Craig Shemon joins 99.3 ESPN and brings almost 30 years of broadcast experience which includes stints as a major market nationally syndicated talk show host and NFL and college football, basketball and baseball play-by-play announcer.
Before arriving in Southwest Florida, Shemon co-hosted Fox Sports Radio’s nationally syndicated morning show based in Los Angeles. Afterward he was a nationally syndicated midday host at Yahoo! Sports Radio in Houston.
Along the way, Shemon did play-by-play for the NFL on Fox, NFL Europe on the NFL Network and college basketball on the Big Ten Network. Additional play-by-play duties included a seven year stint as the radio voice of The Citadel Military College’s football, basketball and baseball teams. While there he also hosted The Citadel’s weekly radio and TV coach’s shows.
Shemon’s other TV duties included a two year run as DirecTV’s studio host for MLB’s StrikeZone Channel. Along the way Shemon has covered numerous Super Bowls, BCS Championships, Final Fours, NBA Finals and All-Star Games, PGA and NASCAR events.
Shemon is an Associated Press winner for his play-by-play work in the state of Indiana and in 2012 Talkers Magazine named him to the Heavy Hundred of Sports Talk Radio.
Shemon is a graduate of Indiana University.
Gentry Thomas is a veteran to Southwest.
Florida Radio and got his start on the air in High School on B103.9. Now he comes back to 99.3 ESPN Radio after a 7 year hiatus where he was the Program Director and show host from 2004 to 2009. He has been on air with Fox News, Cat Country, 96 K-Rock, 1055 The Beat and has been the touring DJ for Shaquille O'Neal aka DJ Diesel. Gentry's Father is a Radio Personality and made sure his first toy as a kid was headphones and a microphone. With 20 years in the radio and promotions industry Thomas has worked with nearly every format and every role in the station. You can also find Gentry showcasing his love for Music DJing at some of the hottest clubs and parties.