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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    © Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
    April 18, 2019 - 11:10 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk about the Panthers free agent moves, the 2019 schedule and the upcoming draft. 

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    February 19, 2019 - 11:59 am

    This month, Jim Szoke visits Spectrum Center and Bojangles Coliseum to check out the NBA All-Star Weekend! Sponsored by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. 

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    Jeremy Brevard, USA Today Images
    January 11, 2019 - 4:47 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk about the Panthers not bringing Thomas Davis back, Ron Rivera returning and possible free agent...

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    © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
    December 28, 2018 - 11:28 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk about the final regular season game of the year for the Panthers against the Saints and what...

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    December 20, 2018 - 3:48 pm

    This month, Jim Szoke visits Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center and Holiday on Ice for a special Holiday Edition Jim Shorts! Sponsored by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. 

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