Beasley Sports “99.3 ESPN” WWCN Fort Myers Beach FL has named Pete Sheppard as new co-host of its afternoon show with Craig Sheman.
Sheppard joins WWCN from New England where he worked at multiple stations including Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM and “NBC Sports 1510” WUFC Boston and “ESPN New Hampshire” WGHM Nashua. Shemon joined WWCN in April to fill the hole created by the exit of David Moulton earlier this year.
Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has named Pete Sheppard as the new afternoon drive co-host with Craig Shemon 99.3 ESPN/WWCN-FM in Fort Myers-Naples, Florida. He began his new position on May 22, 2017.
“I am so excited to be part of the ESPN SWFL 99.3FM family and to be working afternoon drive from 2-6pm with Craig Shemon,” said Sheppard. “Our show will be highly energetic, informative and entertaining!”
“Pete Sheppard lacing up with Craig Shemon has just turned a great afternoon show into a major market heavy weight afternoon show overnight,” said Operations Manager Adam Star. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this new show was syndicated a year from now. Sheman and Sheppard are the real deal!”
Celebrating his 29th year in broadcasting, Sheppard most recently worked at WEEI in Boston, where he served as a part time fill-in on air personality for various day-parts on the station. In addition, he hosted NFL Sunday’s 4 hour pre-game show for the New England Patriots, as well as provided an in depth look at the rest of the NFL.
Previous to that, the radio sports veteran was part of the highly rated “The Big Show” in afternoon drive at WEEI and also hosted “The Real Post Game Show” with former NFL players Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie for 11 years.
A 1985 Graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School and Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 1988, he began his career working at several stations in Rhode Island and Connecticut, before eventually moving to Massachusetts in 1990.