In August, 2010, Matt Wyatt launched First Call with Matt Wyatt, a syndicated sports talk radio show in Mississippi. Wyatt is a former Southeastern Conference quarterback at Mississippi State University from 1996 – 1999. In April of 2011, Wyatt was named Color Analyst for the MState football broadcast crew, and will work alongside Jim Ellis and John Correro in that capacity beginning in the fall of 2011. Wyatt will also continue hosting the Mississippi State football pre-game and post-game shows, a role he’s held since the 2009 football season.
Wyatt began his media career as a sports anchor and reporter for WTVA Television in North Mississippi in 2001, and in 2006 made the jump into the broadcast booth for televised college football games on CSS, ESPNU, and Pay per View. Wyatt took his knowledge and experience as a player and a broadcaster to the radio airwaves in 2008, when he began hosting a daily, afternoon drive time sports talk show on a 100,000 watt FM station in North Mississippi called "The Sports Drive".
Raised in Alabama, and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Wyatt has a unique knowledge of all things SEC, especially the Iron Bowl rivalry between Alabama and Auburn, and the Egg Bowl rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Wyatt is married to Annabeth Freeman of Vicksburg, former Ole Miss homecoming queen 2000, and the couple are expecting their first child in August 2011.
In August, 2010, Richard Cross launched Sports Talk with Richard Cross, a syndicated sports talk radio show in Mississippi. Cross has over a decade of sports broadcasting experience in Mississippi and around the Southeast. As a former radio broadcaster with the Ole Miss Network, Cross has worked as a play by play announcer and a color commentator in football, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball.
In the television arena, Cross worked as the lead play by play announcer for Sun Belt Conference basketball on the Sun Belt Network, a joint venture between Comcast Sports Southeast and Cox Sports Television in 2010. In 2011 he has worked on Conference USA, Sun Belt Conference and SEC broadcasts as a play by play announcer for football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball.
Raised in Oxford, Mississippi, and a graduate of The University of Mississippi, Cross brings a wealth of regional knowledge and industry contacts to the Mississippi radio airwaves.
Cross is the recipient of 2 Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Gold Awards and has worked for Fox Sports Radio and the Sporting News Radio Network.
Cross is married to the former Jane Easley of Clarksdale, a pharmacist at The University of Mississippi. The couple had their first child, daughter Ava Montgomery, in May 2010. They have a dog named Chloe that calls all the shots.