ESPN Upstate co-host Price Atkinson brings “Yards & Stripes: Service Academy Football” to Radio Influence

Radio Influence is pleased to welcome current ESPN Upstate radio co-host Price Atkinson and his new podcast, “YARDS AND STRIPES,” to the Radio Influence family beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Each Wednesday during the college football season, Atkinson will feature a podcast devoted strictly to the football programs of the three Service Academies. Each episode will feature storytelling from special guests who either played, coached, or is affiliated with one of the service academies. Along with his featured guests each week, Atkinson will hand out his game balls, answer questions from listeners, and close each episode with “Faces Of The Fallen,” honoring and remembering one former Army, Navy, or Air Force student-athlete killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting our nation’s freedom.

“Partnering up with Price for ‘Yards And Stripes’ was a no brainer,” said Jerry Petuck, CEO of Radio Influence. “It’s an honor for us to be affiliated with a program that not only celebrates our soldiers but also gives them a chance to take a break away from the day’s realities and be entertained while rooting on their fellow soldiers on the gridiron. It’s the least we could do for everything they give for us. God bless them and their families.”

“College football at Army, Navy, and Air Force is unique, special, and different than anywhere else on Saturdays in the fall, which I learned with firsthand experience,” said Atkinson after working four years at the Naval Academy. “For only the second time in history, all three schools qualified for bowl games last year and both are poised for big seasons again in 2017. I’m fired up to equally feature and cover all three programs from the season’s start to its postseason conclusion on ‘Yards And Stripes.’ My hope and goal is not only to reach fans of the three teams but also veterans and their families from each branch as well as active duty military personnel serving here at home and overseas.”

Atkinson spent the last-three seasons co-hosting the Clemson football postgame show on 93.3 The Planet and has been with ESPN Upstate since April 2014. He’s an active member of the Football Writers Association of America and the United States Basketball Writers Association.

“YARDS AND STRIPES” will debut Wednesday, August 16, 2017 on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Play, and

The Radio Influence family of shows include a variety of both terrestrial radio hosts and established internet providing a great mix and different perspectives on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and more. All programs can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Play, and

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