The DAVID GLENN SHOW returns following 3-year hiatus as Cornerstone of New Media Platform

(RALEIGH, NC) BRENTWOOD, in association with Glenn Family Sports Media, has created a media programming and community impact platform, the NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS NETWORK ( The new venture is set to launch on July 6, 2023, and will be focused on the people, places, events and sports of North Carolina.

The cornerstone content for NCSN will be the return of North Carolina’s most popular and successful sports talk program, “The David Glenn Show,” and its award-winning namesake host, David Glenn.

From 2009-20, Glenn hosted one of the largest regionally syndicated sports radio programs in the nation, heard at its peak on 25-plus AM/FM signals (including ESPN Radio affiliates and in every major NC city) in more than 300 cities and towns across North Carolina, plus parts of South Carolina and Virginia. In 2014, he helped launch and served as game-day host for the Big Tailgate Tour, a unique brand of fun, contests, excitement and prizes brought to universities and fans across North Carolina for games and special events. In his radio career, Glenn previously served as the successful evening drive-time host at Sports Radio 850 The Buzz in the Triangle area of North Carolina, achieving ratings that represented a larger audience than those of all other Triangle sports talk shows in the same time slot combined.

“In 2000 I left North Carolina for a radio job in New York, but I never stopped listening to David Glenn and his show,” said BRENTWOOD Principal and NCSN Executive Producer Mike Waddell. “DG kept me in the know about the teams and people that are a part of my soul. When I finally moved back to the Old North State in May 2022, I reached out to DG and wanted to know why he was not active with his unique brand of SMART TALK. It was soon thereafter that David and I got together and started to ideate what is now our new creation, THE NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS NETWORK.

“I remember what it was like to be in this state, working in sports broadcasting back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the deep pool of talent that was around. The sports fans of North Carolina need to hear what David Glenn has to say, and we are excited to find new and creative ways to inform, entertain, and sometimes provoke the citizens of North Carolina.”

Glenn is the founding editor and long-time owner of and the ACC Sports Journal, which under Glenn’s leadership became the best-selling college sports magazine in history. He has covered the ACC for more than 35 years, and his articles have appeared in the ACC Sports Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, the Durham Herald-Sun,, and dozens of other newspapers, magazines and websites. After 20 years (1994-2013) as the editor of the ACC Sports Journal and/or, he has served as a consultant and contributor for those outlets, which he sold in 2015.

“Over the last 35 years, I have learned first-hand that North Carolina is both one of the best places in America to live and one of the best places to write and talk about sports,” Glenn said. “Just as we have an uncommon blend of wonderful mountains, beaches, lakes, landmarks, history and people here in North Carolina, we have one of the best combinations of college, professional and other sports, and I’m one of the lucky few independent media members today whose sports expertise, experience and institutional knowledge extend all the way back to the 1980s.

“One of the great blessings of my life has been working for and contributing to many of the best local, state-wide, regional, national and even international media outlets in America over these last three decades. Now I’m excited about working with Mike Waddell and our wide variety of other partners and sponsors — some old, some new — at the North Carolina Sports Network, as we create highly professional sports and entertainment content at the exact same time so many legacy media outlets continue to water down their products and sacrifice their experience, expertise and professionalism with a seemingly endless string of staff reductions, shrinking salaries and other cost-cutting measures.”

In more than three decades as a media member, Glenn has earned awards, honors and/or accolades for his broadcasting, interviewing, speaking, teaching and writing skills.

David has hosted one-on-one interviews with United States presidents (Barack Obama, George W. Bush), world-renowned authors (John Grisham, Stephen King), famous entertainers (Brooklyn Decker, Kevin James, Adam Sandler) and hundreds of the most celebrated sports figures in history, including Hank Aaron, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mario Andretti, Charles Barkley, Bobby Bowden, Bob Costas, Steph Curry, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mike Eruzione, Wayne Gretzky, Mia Hamm, Michael Jordan, Mike Krzyzewski, Sugar Ray Leonard, John McEnroe, Al Michaels, Reggie Miller, Martina Navratilova, Arnold Palmer, Chris Paul, Richard Petty, Gary Player, Oscar Robertson, Vin Scully, Dean Smith, Steve Spurrier, Roger Staubach, Dabo Swinney, Mike Tyson, Dick Vitale, Abby Wambach and Roy Williams.

In 2013 and again in 2019 (honored in 2014 and 2021), Glenn became the first person working primarily in the sports-talk-show genre ever selected as the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, an award first given in 1959, by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). As a multi-time winner, Glenn joined an elite list that also includes legendary UNC play-by-play broadcaster Woody Durham (the late “Voice of the Tar Heels”), Wally Ausley (WPTF-AM in Raleigh in the 1970s), Bill Currie (WSOC-TV in Charlotte in the 1960s), Bob Harris (former Duke play-by-play voice), Steve Martin (former play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets) and Mick Mixon (former play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers), among others.

