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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    © 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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    October 04, 2018 - 11:17 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Giants, what to expect coming off a Carolina Bye Week, MLB playoffs and Mike's trip to...

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    September 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Falcons and the upcoming Panthers-Bengals game! 

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    © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
    September 13, 2018 - 4:03 pm

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

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    © Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
    September 05, 2018 - 2:39 pm

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Cowboys regular-season opener and more! 

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    August 27, 2018 - 9:18 am

    Welcome to The Pregame-PostGame Podcast with Jim Szoke and Mike Pacheco. This week Jim and Mike talk Panthers-Patriots, Knights and preview this week's game!  

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    © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
    August 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm

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

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