In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew sat down with 93.7 the Fan’s Chris Mack to take in his story and hear about his thoughts on the Pirates’ 2021 season.
“I wanted to be the host of SportsCenter,” 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack told his high school teacher when he was asked what career he saw himself in. This dream fueled his passion and drive to break into the business and helped lead him to covering the Pittsburgh Pirates.
After college Mack looked for any opportunity to get his career off the ground, which included a chance meeting of his boss-to-be at a department store. Through different experiences such as PA announcing, work with the University of Pittsburgh, and his time at ESPN, Mack found himself with a chance to do Pirates pre and post game coverage for 93.7 The Fan.
Throughout the episode Chris tells stories about his time with the team, and the most meaningful moments inside the clubhouse during that stretch. He relives one particular experience from 2018, the day Chris Archer became a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mack recounts the feeling inside Pittsburgh’s locker room that afternoon, and the eire moments that followed.
When considered how to present yourself, many different factors come to mind. Mack describes his radio personality, and how it came to be.
As someone that covers all Pittsburgh sports, Mack knows the ups and downs and key differences between the way each sport is accepted in the Steele City. He talks about his experiences with Pittsburgh fans as the episode continues, and shares some of his favorite memories on air.
To close out the show, Mack gives his expectations for the Pirates in 2021 and moving forward. He highlights the highs and lows of this past season, and gets you ready for Spring Training, now less than a month away.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, Rum Bunter Radio episode 39 is here, and filled with personality.