The Prep Zone and I am Country extend partnership to include basketball and post season football

Mike Ridaught, the founder and publisher of, announced an extended partnership with the radio station I am Country 106.9 FM to include local high school basketball, and postseason football.

Mike Ridaught

“I’m excited to let you know that we will be broadcasting the high school football playoffs AND high school basketball on I am Country 106.9 FM,” he wrote in a release. “I’m still waiting on schedules, but it looks like a 9-game regular season schedule for hoops on radio this season.”
He was also thankful to get through a difficult September schedule and still manage to broadcast a full slate of high school football games.

Game of the Week

“I’m happy to report that we ended up broadcasting a total of 13 ‘live’ high school sports games/shows in the month of September. We had some help as I navigated my way through COVID-19. I’m thankful to all who helped keep the momentum going while I was out.  The goal for October is to at least match that number.” 
Ridaught also announced the upcoming schedule for The Prep Zone and I am Country 106.9.
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. – “The Prep Zone” Sports Show (broadcast from Sonic Drive-In on 39th Avenue in Gainesville)
Radio:  “I am Country” 106.9 FM Gainesville
For live audio, go here.  
Join Mike Ridaught as he talks high school sports. His guests for this week include Oak Hall football coach R.J. Fuhr and members of the Eagles’ 8-man football team, which is currently undefeated and ranked No. 1 in their division.
Thursday, 6:15 p.m. (PREGAME) – High School Volleyball, 6:30 p.m.
Buchholz (Gainesville) at Gainesville High School
‘Live’ & ‘Archived’ Audio or video (TBA)*
Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play) & Davis Johnson (Color) for this city showdown and regular season finale.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. (PREGAME) – High School Football, 7 p.m. (KICKOFF) 
St. Francis Catholic Academy (Gainesville) at Bell
Radio:  “I am Country” 106.9 FM Gainesville
For ‘Live’ audio, go here.  
Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play), Sam Petosa (Color), & Jake Ricker (Stats/Halftime/Postgame) for this small school showdown from Gilchrist County.

For our Gainesville audience, tune in to Sports Report presented by SunState Federal Credit Union every weekday morning between 7:50-7:55 a.m. on 106.9 FM in Gainesville.  These are a little over 60 seconds in length and air Monday-Friday.  

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Be sure to catch the Game of the Week between the St. Francis Catholic Wolves and the Bell Bulldogs on I am Country 106.9 FM this Friday night starting at 6:30 pm.

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