Jim Szoke

Jim Szoke is the sports director here at WBT. Szoke joined WBT in 1989. He left briefly in 2000 and then came back in 2005.

Szoke joined WBT in 1989.

He left briefly in 2000 and then came back in 2005 and has been with the station ever since.

Szoke is a color commentator, pregame show host and the preseason play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Panthers since the franchise began in 1995.

Szoke also co-hosts "Primetime in the ACC" which airs Wednesday nights on WBT from Learfield Sports.

He has been the radio play-by-play voice for the Charlotte 49ers and Davidson College basketball.

Szoke's voice has also been heard on the national stage as a  play-by-play commentator for TV and radio.

He has a Journalism degree from Bowling Green State University.

Szoke is married to his wonderful wife Sandra and they have five kids.

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    © Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
    December 14, 2018 - 3:51 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk about a pivotal Monday Night Football Game for the Panthers against New Orleans and whether or...

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    © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    December 07, 2018 - 11:22 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk what the Panthers need to do to end a four-game losing streak and preview the Panthers-Browns...

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    © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
    November 30, 2018 - 12:43 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk what the Panthers need to do to make the playoffs after a three-game losing streak, Panthers-...

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    November 26, 2018 - 2:27 pm

    This month, Jim Szoke visits High Point University to discuss broadcasting with students and tour the campus for Jim Shorts! Sponsored by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. 

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    © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    November 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Steelers, Panthers-Lions preview and much more! 

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    © James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
    October 26, 2018 - 2:00 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Ravens and much more! 

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    © Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
    October 19, 2018 - 10:48 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Redskins, the upcoming Panthers-Eagles game, and welcome guest Sharon Thorsland! 

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    © Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
    October 11, 2018 - 4:49 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Giants, Graham Gano and get ready for the upcoming Panthers-Redskins game, 

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