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CHUCK FREEBY - Indiana’s 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered expanded high school television coverage with “Friday Night Flights” during football season and “Roundball Roundup” for basketball. Now, Chuck has served for over 14 years as Sports Director at WHME-TV 46 where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, including Notre Dame athletics on PULSE-FM and their HD.2 frequencies, and provides morning sports reports and co-hosting duties on Pulse FM. You can also catch Chuck locally in the South Bend area before every Notre Dame Football home game on WNDU-TV with “Countdown to Kickoff”. Chuck and his wife, Diane, have been married 27 years and are parents of six children: Peter (25), Christopher (24), Mary (22), Jeanie (20), Rosie (20) and T.J. (16). They live in South Bend, with their schnoodle, Skipper. COREY MANN - I was born in Benton Harbor , MI , moved to South Bend , IN in 1991, and made Michiana home. In ’94, Debbie and I got married and we live in Granger, IN! My wife cuts hair at her salon in our home, and she works with incoming students at a local Beauty College. Chloe (my oldest) is a graduate of Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana and is getting married in 2019.. Caleb (my youngest), is in 6th grade and loves Star Wars, Legos, Xbox, and family activities. He currently runs cross-country because I make him. I started in mainstream radio in 1988. Alongside waking up early for the morning show on Pulse FM in South Bend, Indiana, (92.1, 96.9, 103.1) I published my first kid’s book in 2016, with more on the way. I also host “What Else with Corey Mann” podcast on the Studio DNA Network. Oh, and more thing. I know absolutely nothing about sports. 2018 – Leader Publications Best of the Best Local DJ / Personality of the year 2011 – CMB Air-Personality of the Year

CHUCK FREEBY - Indiana’s 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered expanded high school television coverage with “Friday Night Flights” during football season and “Roundball Roundup” for basketball. Now, Chuck has served for over 14 years as Sports Director at WHME-TV 46 where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, including Notre Dame athletics on PULSE-FM and their HD.2 frequencies, and provides morning sports reports and co-hosting duties on Pulse FM. You can also catch Chuck locally in the South Bend area before every Notre Dame Football home game on WNDU-TV with “Countdown to Kickoff”. Chuck and his wife, Diane, have been married 27 years and are parents of six children: Peter (25), Christopher (24), Mary (22), Jeanie (20), Rosie (20) and T.J. (16). They live in South Bend, with their schnoodle, Skipper. COREY MANN - I was born in Benton Harbor , MI , moved to South Bend , IN in 1991, and made Michiana home. In ’94, Debbie and I got married and we live in Granger, IN! My wife cuts hair at her salon in our home, and she works with incoming students at a local Beauty College. Chloe (my oldest) is a graduate of Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana and is getting married in 2019.. Caleb (my youngest), is in 6th grade and loves Star Wars, Legos, Xbox, and family activities. He currently runs cross-country because I make him. I started in mainstream radio in 1988. Alongside waking up early for the morning show on Pulse FM in South Bend, Indiana, (92.1, 96.9, 103.1) I published my first kid’s book in 2016, with more on the way. I also host “What Else with Corey Mann” podcast on the Studio DNA Network. Oh, and more thing. I know absolutely nothing about sports. 2018 – Leader Publications Best of the Best Local DJ / Personality of the year 2011 – CMB Air-Personality of the Year
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CHUCK FREEBY - Indiana’s 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered expanded high school television coverage with “Friday Night Flights” during football season and “Roundball Roundup” for basketball. Now, Chuck has served for over 14 years as Sports Director at WHME-TV 46 where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, including Notre Dame athletics on PULSE-FM and their HD.2 frequencies, and provides morning sports reports and co-hosting duties on Pulse FM. You can also catch Chuck locally in the South Bend area before every Notre Dame Football home game on WNDU-TV with “Countdown to Kickoff”. Chuck and his wife, Diane, have been married 27 years and are parents of six children: Peter (25), Christopher (24), Mary (22), Jeanie (20), Rosie (20) and T.J. (16). They live in South Bend, with their schnoodle, Skipper. COREY MANN - I was born in Benton Harbor , MI , moved to South Bend , IN in 1991, and made Michiana home. In ’94, Debbie and I got married and we live in Granger, IN! My wife cuts hair at her salon in our home, and she works with incoming students at a local Beauty College. Chloe (my oldest) is a graduate of Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana and is getting married in 2019.. Caleb (my youngest), is in 6th grade and loves Star Wars, Legos, Xbox, and family activities. He currently runs cross-country because I make him. I started in mainstream radio in 1988. Alongside waking up early for the morning show on Pulse FM in South Bend, Indiana, (92.1, 96.9, 103.1) I published my first kid’s book in 2016, with more on the way. I also host “What Else with Corey Mann” podcast on the Studio DNA Network. Oh, and more thing. I know absolutely nothing about sports. 2018 – Leader Publications Best of the Best Local DJ / Personality of the year 2011 – CMB Air-Personality of the Year

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Episodes

Episode 98

5/24/2019
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Notre Dame Football gets THE recruit, Cubs lose, Tigers stink, Indy 500 weekend, are there any decent songs in 1998, and the origin of “Ooga Looga”.

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 97

5/22/2019
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Will the Cubs have a spot for Ben Zobrist when he comes back? Are the Warriors of today the Bulls of the 90’s? What can we expect from the Blues Brothers in hockey, a local homeboy wins Big Ten Player of the Year, and what’s your favorite song from 1997? Find out on today’s episode.

