Here’s the press-release:
Pepper Joins Bolles Football Broadcast Team
Veteran broadcaster Cole Pepper has been selected as the play-by-play announcer for the varsity football game radio broadcasts at The Bolles School. Pepper has been a fixture on the Jacksonville sports scene since 1996. He joins Chris Verlander on the Bolles broadcast team.
Cole served as the studio host for the Jaguars Radio Network, Sports Director for WOKV radio, radio play-by-play voice for Jacksonville University football, basketball and baseball, the Jacksonville Suns (AA-Southern League) and Tomcats (af2). He’s also been the television play-by-play man for Jacksonville University football and the Jacksonville Sharks (Arena Football League). He has served as fill-in sports anchor on First Coast News and currently, on WJXT Channel 4 as well.
Cole moved from his hometown of Kansas City to Jacksonville in November of 1996 to start the sports radio station AM 600 The Ball (WBWL-AM) and later was promoted to sports director role at WBWL’s sister station, WOKV. In his career, he’s won more than a dozen Associated Press radio awards from the Florida Association of Broadcasters, including three times winning “Best Sportscast in Florida.”
“We are pleased to bring a professional of Cole Pepper’s caliber to the Bolles football broadcasts,” Bolles Associate Head of School/Advancement Bob Wenzel said. “In addition to being a familiar name to local sports radio listeners, he allows us to continue to provide Bolles fans with quality play-by-play of another exciting Bulldog football season.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the most significant high school football program in our area,” Pepper said. “I’m looking forward to learning from the great Corky Rogers and can’t wait to bring the action of another run to a state title to all of the Bolles community and fans here in Jacksonville and around the world.”
The Bolles varsity football broadcasts can be heard on Sports Radio 930 (930 AM and 106.9 FM) this fall, as well as on the internet. The pregame show starts at 7 p.m. and game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. In addition to Pepper’s play-by-play, Verlander will serve as color analyst.