About Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia

The Fast Break Sports Network’s “Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia” is your most comprehensive source for West Virginia high school basketball on the radio dial. West Virginia’s only live syndicated high school basketball program provides coverage and recaps from high school gymnasiums from the coalfields to the panhandles.

Hosts Ryan Epling, Coach Ric Morrone, James Collier and guests provide fans with continuous score updates, interviews, and analysis of the evening’s games along with recaps of high school basketball games that were played throughout the week.

Originating from the WMUL-FM studios on Marshall University’s Huntington campus, “Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia” airs each Friday night from 9:00 p.m. until midnight.

The Fast Break Sports Network crew works behind the scenes with play-by-play crews, correspondents, coaches and statisticians across West Virginia to make certain all the scores are continually updated for our radio listeners and website viewers.

“Basketball Night,” as the hosts commonly call it, first hit the airwaves in December 2013. Every live episode is produced entirely by student and volunteer broadcasters.

MEET THE CREW

 

Ryan Epling

Ryan is a graduate of Marshall and began as the voice of the Wayne Pioneers at the age of 16. Ryan has been heard on many Marshall sports broadcasts and has called games for local high school teams. Ryan is considered to be a walking encyclopedia of high school sports. He has media contacts throughout the state who participate in the show. Ryan is employed by WSAZ-TV in Huntington. He continues working with Marshall Athletics and also with WFGH-FM, where he serves as the voice of the Wayne Pioneers.

Ryan is a graduate of Marshall and began as the voice of the Wayne Pioneers at the age of 16. Ryan has been heard on many Marshall sports broadcasts and has called games for local high school teams. Ryan is considered to be a walking encyclopedia of high school sports. He has media contacts throughout the state who participate in the show. Ryan is employed by WSAZ-TV in Huntington. He continues working with Marshall Athletics and also with WFGH-FM, where he serves as the voice of the Wayne Pioneers.
 Ric Morrone

Ric Morrone

Ric is in his 24th year as the head coach of the Tolsia Lady Rebels and has been a guest host on local radio sports programs in the Tri-State area. A graduate of Marshall, Coach Morrone is employed by the Wayne County Board of Education as both a coach and educator. Coach Morrone has a large network of coaches and players throughout West Virginia who actively participate in the program. As a current coach, Morrone brings a unique perspective to listeners.

 

Fred Damron

Fred is the general manager of WFGH-FM 90.7, a Basketball Night affiliate station in Fort Gay, WV. During Basketball Night shows, Fred takes over the airwaves during breaks and reads tweet and emails from basketball fans across West Virginia. Fred also acts as Basketball Night’s official technology czar, bringing a radio station’s worth of equipment to every show to make things run smoothly.

 

 Fred Damron
 Marcus Constantino

Marcus Constantino

Marcus is a Marshall journalism graduate and former reporter and personality at WMUL-FM in Huntington. Marcus directs the Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia live video production and manages the 10,000+ games in the basketballnight.com database. He makes sure scores freely flow during Basketball Friday Night shows and throughout the week online.