Titans Fans Will Tell You: There is Nothing Like Titans Radio!
Titans fans around Tennessee, the Mid-South, the country and even the world say this every time the Tennessee Titans play football. No matter where they are or what they are doing, they find a way to listen. Titans fans have to hear Mike Keith and Dave McGinnis call all of the action on Titans Radio!
Now entering their sixth season together on Titans Radio, this combination of a Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer and a former NFL head coach provide information, insight, and excitement featured on no other football radio broadcast in the country!
Mike Keith has broadcast every play of all 475 Titans games (preseason, regular season and post-season) since 1999 and was actually part of the Tennessee Oilers Radio Network in 1997-98. He has worked for the Titans organization for 25 years!
Dave McGinnis spent 44 years as a football coach, 31 of those years in the NFL. "Coach Mac" has proven to be a natural broadcaster. With a keen ability to simplify the most complicated parts of football while making the game entertaining, Coach Mac has become the connection for Titans Radio listeners.
So why is Dave McGinnis known as "The Most Interesting Man in the NFL"? Because he is.
Dave McGinnis has relationships with people on all 32 NFL teams, in the NFL office in New York, among local and national media, and with celebrities of every sort. He knows something about all parts of the country, can point you to the best restaurants and places to visit across the land and can recite cultural, entertainment and historical facts about anywhere that he has ever visited. Coach Mac is amazing!
But Mike and Coach Mac are not the entire Titans Radio team.
Rhett Bryan returns for his 25th year on the broadcast to serve as executive producer. He will co-host Titans Radio's one-hour pregame show, "Titans Countdown" with Amie Wells, who is in her tenth season with the Titans. During the games, she serves as the team's sideline reporter.
Phillip Noel and Brad Willis have spent a combined 40+ years with Titans Radio, making sure gamedays run smoothly.
The Titans Radio team extends to the group of great radio stations who carry Titans programming each and every week. Led by flagship station WGFX 104.5 FM ("104.5 the Zone") in Nashville, the Titans Radio partners have been an incredible staple of telling the story for the Tennessee Titans for nearly a quarter of century.
Meet the Team
If it seems like Mike Keith has been around for a while, it's because he has been. Between his time in Knoxville and his time in Nashville, Mike has been on the radio for every football season in Tennessee since 1987!
In 2023, Mike enters his 26th season with the Tennessee Titans, his 25th as "The Voice of the Titans".
Describing one legendary NFL play on January 8, 2000 put him on the map. Mike accurately and enthusiastically called the play that he later dubbed as "The Music City Miracle", a last-second touchdown that gave the Tennessee Titans a playoff win over the Buffalo Bills. ESPN named Mike's description of "The Music City Miracle" as one of the 10 Best Radio Calls in American Sports History.
With that signature call and scores more since 1999, Mike earned a spot on the "Top 100 Local Voices in the first 100 Years of Sports Broadcasting" list by Sports Broadcast Journal in 2021.
Along with being named Tennessee's Sportscaster of the Year 11 times and winning 20+ Associated Press awards, Mike owns a 1997 Edward R. Murrow Award for nationwide excellence in reporting. Mike is a member of five Halls of Fame, including the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, TSSAA Hall of Fame, BGA Hall of Fame and University of Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame.
Outside of calling play-by-play on Sundays, Mike hosts multiple Titans Radio shows during game week, hosts The Mike Vrabel Show, Titans All Access and Titans Gameday television programs, and moderates the official Titans podcast known as The OTP. Mike has also called the Reese's Senior Bowl and hosted shows on Sirius XM NFL Radio and has done play-by-play work for both ESPN and the SEC Network.
Two passions are calling Tennessee high school state championship events in various sports for the TSSAA and working with talented young broadcasters to help them develop their broadcasting craft. Teaching might have become Mike's truest love, as he started his broadcasting career while in high school at BGA, working at WAGG-TV in Franklin. Mike likes to share with broadcasting students that he "made a ton of mistakes and had a lot of help along the way."
Mike became the WUTK's sports director on his third day on campus in Knoxville in 1986. Within just months of that appointment, at only 19, Mike was hired by the legendary John Ward with the Vol Radio Network. He would work in a variety of roles with the Vol Network from 1987-98, including being "The Voice of the Baseball Vols" from 1992-98. His love of college baseball is well-known, and the Titans certainly understand, having allowed ESPN to hire Mike to call NCAA Regionals in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Mike also hosted one of Tennessee's first daily sports talk shows from 1989-98 for WIVK/WNOX Radio in Knoxville. His four-hour show was named Tennessee's best in five of the first six years that awards were presented in AP's sports talk show category in 1990's. Mike still makes weekly appearances on over ten different sports talk shows throughout the region during football season and he enjoys each one.
Born in Knoxville and raised in Franklin, Mike and his wife, Michelle, have two children, Abby, and Matthew.
44 seasons as a football coach prepared Dave McGinnis for a job in 2017 that he never expected: Titans Radio Gameday Analyst.
"Coach Mac" proved to be a natural broadcaster. He knows football and has a special way of explaining it. With a keen ability to simplify the most complicated parts of football while making EVERY part of the game entertaining, Coach Mac became the connection for thousands of Titans Radio listeners. In 2023, "The Most Interesting Man in the NFL" returns to Titans Radio for a seventh season as gameday analyst.
Why is he known as "The Most Interesting Man in the NFL"? Because he is.
Dave McGinnis has relationships with people on all 32 NFL teams, in the NFL office in New York, in every single facet of the NFL Draft, and with celebrities of every sort. He knows something about all parts of the country, can point you to the best restaurants and places to visit across the land and can recite cultural, entertainment and historical facts about anywhere that he has ever visited.
Coach Mac is amazing! Oh, yeah, and he seriously loves to "talk ball"!
Not only will Coach Mac join Mike Keith for the 2023 Titans game broadcasts, but he will appear weekly on Titans Radio's flagship station, 104.5 the Zone (WGFX) in Nashville. Plus, he joins Titans Radio's Rhett Bryan each Tuesday night for his own show, "Mac Talk".
McGinnis began his NFL career in 1986, joining the defending Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears as linebackers coach. He spent ten seasons on the staffs of Mike Ditka and Dave Wannstedt in the Windy City. He departed Chicago to become Vince Tobin's defensive coordinator in Arizona. He spent nearly five seasons in that role before taking over as the Cardinals' interim head coach in 2000. After being promoted to the Cardinals' top spot full-time, McGinnis remained the Arizona head coach for three seasons.
McGinnis joined Jeff Fisher in Nashville as Tennessee's linebacker coach in 2004. He would stay with the Titans for a total of eight seasons, eventually rising to the position of assistant head coach.
He would re-join Fisher with the Rams in 2012, again assuming the role of assistant head coach. McGinnis helped Fisher move the Rams from St Louis to Los Angeles in 2016.
The native of Snyder, Texas was a three-year starter as a defensive back at TCU. McGinnis began his coaching career immediately after he finished his playing career, spending 13 years as a college assistant before moving to the NFL. Between 1973-85, McGinnis served on the staffs at TCU, Missouri, Indiana State and Kansas State.
Rhett Bryan returns for his 25th year on the broadcast to serve as executive producer. He will co-host Titans Radio's one-hour pregame show, "Titans Countdown" with Amie Wells.
Former Tennessee Volunteer and NFL offensive lineman Ramon Foster joins the Titans Radio crew in 2023 to provide key updates and analysis from the sidelines.
Amie Wells, who is in her tenth season with the Titans, serves as the team's sideline reporter and co-host of Titans Radio's one-hour pregame show, "Titans Countdown."