Local sports broadcasting and music legend Jerre Haskew returns to the airwaves this week on ESPN 105.1-FM The Zone’s “In The Zone” with Jim Gumm with his new program, “The Music Man on Mondays” airing from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays.
“I am excited and truly honored to return to my radio roots on ESPN,” Haskew said. “I’m also excited about reconnecting with thousands of sports fanatics in the greater Chattanooga area and across the nation via live stream who tune in to share our mutual passion for sports.”
Haskew is a native Chattanoogan, a graduate of Baylor School and UT. At the latter school in 1963, he founded The Cumberland Trio, which became a nationally renowned folk band.
In 1965, Haskew ventured into the banking business and for the next 15 years traveled the world before returning to Chattanooga in 1980 to become president and CEO of Commerce Union Bank (now Bank of America). In 1986, he founded his own venture capital and consulting firm, The Haskew Company, which acquired Guild Guitar, a premier American guitar manufacturer, where Haskew became president and CEO.
After selling Guild in 1990, Haskew leased time on a Chattanooga radio station and created a sports talk show which was named best sports talk show in Tennessee three times. In 2000, Haskew reunited with The Cumberland Trio and continues to perform as a singer-songwriter around the Southeast.