TUNE IN REMINDER – TEGNA’s Locked On Launches First Daily HBCU Podcast Initiative

by July 30, 2021

TEGNA Inc.’s Locked On, the leading local sports podcast network with daily shows for all “Big 4” professional sports leagues and major college programs is debuting Locked On HBCU, a podcast fully dedicated to HBCU sports and athletes on Monday, Aug. 2.

Locked On HBCU is dedicated to HBCU athletes, football and basketball and features correspondents across the HBCU landscape, including TEGNA on-air and sports talent. They will join host Reggie Flood of “The Big Tyme Sports Network” on New Orleans’ WBOK 1230 AM to cover each sport and team throughout The 107 – whether MEAC, SWAC, SIAC, CIAA, GCAC, or otherwise. Regardless of division or conference, Locked On HBCU will provide in-depth knowledge of each athletic program.

“We believe elevating Black collegiate sports and the voices that cover them is long overdue,” said Ross Jackson, Locked On’s college podcast channel coordinator and partnership manager. “On the field, hardwood, diamond, and in the bandstands, HBCU sports and culture is unparalleled, yet unsung.”

While Flood will headline Locked On HBCU, the podcast will feature on-air talent with an HBCU background and/or who are passionate about HBCU sports, including:

  • Mo Carter, sports director for WDZK (TEGNA’s Fox station in Huntsville, Ala.)
  • Lesli Foster, news anchor at WUSA (TEGNA’s CBS station in Washington, D.C.)
  • Ashley Holder, sports reporter at WGRZ (TEGNA’s NBC station in Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • Jeff Jones, sports director at KVUE (TEGNA’s ABC station in Austin, Texas)
  • Cory Mose, sports reporter at KWES (TEGNA’s NBC station in Midland-Odessa, Texas)
  • Arnold Payne, senior sports photojournalist at WFAA (TEGNA’s ABC station in Dallas, Texas)
  • David Schiele, sports reporter at WBIR (TEGNA’s NBC station in Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Allison Seymour, news anchor at WUSA (TEGNA’s CBS station in Washington, D.C.)
  • Reese Waters, on-air talent at “WUSA9 at 7 p.m.” (TEGNA’s CBS station in Washington, D.C.)

Locked On HBCU will be available across TEGNA markets and on the Audacy app, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Facebook Podcasts, Stitcher and other podcast platforms.

About Locked On

Founded in 2016, Locked On produces 180 podcasts, providing in-depth coverage of every NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL team plus major college sports teams. The leading sports podcast network publishes more than 650 podcast episodes each week, generating eight million listens a month. Its podcasts were downloaded more than 80 million times in 2020. Locked On also produces industry-leading, league-wide daily podcasts for fantasy sports, sports betting, the NFL Draft and national shows featuring industry-renowned writers, reporters and insiders. Power 5 college conference experts deliver daily podcasts for college basketball and football fans for each major conference. More information at lockedonpodcasts.com. 


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network, Twist and Quest. TEGNA offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.


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