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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    © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
    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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    © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
    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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    September 11, 2019 - 5:04 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike begin a brand new season talking about expectations for the Carolina Panthers 2019 season and their...

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    September 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-Postgame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week, Jim and Mike begin a brand new season talking about expectations for the Carolina Panthers 2019 season and their...

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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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