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Plans for 2017 football season

A few years ago Dr. Spencer Johnson wrote a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?” It’s good reading for anyone in business. Our cheese keeps moving and we must move to keep up with the changes.

Bob Brown and I started Radio Free Cabarrus in 2009 after the owner of the local radio station abandoned our community. Since then we have expanded our coverage and included video.

In the past year or so, the local AM station WTIX 1410 was purchased by people who see the value of local radio. They’ve expanded their operation to include Memories 98.3 FM. They will be broadcasting a game of this week this football season. That’s great news and we certainly support their efforts.

Another change has been at the N.C. High School Athletic Association, which is now requiring rights fees for regular season games. I don’t think they completely understand the impact of their fees. For companies like Radio Free Cabarrus it will mean less games will be broadcast.

RFC will continue to broadcast games live, but not every week and not as many. We will however continue to cover and report on games. Here is our basic plan for the 2017 football season:

  • A live scoreboard show (we haven’t come up with a name yet) will be broadcast each Friday night with live reports from games involving Cabarrus teams and others. This will be a work in progress and we will adjust as we go. There are a lot of exciting possibilities.
  • Select live video broadcasts of big games will be broadcast. We plan to ramp up our live broadcasts as the season heats up and as we get near the playoffs.
  • We will be open to suggestions. If you have ideas or comments I would love to hear them. Email me at plemmons.mark@gmail.com

Thanks for all the support you have provided. We pledge to continue our efforts to promote Cabarrus County sports including the schools, athletes and community organizations to the best of our abilities.

Mark Plemmons

Owner/General Manager

Radio Free Cabarrus

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2017 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, tickets on sale

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Date: October 19th, 2017

Time: 7:15-10:30 (doors open at 6:30)

Location: Gem Theatre

111 W 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081

Price: $35 – General; $80 – VIP

Our annual induction ceremonies are a commemorative occasion in which those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music, are introduced as new members of our Hall of Fame:

Anthony Hamilton

Jim Lauderdale

Steep Canyon Rangers

Etta Baker

Richard Lewis Spencer

Sensational Nightingales

Bucky Covington

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony is an annual event wherein North Carolina’s finest musical talents are honored and recognized with by their home state, a monumental milestone in any artist’s career. It will be a night of elegance and glamour where music fans across the nation come together to celebrate these all time legends.

To Purchase Tickets go to www.2017induction.eventbrite.com or call (704) 934-2320

County Fair Pageant seeking contestants

The 12th Annual Cabarrus County Fair Pageant will be held in the Cabarrus Rooms at the Cabarrus Arena on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

This is a natural, sundress pageant and four winners will be crowned out of 1st through 12th grades girls. The four winners will receive a crown, sash, trophy, and four fair tickets.

The four new winners will also get to participate in the Cabarrus County Fair Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that day at 1 p.m.

Queens and runner-ups will have the opportunity to ride on the Cabarrus County Fair Float in the Concord Christmas Parade and make various appearances representing their titles throughout the community. All contestants will receive an item of recognition.

The deadline to enter is Aug. 23rd. For more information and application, go to www.cabarruscountyfairpageant.weebly.com. The pageant is directed by Susan Watkins.

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Pictured left to right are the 2016 Cabarrus County Fair Queens, Alivia Heath, Delana Drye, Sophia Mistry and Ashlyn Loper.

Davidson baseball on a roll

The Davidson Wildcats, Atlantic 10 champions, have beaten #2 North Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast to advance to the Chapel Hill Regional championship round.

You can hear tonight’s broadcast on WHIP-AM 1350, on the TuneIn Radio app, on  WGNC 101.1 FM / 1450 AM or on-line here Davidson Baseball from Learfield The Wildcats face the winner of UNC and Florida Gulf Coast.

This is a double elimination tournament. UNC and Florida Gulf Coast both have a loss entering Sunday afternoon’s game.

Here are some highlights on the #roadtoomaha

Pancake Day!

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The 60th Annual Pancake Day is today, Thursday, March 16, at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. They will be serving until 7:30 p.m. Come out and help a great community organization.

Pancake Day 2017 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County in Concord.

Problems with Tuesday’s broadcasts

My apologies for issues we had with games Tuesday. I know it is frustrating when you can hear your games. Our broadcasters work hard to get it on the air. Unfortunately sometimes the Internet and/or equipment fails us and sometimes I make mistakes – Mark Plemmons

Playoffs Round 3

Kings Mountain at Cox Mill

Pisgah at Hickory Ridge

Round 2 Triple-header

Marvin Ridge at Jay M. Robinson

Mt. Pleasant at Monroe

 

Hickory Ridge at South Iredell

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Images from West Rowan-Central Cabarrus

Sept. 30 football rewind

Central Cabarrus wins over Concord

Photos by Todd Maulden

RFC broadcasts

Concord at Central Cabarrus

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

South Rowan at Cox Mill

Independent Tribune Coverage

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