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 96

5/17/2019
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This episode of Sports Yak answers the question, “What’s it like inside the costume of an NFL mascot?” Our old friend Mike Franz is back in the Bend, but this time he is now the Baltimore Raven’s mascot “Poe” the Raven, (or at least one of them.) Let us take you inside his early beginnings as a local mascot in South Bend to one of the biggest stages a mascot can dance upon. Also, do you have a favorite song from 1996? Despite loathing the decade, we do. Take a listen!

Duration:00:35:34

Episode 95

5/15/2019
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Our thoughts on the NBC Ping Pong Ball Experience, One Curry is much better than the other, Kyle Hendricks can throw and apparently hit, a podcast within the podcast about “Weather Night” with the White Sox, and a one-on-one chat with South Bend Cubs President Joe “Gotta Have” Hart, we’ll answer a listener email, plus Corey reminds you how much he hates 90’s music.

Duration:00:31:12

Episode 94

5/13/2019
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Strap in Yakksters, there’s a lot of information to pass along in this episode. Local coaching changes, Beilein heads to Cleveland, Cubs win, Chuck throws out the first pitch, we learn the Franz Klammer story, and a couple of song favorites from 1994.

Duration:00:42:08

Episode 93

5/8/2019
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Kris Bryant is awesome, so is Mike Fiers, ‘the horse has a cough’, Mike Brey loses another player, what’s your walk-up music in baseball, favorite songs from 1993, and more. Email us thesportsyakk@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 92

5/6/2019
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The Chicago Cubs are #1! (for now) One heck of a horse race, Louisville slugs Notre Dame again, NBA playoffs, and what was our (and your) favorite song(s) of 1992?

Duration:00:28:45

Episode 91

5/3/2019
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The Chicago Cubs head into a big weekend with the Cardinals, plus Russell’s game suspension is up – what’s next? There’s a big ol’ horse race this weekend, Chuck loved him some horsed back in the day, a classic race call, and our favorite song(s) from the 90’s.

Duration:00:27:31

Episode 90

5/1/2019
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Lots of chatter about the IHSAA Sectionals for high school sports, plus favorite songs from 1990.

Duration:00:34:12

Episode 89 - Ditka

4/29/2019
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We talk weekend basketball, baseball, final NFL draft choices, ISHAA news breaking, and what our favorite song(s) from 1989 are.

Duration:00:26:03

Episode 88

4/26/2019
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What was meant to be a short podcast turns into the guys coming down with a case of “Chatty Kathy”, the NFL Draft, Whitko has a new coach and he’s a familiar name, Cubs lost, Corey airs out some Avengers: Endgame thoughts, (with some possible spoilers but not really), Sportscsaster Camp with Chuck, (“Less is More”), and what’s your favorite song from 1988?

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 87

4/25/2019
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A local basketball player is heading to West Lafayette, big time soccer is coming to South Bend, 32 young men become millionaires tonight, Bethel Basketball has a new coach, Cubs win, Corey got last minute tickets to the biggest movie of year (so far), and what’s your favorite song from 1987?

Duration:00:42:14

Episode 86

4/22/2019
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Cubs go 2-3 in Chicago this weekend, Pacers are done, what’s going on with Wawasee coaching, do the Pilots have a new basketball coach yet at Bethel, and what’s a great song from 1986? All this yakking waiting for you, thanks for downloading.

Duration:00:28:47

Episode 85

4/17/2019
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It’s the Chuck Freeby Birthday episode! Email Chuck a birthday wish at sportsyakk@gmail.com or on TWITTER @46Sports @sportsyakk . We chat about a Cubs player rehabbing in South Bend, Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, now who’s the richest player in the NFL, what jersey will Zion wear for the NBA, and the best song of 1985 is?

Duration:00:26:16

Episode 84

4/15/2019
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Chuck’s thoughts on the Notre Dame Football Blue/Gold Game, former Basketball Coach John McCloud has passed away, and an exclusive Yak-Chat with incoming Bethel College Athletic Director Tony Natali on the school’s search for a new head basketball coach, and more.

Duration:00:42:45

Episode 83

4/12/2019
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It’s the Blue/Gold Game this weekend as fans get to see what the Irish football team has been up to during spring practice. Golf fans love Masters weekend, Corey puts his foot in his mouth 2 times this episode, baseball professionally and locally, Corey has a Netflix documentary he endorses, plus Chuck’s Sportscaster Camp “Pay Attention to Detail”, and finally – what’s our favorite song from 1983.

Duration:00:41:03

Episode 82

4/10/2019
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2019 Indiana Sportscast Hall of Famer Chuck Freeby is back and on the YAK! This episode’s topics, could there be 5 Notre Dame Women’s Basketball players in tonight’s WNBA draft? Tony Bennett and Virginia win a national championship, lots of news from the NBA including Magic Johnson resigning from the Lakers head office, the podcast within the podcast “RANT” happens when Chuck doesn’t like what he is seeing with the Chicago Cubs, what 1982 songs truly rule, and Corey gets freaked out about...

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 81

4/8/2019
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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball loses to Baylor, Bob Nagle has a post-game wrap up, Chuck wins an award, (again), and Joe Hart from the South Bend Cubs stops by.

Duration:00:21:31

Episode 80

3/29/2019
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- (02:05) The Jerry Rice Episode - (03:40) College Basketball - (12:05) Opening Day of Baseball - (20:40) ND Hockey - (24:49) Sportscaster’s Camp

Duration:00:30:08

Episode 79

3/27/2019
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(01:31) College Basketball (05:21) McDonald’s All Star Game (07:32) Purdue vs. Tennessee (11:38) Rule Changes in the NFL (14:00) Baseball (22:16) Star Trek Local News

Duration:00:31:39