The Franchise 107.7 FM adds St. Louis sportscaster to afternoon drive show

David Garrett will become primary host of 7-9 p.m. station's programming
by Mel Bracht Published: January 17, 2014

Tyler Media has added former St. Louis sportscaster Zach McCrite to The Franchise 107.7 FM's afternoon drive show, “Casillas & Company,” with Tony Casillas. McCrite, who previously worked at 101 ESPN/St. Louis, has more than 18 years of TV and radio experience.

David Garrett, the current co-host of “Casillas & Company,” will be expanding his role with The Franchise to be primary show host of 7-9 p.m. programming. Garrett also will lead The Franchise's pregame and postgame Oklahoma City Thunder coverage.

McCrite, a graduate of Indiana University Southeast, was dropped from 101 ESPN in November during programming changes at the station. For the past two years, he has been on the Talkers Magazine Top 100 Sports Talk Show Hosts in America list. His new competition on the Sports Animal radio network, Jim Traber, also ranks on the list.

In the fall Arbitron ratings book, the Sports Animal ranked fourth in afternoon drive in the coveted 25 to 54 demographic and The Franchise was No. 12.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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