CHUCK FREEBY - Indiana’s 2017 Sportscaster of the Year, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered expanded high school television coverage with “Friday Night Flights” during football season and “Roundball Roundup” for basketball.
Now, Chuck has served for over 14 years as Sports Director at WHME-TV 46 where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, including Notre Dame athletics on PULSE-FM and their HD.2 frequencies, and provides morning sports reports and co-hosting duties on Pulse FM.
You can also catch Chuck locally in the South Bend area before every Notre Dame Football home game on WNDU-TV with “Countdown to Kickoff”.
Chuck and his wife, Diane, have been married 27 years and are parents of six children: Peter (25), Christopher (24), Mary (22), Jeanie (20), Rosie (20) and T.J. (16). They live in South Bend, with their schnoodle, Skipper.
COREY MANN - I was born in Benton Harbor , MI , moved to South Bend , IN in 1991, and made Michiana home. In ’94, Debbie and I got married and we live in Granger, IN!
My wife cuts hair at her salon in our home, and she works with incoming students at a local Beauty College. Chloe (my oldest) is a graduate of Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana and is getting married in 2019.. Caleb (my youngest), is in 6th grade and loves Star Wars, Legos, Xbox, and family activities. He currently runs cross-country because I make him.
I started in mainstream radio in 1988. Alongside waking up early for the morning show on Pulse FM in South Bend, Indiana, (92.1, 96.9, 103.1) I published my first kid’s book in 2016, with more on the way. I also host “What Else with Corey Mann” podcast on the Studio DNA Network. Oh, and more thing. I know absolutely nothing about sports.
2018 – Leader Publications Best of the Best Local DJ / Personality of the year
2011 – CMB Air-Personality of the Year
South Bend Cubs GM Joe Hart joins the Yak, plus plenty of local sports chatter, and a new game you are sure to enjoy.
A review of the Notre Dame Blue/Gold Game, thoughts on the NFL draft, and our pal Mark McGill makes his Wrigley Field debut as the new P.A. Announcer.
NFL Draft chatter, plus Chuck has his eye on a particular horse for the Kentucky Derby this weekend.
Our guest is Pete Sampson from The Athletic and a look at Notre Dame spring football, plus if you want a rant, Chuck has a rant against Major League Baseball.
Is this episode ‘terrific’ like ‘Tom Terrific’? Maybe. Cubs, NBA, local baseball, overrated/underrated, and the birth of a new ‘bracket’ idea for the summer of 2021.
Notre Dame and Indiana each other in football again…..in a decade. Spring practice is underway, a new P.A. Announcer is wanted on campus, and Chuck honors a friend.
I have never been I interested in podcasts until I decided to give the Yakk a try and I love it!! In the past 4 weeks or so I have caught and listened most of the 50 shows you have produced.
Cory does a great job of setting the pace of the show and Chuck hits it out of the park with nuggets you won’t get anywhere else. Keep up the great work and the variety.
What more do you want!? Corey Mann and legendary Chuck Freeby aka uncle Chuck. They hit on local sports and everything else. Love it!
Love the educational bantering. Adds more “useless information” to my knowledge base. I love it!!!