Our September 8th Speaker Joe Moore is the co-anchor for MRN Radio’s NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series broadcasts. The Wilmington, N.C., native joined MRN in 1979 and for many years was a turn announcer.
Moore first worked for a local radio station as a disc jockey for WGNI in Wilmington. The radio station helped with promotions for a local racetrack in Hampton, Va. The promoter of the track, Joe Carver, suggested Moore work for the network. He thought it would be prestigious for his track to have an announcer for MRN. Moore persuaded Mike Joy, who was running the network at the time, to give him an audition in 1979.
“Working with MRN Radio is a dream come true,” Moore says. “I worked for American Forces Radio and TV Service in Thailand for two years when I was in the Army. I used to run the board when MRN was doing the broadcast. It was on Monday morning because of the time difference. The troops loved to hear the races. I remember sitting there thinking, ‘Wow, I would love to be able to work with MRN.’ I thought it was out of my reach.”
KEY TO BROADCAST SUCCESS: “Keeping a perspective of who your listener is and what they need to hear. We have guys in the turns, commercials, promos that have to be read. Our job is to sew it together where it’s a smooth flow.”