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Friday doubleheader

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting two games Friday, Sept. 21, on NFHS Network:

Mount Pleasant at Jay M. Robinson

Jesse Carson at Central Cabarrus

The free replay of the broadcasts are available 72 hours after completion of the game.

Last week’s broadcast

The free replay of last week’s broadcast of Mount Pleasant’s win over East Rowan is now available.

East Rowan at Mt Pleasant

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Coming soon

The Carolina Renaissance Festival begins Sept. 29. Get all the details here.

South Iredell vs Cox Mill

Photographer Todd Mauldin captured this photo of happy Cox Mill fans during the Chargers win over South Iredell.

Week 2 high school football

Friday, Aug. 24, broadcasts

Pregame shows begin at 7 p.m.

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

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Week 1 games

Cox Mill wins over Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus wins over West Stanly

Hickory Ridge over Concord (no audio)

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Football season is here

Radio Free Cabarrus broadcast three games on opening night, Friday, Aug. 17. Our plan is to broadcast two or three games throughout the football season on the NFHS Network.

The live broadcasts are pay-per-view/subscription (monthly pass $9.95) but the broadcasts will be available free after 72 hours (still need to register with a password). Here is the subscription page that explains the options.

Here are links to the Aug. 17 games:

Mt. Pleasant at Cox Mill

West Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Concord (audio issue on this broadcast, checking to see if the off-air recording has sound, if so we will post)

Here are the Aug. 24 broadcasts planned:

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Why we’re not free

The fee structure now in place from the N.C. High School Athletic Association for broadcasts make doing the games much more expensive for broadcasters like Radio Free Cabarrus. Prior to the fee structure RFC broadcast 60 to 80 games per year.

That would not be possible if RFC didn’t participate with the NFHS Network. Our plan for this school year is to get back to that number of games.

Our aim is to give greater exposure to our local teams and to give opportunities for young broadcasters. I know most of you understood our position and your support has been greatly appreciated.

This industry is changing quickly and we are trying to keep up with the times.

We look forward to another great football season. See you at the games!

Mark Plemmons, owner/general manager

Northwest Cabarrus rolled to a win over West Stanly in the opener Friday night.

Carolina Renaissance Festival now hiring

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance

Festival. Pirates, Nobles, Wenches and Knights – it takes a village of people to

organize the region’s largest costume party.

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis. Seasonal

employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission

tickets, greet guests, and more.

Job hunters can apply online at www.RenFestInfo.com or attend one of several

upcoming Job Fairs to be held at the Renaissance Festival fairgrounds located at

16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Job fair dates are:

  • Friday, August 24th – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, August 25th – 10am to 2pm
  • Friday, September 7th – 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday, September 8th – 10am to 2pm

Applicants should be prepared to produce documents showing they are able to

work in the United States, if hired. Resumes are appreciated but not required for

most positions. Questions can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com.

The Carolina Renaissance Festival celebrates 25 Years of Cheers weekends,

Saturdays and Sundays, September 29th through November 18th. The

interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair,

jousting tournament and feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family

adventure.

This information and more can be found online at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com

Concord Hall of Fame

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CHS HOF Nomination Form

The deadline for nominations this year is Sept. 7, 2018.

 

American Legion baseball

Concord Post 51 beats Mocksville 10-4 in American Legion Senior Baseball. Note there is no audio in the pregame and play-by-play picks up with the National Anthem and as the action begins. This game was played Friday, June 22, 2018.

704 Collegiate Showcase

The 704 Collegiate Showcase At South Rowan High SchooI – open to all high school players but geared toward 8th grades, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Players can test their football skills and fitness levels using NFL-style drills and precision measurement and training equipment.

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Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day, March 15, 2018, at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus. Serving all day through 7:30 p.m. We’re broadcasting live in the morning hours.

 

Cox Mill battles for the title

Listen to the Radio Free Cabarrus broadcast (audio only) of the game with Mark Plemmons, Chris Hudson and Shaked Bar-Tal. Cox Mill is trying for back to back state titles after winning in Chapel Hill a year ago. It could be three in a row for Cabarrus County aka #hoopsvillenc after Jay M. Robinson won the title two years ago.

The task will be tall for the Chargers, who have won 17 straight games. The opponent, Jacksonville’s Northside Monarchs, have won 59 straight games and are the defending state 2A champions. Tip is at 7:30 p.m (approximate). We’ll be on the air at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Wall to wall coverage by the Independent Tribune

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The Independent Tribune has extensive pregame coverage and will have photos and lots more on-line at Independenttribune.com

Jemal Horton and Henry Hutton, winners for N.C. Press Association Awards for their sports coverage, will be on hand to cover the game for the Independent Tribune.

On the Radio

Memories 98.3 FM and WTIX-AM 1410 in Concord will also broadcast the game.

Live streaming video on NFHS Network

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The NFHS Network broadcast is from the TV feed of the game.

The Cube is going away

A message from Mark Plemmons of Radio Free Cabarrus:

Today’s broadcast on The Cube by Radio Free Cabarrus will likely be our last broadcast on that platform. We appreciate all the help The Cube has provided these last few years since Larry Cotter recruited us to use their platform. The media world is constantly changing.

NFHS Network bought The Cube and The Cube will be shut down May 1. Many of the broadcasters are moving to the NFHS Network. Most of RFC’s broadcasts will be there, though we are looking at other possible platforms where we might broadcast live free games.

Even if we find a suitable platform most of our games will still be on NFHS Network due to the NCHSAA fee structure. We encourage those who can to became subscribers to NFHS Network. The cost is $9.95 per month. For those who can’t subscribe our games will be available to view free 72 hours after the event.

We appreciate the tremendous support of our listeners/viewers and will strive to improve and bring you exciting games and events.

 

South Piedmont Semi-finals

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast the semi-finals and the finals of the South Piedmont Conference Tournment on the NFHS Network.

Tuesday at Cox Mill

Concord versus Central Cabarrus girls 5:50 p.m. airtime

Jay M. Robinson versus Cox Mill boys 7:20 p.m. airtime

Thursday at Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus versus Jay M. Robinson girls 5:50 p.m. airtime

Concord versus Northwest Cabarrus boys 7:20 p.m. airtime

Radio Free Cabarrus will also broadcast the finals Friday night from Cox Mill.

Last Friday’s Porter Ridge-Hickory Ridge games

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