Friday September 5th 2014 – Today marks a historic day in Coffee County broadcasting history as tonight Thunder Radio’s own Lucky Knott will deliver his 3000th sports broadcast as the Coffee County Red Raiders take on Columbia.
Lucky began his sports broadcasting career in 1983 when he took to the airwaves in Nashville to deliver an account of a state championship basketball tournament on WEPG for the folks back home in South Pittsburg.
In addition to football Knott has provided radio and television play by play action for baseball, softball, basketball, track, wrestling, volleyball and soccer games from little league to the college level. He even did a live broadcast of a lawn mower race just to round out his repertoire.
Knott graduated from the Professional Academy of Broadcasting in Knoxville and was guided by the legendary sports broadcaster John Ward who told him many years ago “Your mouth is a paintbrush, paint the picture on the radio for your listeners” This has been a key bit of knowledge Lucky admits he has never forgotten.
We at Thunder Radio want to give a big giant congratulations to Lucky Knott on his historic achievement! Lucky, we are proud of you and are so blessed to have you on our team at Thunder Radio!!
Lucky can also be heard daily on Thunder Radios local news coverage, his own program “Straight Talk” , he is the voice of the Coffee County Red Raider football, softball and baseball teams and the Motlow College basketball broadcasts.