On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the North Carolina High Athletic Association presented awards to several coaches, administrators and media representatives in our state, and CBC Sports Radio Assistant Program Director James Alverson received the Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year Award.
The NCHSAA presented the awards at its 2015 Annual Meeting at the Dean E. Smith Center on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill. The award selections are based on “those ‘who have done the most for high school athletics’ rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding win-loss record.”
Alverson’s award is named for Tim Stevens, long time prep sports editor at the News and Observer in Raleigh. Stevens has been recognized nationally for his work covering high school athletics and is a member of the National High School Sports Hall of Fame.
“James has worked tirelessly on High School Sports for 5 years at our company with specialty radio and web shows, play by play, columns for CBC and much more as one of the premiere insiders in the state of North Carolina,” said CBC Sports Radio Operations Manager/Program Director Dennis Glasgow.
The NCHSAA put together the following profile of Alverson for the ceremony:
Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year: James Alverson of radio station 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh is a former high school football player at Lee County, where he lettered three years under coach Charlie Groves. A 2009 magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University in media communication, James is the play-by-play voice of high school football and basketball on 99.9 the Fan and Buzz Sports Radio and is the assistant program director on the three sports stations under the Capitol Broadcasting banner. He hosts the weekly HighSchoolOT wrap up show on Saturday mornings during football season and also has broadcasted college baseball and softball, professional soccer and ACC men’s and women’s basketball. He is an active member of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh.
“It’s clear that CBC has an unbelievably talented team of professionals covering High School Sports in North Carolina, and it’s plain to see with the success at HIghSchoolOT.com, WRALsportsfan.com and all that’s executed at sports radio,” said Glasgow.
Besides being a producer at 99.9 The Fan, Alverson also hosts High School OT Gamenight on 620 the Buzz every Friday night and hosts HighSchoolOT Wrap-up on Saturday mornings during the football season.