New host of Tailgate Radio announced

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San Antonio TX, USA—Gameday Media Enterprises (GME) has announced that its flagship podcast, ​Tailgate Radio​, will have a new host leading into the 2018 American football season. Gylon (pronounced guy-lin) Jackson will take over the helm for long-time host ‘Grill Sergeant’ John Largent. Largent is stepping away from the microphone in order to focus on his role as CEO of Gameday Media.

Jackson plans to bring a host of new content, including an increased social media presence, additional video content to YouTube, Facebook Live, IGTV and live tailgate event coverage in parking lots across the country. “According to Synovate research, between 35 and 50 million people identify as ‘tailgaters’ and we plan on engaging these fans like never before. I am excited to take on this role as the new de facto leader of the #TailgateNation and look at this as a tremendous opportunity,” stated Jackson after the announcement was made at a press conference on July 3rd. Jackson currently co-hosts the San Antonio Spurs Post-Game show and has a background in culinary management and as a social media consultant.

Largent said,"I’ve had a blast hosting Tailgate Radio since 2009 and Gameday Media has experienced amazing growth over the past 18 months. After weighing the options, I have decided to focus my time and effort on our continued growth as a company. Gylon is going to be able to dedicate more time to develop relevant and entertaining content that I wouldn’t have been able to while also running the company.” Chief Content Officer Jason Barrera added, “We all feel he’s absolutely the right man for the job. He’s energetic, he’s knowledgeable and he’s an extremely entertaining host. Of everyone we interviewed for the position, we feel Gylon’s vision for expanding and growing Tailgate Radio was the best fit for our team."

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Gameday Media is a multi-platform, content driven company that delivers entertainment in the form of audio imaging through podcasts to business, healthcare, marketing, lifestyle, sports and gamer communities. Gameday Media produces leading podcasts including ​Tailgate Radio, The Sports Grind, The Family Brain, Fitness and Faith, League of Legends Radio and Voices for Aging ​available​ on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Spotify.

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