For the first time in five years, the Vanderbilt Coach's Show is returning to Nashville television each Sunday evening this season.
Head Coach Derek Mason's first highlight show, hosted by long-time Commodore play-by-play announcer Joe Fisher is scheduled to air Sunday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 p.m., CT on Nashville's FOX 17. The station also will air the Vanderbilt Coach's Show each Sunday night through Commodore men's basketball season.
Mason and Fisher also will get together this Monday, Aug. 25 for the first Commodore Coach's Call-In Show. The weekly radio show, which starts at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-West End's Commodore Grille, will move to Monday nights after being staged on Thursdays for the last two years.
Each television show will feature highlights from Vanderbilt's previous game, Mason's thoughts on that game and the team's upcoming opponent, two-minute features on an array of Commodore student-athletes, and "Committed & Trained" videos that focus on the Commodores' coaching staff. The program will be re-aired without charge during the week on Vanderbilt Athletics' official website, vucommodores.com.
"As a sports leader, in the Nashville market, FOX 17 is thrilled to be working with and airing the Vanderbilt Coach's Show," FOX 17 Regional Promotion Supervisor Eric Dahl said. "Vanderbilt sports are a staple for Middle Tennessee, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them and bring their fans and our viewers the best coach's show possible."
Mason will share the stage with Fisher this Monday for his first call-in show from the Commodore Grille main stage. Vanderbilt fans are invited to attend the one-hour radio production or call the show with questions for the new head coach, who is preparing the Commodores for their season home opener against Temple on Thursday, Aug. 28.
The Call-In Show, which features weekly prizes for fans in attendance, is carried weekly on one of the nation's strongest radio signals in Vanderbilt's flagship station, Nashville's NewsRadio WLAC AM-1510. The AM station can be heard across middle America, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.