Cumulus Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone Launches New Podcast, “3 The Pro Way” on How to Move From One Career to Another Successfully
Kevin Dyson, Joey Kent, and Todd Campbell Share Inside Stories and Tips For Transforming Athletic Careers Into New Business Successes
Debut Episode Drops Today and Features Titans Legend Eddie George
NASHVILLE, TN, June 28, 2021 — 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, CUMULUS MEDIA’s premier Sports Talk radio station serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee, announces that it has launched a new podcast, “3 The Pro Way”, hosted by well-known Nashville sports figures Kevin Dyson, a former Titans Wide Receiver, and Joey Kent, a Vol For Life and former Titans Wide Receiver, and Todd Campbell, who played college football for Western Kentucky University. The podcast is the newest addition to the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network. The debut episode features guest Eddie George, former Tennessee Titans star, Heisman Trophy winner and current Head Coach of the Tennessee State Tigers.
“3 The Pro Way” shares the stories of the three African American athletes and business professionals, who have each transformed their respective athletic careers into different careers, allowing them to learn, grow and become successful through those unique paths. Kent, Dyson and Campbell will give advice and discuss concepts for how to successfully transition from one career to another. They will also welcome guests who have gone through similar career journeys to share their personal and professional perspectives and provide podcast listeners with helpful takeaways on how to transition from one career to an entirely new one.
Paul Mason, Program Director, 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, said: “When Kevin, Joey, and Todd first shared their ‘3 The Pro Way’ podcast idea, I knew the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network would be the perfect partner. I look forward to hearing a weekly conversation with different athletes and professionals on their career transitions. I am also excited to work with Todd, Joey, and Kevin in growing ‘3 The Pro Way’ within the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network.”
Kevin Dyson, Co-Host, “3 The Pro Way”, added: “Life is a journey filled with decisions and consequences that create life lessons for us to grow from. It is these life experiences that shape and mold us all; more specifically, our guests, who will share the stories of their individual journeys that led to their current success.”
Dyson is best known for his role in two historic NFL plays – the Music City Miracle and The Tackle. He has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, and currently serves as an
executive principal of a high school. Kevin is also a radio personality, and motivational speaker and presenter. He holds a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate in education.
Joey Kent, Co-Host, “3 The Pro Way”, remarked: “I’m excited about this opportunity to have in-depth conversations with athletes and professionals from the business realm. These conversations will focus on career transitions, but will also give the listener a peek behind the curtain of transformative experiences that have shaped their lives.”
Kent played for the Titans in 1999’s Super Bowl XXXIV. He has worked in the insurance industry, general sales, and is currently in pharmaceutical sales as Territory Area Manager. He is also a radio personality, as well as the co-owner and co-founder of That Legendary Play, a sports memorabilia company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Todd Campbell, Co-Host, “3 The Pro Way”, commented: “I love being able to listen to and share like experiences with those who have traveled a similar path to their perfect opportunity.”
Campbell has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, executive principal, and college professor. He currently serves as the CEO of a non-profit that helps students and families from at-risk neighborhoods. He is also a speaker and presenter on cultural diversity and educational leadership. He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in Education.
The 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network was launched in April, when the Nashville sports station announced that it had entered into a content partnership agreement with popular online sports information and entertainment destination, A to Z Sports. The agreement brings together the two biggest sports entertainment brands in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, allowing them to create and share unique, deep-dive sports content across their respective digital platforms, including streaming and on-demand content, podcasts, social media, and much more, plus live and local on-air programming on 104.5 The Zone and high-engagement live events for area sports fans.
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Hear the debut episode featuring Titans Legend Eddie George at https://omny.fm/shows/the-3-pro-way/eddie-george.
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