Since 2021, David has written a regular column, “Holding Court With David Glenn,” at He also is a regular radio voice/guest on 97.9 The Hill WCHL in North Carolina and dozens of other radio/TV stations and podcasts across the country.

In 2021, Glenn also became an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where his classes include elements of sports broadcasting (radio/TV/podcasts/play-by-play/color commentary/hosting/reporting), sports business, sports communication (fan/media/public relations), sports history, sports law, sports marketing (digital, social media) and sports writing (magazines, newspapers, websites). In 2022, Glenn was honored with UNCW’s prestigious Make-A-Difference Award, which is given to select faculty in a vote of graduating seniors.

David also has spoken regularly to business, communications, journalism, law and multimedia classes at Appalachian State University, Duke University, East Carolina University, Elon University, North Carolina Central University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University.

Including his visits as a guest on others’ shows, weekly throughout the ACC area and often nationally, Glenn regularly makes more than 500 radio, television and podcast appearances per year. He also serves as a popular emcee and/or speaker for dozens of sports clubs, civic groups, corporations, colleges, universities and other organizations.

From 2018-20, David worked for The Athletic Carolina and its parent website, the fastest-growing sports media outlet in the world, with more than 1 million subscribers. Glenn’s articles often ranked among the most-read on the site, including those on Krzyzewski, Swinney, Williams, ACC basketball, ACC football, the ACC Network, the Alliance of American Football, and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Glenn also has served as an executive board member of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), which conducted the ACC’s official All-ACC voting for decades and still works with the conference on media-related matters. Glenn also is a long-time member of ACSMA, NSMA, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA),  the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the North Carolina State Bar and Lawyers Defending American Democracy, among other professional organizations.

A journalism school graduate, sportswriter and sports editor long before he entered sports radio, Glenn is the author of seven ACC-related productions/publications, including “Royal Blue: The History of Duke Basketball” (Raycom), “Tar Heels On Tape” (Village Companies) and ‘The History Of The ACC Tournament” (Raycom). Glenn also contributed for many years to the ACC Basketball Yearbook, the ACC Football Yearbook, the ACC Basketball Handbook, the Prep Stars Recruiter’s Handbook, and many other national and regional sports publications and websites.

As a community leader, David has partnered with and/or contributed to many charities, charitable events and non-profit organizations over the years, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the V Foundation, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, the Me Fine Foundation, the Coach Bill Dooley Education Foundation, UNC Children’s Hospital, Folds of Honor, the Grown-Ups Benefit, Healing Transitions, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, Special Olympics North Carolina, the National Football Foundation, the Dick Vitale Gala, the Raleigh Sports Club, the Ronald McDonald House, the Triangle Pigskin Preview, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.

Among DG’s long-standing corporate and/or educational partners are Alton Lane, Appalachian State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Continental Tire, East Carolina University, Elon University, Kelly Window and Door, McConnell Golf, Miller Lending, Networks Basketball, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina Courage, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the Rex Hospital Open, the SAS Championship, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, Sport Clips, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Wake Forest University.

A sports fanatic as a child, Glenn played baseball, basketball, football, hockey and tennis in his youth, and is still attempting golf as an adult. A junk-balling left-handed pitcher and first baseman, he played Little League, Babe Ruth League and other amateur baseball from five to 24 years old. At 12, he represented Great Valley (Pa.) Little League in the early rounds of the Little League World Series.

Born in Illinois and raised in the Philadelphia area, David attended college in Miami before moving in 1987 to North Carolina, where he practiced law for 17 years (1994-2010) while building his multimedia career and creating his own company, Glenn Family Sports Media. Its holdings have included the ACC Sports Journal,, the David Glenn Show and

Glenn lives and works in Raleigh and Wilmington with his wife, “The Lovely and Talented Maria,” and their dog, Oliver. The couple’s son, Anthony, is a proud graduate of East Carolina University. Their daughter, Avery, is on track to graduate from Appalachian State University in 2024.


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The NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS NETWORK ( launched in 2023 with the strategic vision of focusing 100% on the people, places, events and sports of the state of North Carolina. The cornerstone content for NCSN is THE DAVID GLENN SHOW, hosted by David Glenn, who also is the editor in chief and lead writer of the platform. Glenn, a two-time North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year (2013 and 2019), is a one-of-a-kind talent with a truly unique background as a successful attorney, author, broadcaster, businessman, community leader, entrepreneur, public speaker, writer and most recently sports media professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Please follow our Twitter accounts: @TheNCSportsNet and @DavidGlennShow.


Mike Waddell

Executive Producer, NCSN

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David Glenn

Host/Editor/Writer, NCSN

David Glenn Show

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