‘Huge’ Show coming to Ferris on Friday for football preview

BIG RAPIDS — Michigan’s most popular sports talk show will broadcast live from the Ferris State University campus on Friday as “The Huge Show” airs from the University Center in Big Rapids.

Ferris State University students, alumni and fans will have a special opportunity to be part of a live radio show originating from the University Center from 3-6 p.m. The Huge Show” is hosted by longtime radio personality Bill Simonson and broadcasts live on West Michigan sports leader 107.3 WBBL in Grand Rapids along with statewide coverage.

Along with being heard live on WBBL, the daily show also airs statewide across the “Huge Show” Network, which consists of 11 other affiliates across the state of Michigan in locations including Alma/Mount Pleasant, Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Cadillac, Flint, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland, Petoskey and Houghton/Hancock.

Students, fans and the general public are encouraged to come out for the live show, which will be making its first appearance on the FSU campus.

The Huge Show airs weekdays and can also be heard live online at www.wbbl.com. The show has been on the air for more than 13 years on flagship station 107.3 WBBL.

Friday’s show will preview the Bulldogs’ NCAA Division II National Quarterfinal football game against Harding on Saturday at Top Taggart Field. It will also highlight the Bulldogs’ winter sports teams, including the red-hot Ferris State men’s basketball squad, which is ranked among the top five teams in the nation with a perfect 8-0 record along with the 5-1 women’s basketball squad and the FSU Hockey team.

All four teams are at home this weekend and all four will also be in action on Saturday in Big Rapids with big contests while the FSU women’s volleyball team will take part this week in the NCAA Division II Tournament in Illinois. Guests will include various Bulldog head coaches and administrators each hour.

The Ferris State University Center, which opened in 2015, is located in the heart of campus, features spaces for meetings, socializing, studying and relaxing. It also includes a variety of food, entertainment and retail venues. The renovated facility replaced the former Rankin Student Center.

WBBL is owned and operated by Cumulus Media and Mediaspan. The station regularly covers high school, collegiate and professional sports across the state with featured shows such as the WBBL Morning Show, the Huge Show, Jim Rome, Dan Patrick and others in addition to live game coverage.



Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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