After spending the better part of nearly three decades on the Nashville radio airwaves, sports talk show host George Plaster is ready for a new career challenge. The popular local personality has confirmed that he will leave his position as host of the afternoon show “Sports Night” on The Game 102.5-FM, in order to become the associate athletics director for marketing at Belmont.
Plaster said that the opportunity to join forces with new Belmont athletics director Scott Corley was one he couldn’t pass up. The two men have been close friends for a long time.
“I’ve never had a 9-to-5 job in my life so this is a radical switch for me,” Plaster told The Tennessean. “When Scott approached me with it, the wheels started turning and the more that I kept thinking about it, I was like, ‘This is getting you stirred up. This is something that’s right down your alley.’ There’s just a comfort level with everything about this. It’s probably the one scenario that I would’ve considered leaving radio.”
Plaster acknowledged that he has spoken to Bud Walters, owner of The Game 102.5-FM, about remaining involved as a contributor. However, no role has been finalized as of yet.
During his radio career, Plaster has worked for WTN 99.7-FM, WGFX 104.5-FM, and as the radio play-by-play voice for Vanderbilt, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky, the Nashville Sounds and Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League. He has been a mainstay on The Game since 2011 where he’s worked alongside Willy Daunic and former Titans General Manager Floyd Reese.
To read the radio station’s official announcement click here.