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2012 Golden Bulls football available live through WGNC 1450 AM radio

Charlotte, NC (July 11, 2012) - The 2012 ten-game Johnson C. Smith University football schedule, along with any postseason play will be broadcast this season through WGNC 1450 AM radio. Dave Friedman, a Syracuse University graduate, will serve as the play-by-play announcer and Joshua Diggs, a graduate of UNC-Charlotte, will provide the color commentary.

WGNC (1450 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News, Talk, and Sports format. The station is licensed to Gastonia, NC and serves the Gastonia area. The station is an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network, the largest radio affiliate network in Major League Baseball and is also an affiliate of the Washington Redskins radio network.

Dave Friedman will be returning for his third season as the live and dynamic voice of Golden Bulls football on the radio. Friedman has an extensive background in broadcast and radio that stems back to his collegiate days. He earned his degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Syracuse University. Friedman announced the Orange's 2003 National Basketball Championship game victory over Kansas on the college radio station. He has also provided the play-by-play for the Winthrop Eagles' men's basketball program for the past five seasons.

Friedman made his way to Charlotte as the number two baseball announcer for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. He has also worked as the announcer for the women's basketball games for Radford University and the University of Vermont.

Joshua Diggs will be returning to the broadcast for his second year as the color commentator. Diggs completed his Mass Communications degree from UNC-Charlotte. He has served as the color commentator for 49ers' women's basketball and baseball during his undergraduate studies. Diggs has also worked with UNCC on their Goldwire Sports Show.

Both gentlemen will provide input for a pre-game show before each contest. The broadcast will also include live interviews at halftime and post-game with head football coach Steven Aycock.

The first game of the 10-game season was played on Saturday, September 1st from Institute, WV as JCSU challenged West Virginia State University on the road. The final game of the regular season is slated for Saturday, November 3rd inside Irwin Belk Complex for the Commemorative Classic against Livingstone College.

All broadcasts will be available live on 1450 AM and online at, the official athletic website for Johnson C. Smith University or at  A link will be available on the JCSU football page.


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