Kevin McCrarey – Sports Director
Known as “K-Mac” to sports fans across the Palmetto State, Kevin was born in southern California but has spent the past 20 years living and breathing sports in South Carolina. Now his only ties to the west coast are his undying love of the Dodgers and Lakers. As a youngster, Kevin fell in love with radio listening to AM talk shows every night in his bedroom and dreaming of being on the air himself one day. He started living his dream when he joined the South Carolina Radio Network immediately after he earned his degree in broadcast journalism. Over the past ten years Kevin has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the Independence Bowl. Known for his strong passion and opinions, Kevin spent several years as a co-host on the SportsTalk Radio Network with Phil Kornblut. In 2010, Kevin was promoted to Sports Director of the South Carolina Radio Network and, although he still contributes to SportsTalk, his main focus is producing daily morning and afternoon drive time reports to SCRN’s affiliate stations. Kevin cites his wife Lauren and his pug dog, Boss, as his biggest supporters.
Tom Hayes – Sports Anchor
Keeping a keen eye on the SC Statehouse by day, Tom turns into his alter ego “the Professor, aka the Pro” by night sharing his insightful musings about the Palmetto State sports world on the long running, statewide “Sportstalk” show from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. At the University of South Carolina Tom served as early morning news anchor on the campus radio station. After college Tom turned his sights toward television, working as a news reporter with WOLO-TV in Columbia and WSPA-TV in Spartanburg. After serving as Director of Public Relations and Publications at Voorhees College in his hometown of Denmark for eight years, Tom returned to Columbia to revive his radio career in the rapidly growing genre of sports talk radio, working the morning drive at the Ticket 98.5. Sports Radio 1400 and ESPN Radio 1230, while serving as producer of Sportstalk.
An unabashed sports fan, movie and jazz buff, Tom enjoys keeping his co-workers loose and questioning his sanity by making “off the wall” statements and reciting lines from old Bogart movies. Tom’s motto, “I don’t take myself seriously, I take my work seriously.”
Matt Long – Managing Editor
When he first arrived at the South Carolina Radio Network in 2006, Matt Long was a lowly intern who reported on football recruiting. He’s since run the gamut at the Network, serving as a sports reporter, producer, high school football show host, and weekend anchor. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and remains a hardcore Gamecock fan, which is both a blessing and a curse (as most USC grads know).
Matt covers the State House of Representatives during the General Assembly session and each day makes sure the network’s 24 newscasts a day are top-notch. He visits sports radio occasionally. He announced high school football and basketball games while still in college and has also sacrificed several summers as the Columbia Blowfish play-by-play man. He is also the PA announcer for USC volleyball games.
The oldest of six children, he enjoys reading about history and politics – a fun hobby in a state like South Carolina.
Bill Dubensky – News Reporter
A native of Punxsutawney, PA, Bill got his start in broadcasting in 1984 by doing radio commercials for his mother’s small ice cream shop, which was in a mall in Punxsutawney. Two years later he got his first “paying job” in the business at WPXZ in Punxsutawney.
Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has worked in news at stations in Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, Virginia and a statewide network in Albany, NY. He has won various awards throughout his career and while in Virginia he was a board member and past president of the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Some of the high points of Bill’s career so far have been at Ground Zero in Manhattan on the fourth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Covering the full-time state legislature of New York. While in Virginia being the only one in the newsroom providing coverage after an earthquake in 2011. And his very busy first year in South Carolina.
Bill likes to jog and walk in his spare time and enjoy a good slice of pizza every now and then.