Episode 84: Mark Packer | SiriusXM & ESPNU Radio Sports Talk Host

Episode 84: Mark Packer | SiriusXM & ESPNU Radio Sports Talk Host

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Mark Packer
    • His career in radio doesn’t feel like work and Mark doesn’t view it that he talks on the radio as he values listening more than anything
    • The people he’s met, the places that he’s visited, and the relationships that he’s developed are what is so special
    • There was some pressure being the son of Billy Packer one of the most well-known college basketball color analysts but it was never truly negative
    • Would get to travel with his dad to one game each year but the most memorable was the game with Indiana at North Carolina and the night before the game during dinner with Dean Smith, Al McGuire, and a young broadcaster at the time Bob Costas
    • Decided to attend Clemson University after visiting the campus to watch Clemson play North Carolina in football and would be a student as Clemson would win it’s first National Championship in 1981
    • Never had any intentions of being on the radio even though he had been involved with tv and radio
    • His show on WFNZ 610 The Fan “PrimeTime with the Packman” aired from 1997-2010 and would become the most listened-to sports talk show in the Carolinas
    • Very hard for him to pinpoint a favorite interview but some memorable moments include James Brown and his band singing on set, President Jimmy Carter calling into his show to talk about the Atlanta Braves and having Kenny Chesney in studio talking about the Tennessee Vols
    • Words of Wisdom from Mark Packer:
      • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  Henry Ford
      • “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”  Will Rogers

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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