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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    Will Grier
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    December 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers inserting rookie Will Grier as the new starting quarterback against...

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    Ron Rivera
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    December 05, 2019 - 4:33 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' first game without Ron Rivera in nine years. Can the Panthers win...

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    Panthers-Saints
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    November 23, 2019 - 11:45 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' must-win matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Can the Panthers...

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    November 14, 2019 - 4:37 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' Week 11 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Are the Panthers able...

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    October 31, 2019 - 10:31 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' Week 9 matchup against the Titans. Are the Panthers able to bounce...

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    October 24, 2019 - 4:57 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' post-bye Week 8 matchup against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers...

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    October 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' Week 6 matchup against Tampa Bay in London! Can the Panthers pull...

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    October 03, 2019 - 5:00 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' Week 5 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Can the Carolina...

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    September 27, 2019 - 10:15 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike discuss the Carolina Panthers' Week 4 matchup against the Houston Texans. Can Carolina win their...

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    September 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike talk about what the Carolina Panthers need to do to find their first win with a game against the...

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