their NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Fricke: Defending Matt Ryan’s Money

The time has come for Matt Ryan to earn all the zeroes on the pay stub he sees each week. Ryan’s biggest challenge going into the bye week is a challenge of leadership, not of ability. It is time (past, really) for Ryan to take ownership of the offense and make demands of the staff. Yes, demands…

92.9 The Game–11/09/2015

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 01:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts to a play during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome on November 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fricke: Falcons Fumble Fail Against Tampa Made Me Cranky

If you are fairly new to town, one thing you will learn over the years is that Atlanta sports fans are pretty darn good at being cranky. Of course, they have had lots and lots (and lots and lots) of practice at being let down. I was not happy (putting it mildly) to lose to Swamp People the way the Falcons did, but I was OK to let it drift into the background of continuing to pile up wins heading towards a playoff run…

92.9 The Game–11/01/2015

during the college football game at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Fricke: The Top 5 Greatest College Football Finishes Of All Time

Yes, Doug Flutie in 1984 vs Miami was the most memorable but it wasn’t entirely the most important. Colorado vs Michigan might have had more influence on the outcome of a season. There have been a host of…

92.9 The Game–10/19/2015

(Fricke (left) giving Notre Dame Head Coach Lou Holtz the title trophy after the Irish beat West Virginia in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl)

Fricke: The Power Of The Major College Football Polls

This is how much power the college football polls have. Zero. As in, zip squat. As a longtime voter…

92.9 The Game–10/13/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19:   on September 19, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Fricke: The Top 5 Best College Football Road Trips

For this purpose, I will only use places I have actually been too.  Last count was 82 college stadiums. 5) The Rose Bowl. But ONLY for USC-UCLA or the Rose Bowl game itself.  Every other […]

92.9 The Game–09/22/2015

A former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who killed himself at 25 had a brain disease that has been linked to repeated blows to the head, researchers confirmed Wednesday. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Fricke: Top 5 Bold Predictions for College Football 2015

It’s a ledge, but then anyone can stand on it.  So since it’s there, might as well toe the line and see what happens. 5 Bold Predictions for 2015 College Football 5 – “A RUNNING […]

92.9 The Game–07/21/2015

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