Show Spotlight

Calling all Purple Raider junkies! WRMU’s flagship sports talk show, RaiderZone, is back and going strong as we pass the halfway point in the fall semester at Mount Union.

Whether he is calling Mount Union Athletic games or talking about why the Cleveland Browns losing is as reliable as the sunrise in the morning, RaiderZone host Joe Mertens always has something to say.

The well-known play-by-play Football caller and most recognizable voice of the radio voice of Mount Union, Mertens hosts his show two days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.  

One of the things that has led to the success of RaiderZone is the consistent revolving panel of guests Mertens has on his show. These panelists offer fresh takes and new insights on the latest developments in the sports world. Topics discussed in the hour long segment include college football and pro level sports.

Mertens, who is in his senior year, hopes to continue his success with a career in the sports business and broadcasting world after graduating from Mount Union.  

“[WRMU] has helped me improve my leadership skills, become more social, and taught me strategies to work alongside anyone,” said Mertens. “ It’s prompted me to want to pursue a career in sports broadcasting after graduating,” said Mertens.

Tune into RaiderZone on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. only on 91.1 WRMU in Alliance Ohio.

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