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Talkin’ Sports On Air: UWEC Grads Start Sports Radio Show, ‘The Chippewa Valley Pregame’

Two journalism graduates loved talking about sports. So they started a show on 105.1FM

words & photos by Parker Reed |

KICKING THINGS OFF. Adam Pearson (left) and Jon Fortier (right) recenty  launched their new sports radio show, “The Chippewa Valley Pregame” on 105.1 FM.
KICKING THINGS OFF. Adam Pearson (left) and Jon Fortier (right) recenty launched their new sports radio show, “The Chippewa Valley Pregame” on 105.1 FM. (Photo by Parker Reed)

Two longtime friends and co-hosts reunited to talk all things Chippewa Valley Sports.

Chi-Hi graduate Adam Pearson and Eau Claire North High School graduate Jon Fortier just launched a local sports talk radio show, “The Chippewa Valley Pregame,” on Sports Talk 105.1FM in Eau Claire. The two UW-Eau Claire alumni — who once co-hosted “The Final Whistle” on the university’s radio broadcast Blugold Radio Sunday debuted their show in late August, at 3pm on Fridays.

“We’re both local Chippewa Valley natives, and I think the audience is going to connect with that,” Fortier said. “We know the area, we know the schools, and we know what people want around here.”

We know the area, we know the schools, and we know what people want around here.

jon fortier

CHIPPEWA VALLEY PREGAME CO-HOST

“The Chippewa Valley Pregame” will be a one-hour talk radio program that will focus on local high school, college, and semi-professional teams such as the Eau Claire Cavalier and the Eau Claire Express baseball teams. Fortier and Pearson plan to cover local teams in depth, by highlighting specific players’ performances, rounding up game statistics, and interviewing players and coaches in-studio for more insight.

Another important aspect of the show the pair plans to include is to highlight lesser known/smaller schools in local conferences who haven’t received as much local media attention. “We’ve already built up a good foundation of chemistry through working together during college,” Pearson said. “We both like talking about sports, we both sound professional when we’re on the mic, and it will be nice to continuing building on that with each other. We keep each other in check, and we are efficient in working towards a common goal.”


Check out “The Chippewa Valley Pregame” on 105.1FM at 3pm on Fridays or online at wayyradio.com.