Studio Fast Facts

RacersReunion® Radio began airing music 24/7 in May of 2008.

The first live video broadcast was of the Old School race at the Music City Motorplex on July 18, 2008.  Old School Racing Champions and Lucky Dog Productions assisted with the live broadcast. 

The first live in-studio show broadcast was October 1, 2009.  Two shows aired live from Studio One:

  • Racing the Way it Was at 7 p.m. on Thursday’s which featured interview segments entitled “Racing Through History.”
  • Carolina Short Track at 8 p.m.  The name of the show was eventually changed to STARS Radio (Short Track Auto Racing Source).

The second live audio broadcast of a race was November 21, 2009 in Sumter, S.C., The Ed Gibbons/H.C Pritchard Memorial Race.

Making an Impact with host Free Pennington aired on Thursday's at 6 p.m. from March 4, 2010-April, 2012 and began airing again in Spring of 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday evenings.

Motor Week LIVE ! with Patrick Reynolds debuted on ZRN Thursday, June 3rd 2010 in the 9:00 p.m. time slot and moved to Monday’s at 7:00 p.m. in January, 2011.  On May 16, 2016, Motor Week Live became Speedway Report, which now airs at 7:30 p.m.

Racin’ and Rockin’ with   hosted by Bill Pratt aired on Friday’s beginning in July, 2010 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and moved to Monday’s in January, 2011 and later moved to the 8:00-9:00 p.m. time slot in December, 2012.  Associate producers Barb Santuccci and "Mr. Drag News" Bud DeBoer.

Racing Through History (aka The Goat Rodeo) hosted by Jeff Gilder moved from Thursday evening to Tuesday evening in December 2009 and continues to air from 7-8 p.m. as news events warrant.

STARS Radio hosted by Jerry Smith with co-host Jeff Gilder moved to Monday’s at 6 p.m. on September 10, 2012.  And moved to 7 p.m. in 2017.

The Wally Bell Show aired from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday’s from May, 2010 through December 2011.  Then to a one hour show from January 2012 through November 8, 2012.

Live broadcasting from Studio 2 began in May, 2010.

Live broadcasting from Studio 3 began on October 14, 2012.

Live broadcasting from Studio 4 began on November 4, 2013.

Live broadcasting from Studio 5 began on January 9, 2019 .

The Studio Cam was first introduced in January, 2011.

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