When we debuted on St. Patrick's Day 2012, the obvious question was whether or not our show would gain a solid foundation of followers.

Did community athletic rivalries still captivate people like in generations past? Would listeners identify with a high school senior describing how he juggles the pressures of chasing a state title and persistent college recruiting?

These are the answers we've attempted to uncover in the past 11 months and thus far the results have been humbling. South Jersey truly has a dedicated group of loyal sports supporters who contribute all they can for the betterment of our region's young athletes.

Our guests have come from every end of the athletic spectrum.

Two-time Olympian Carli Lloyd discussed her thrilling journey in the sport of soccer.

Eric LeGrand, a personal hero of mine, joined us for a memorable conversation in September. Carli Lloyd, the only Olympian to ever score game-winning goals in two gold medal matches, proudly displayed her South Jersey roots on the show.

We've welcomed in plenty of studio guests along the way, including state basketball champions and football standouts like Cedar Creek quarterback Damon Mitchell.

The heartfelt responses we've received after interviews and High School Athlete of the Week votes have been overwhelming. This show is a community effort and I'm just happy to be in the driver's seat.

An immediate expansion to the three-hour broadcast (9-12 a.m.) gives us a greater opportunity to welcome in more guests, go in-depth on a wider variety of subjects and open the phone lines to allow our listeners a chance to join the discussion.

Cedar Creek football players joined the party during their bye week.

The support of our audience and the fine folks at Townsquare Media is tremendously appreciated. Mike Gill develped the concept and producer Scott Uhing has been on point every step of the way.

Tune in 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays for the latest and greatest in local sports action. From the beach to the basketball court, we've got South Jersey covered.

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