Mike Ridaught

STAA Member
Location: Gainesville, FL
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WUCR Radio, Lake Butler, FL March 2004 - Present
Sports Director/Play-by-play announcer/Sales
  • Handled play-by-play for Union County basketball, baseball & softball as “Voice of the Tigers”
  • Responsible for marketing, securing sponsors & all social media
PLAY ON SPORTS, Atlanta, GA December 2011 - Present
Play-by-play announcer for www.fhsaasports.com
  • Shared play-by-play duties during the Florida High School Athletic Association state finals
  • Handled play-by-play for football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer state championship events
JOCK JIVE, Florala, AL July 2011 - Present
Play-by-play Announcer/Youth Sports Coordinator
  • Play-by-play of state tournaments & World Series events for Dixie & Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball
  • Junior college football, basketball and soccer play-by-play
  • Provide on-site supervision for all tournament announcers; hire talent; trouble shoot equipment
RIDE-OUT PRODUCTIONS, INC., Gainesville, FL July 2005 - Present
President/CEO/Play-by-play announcer
  • Started a sports broadcast company & website, ThePrepZone.com, focusing on high school athletics
  • Handle radio play-by-play for high school football, basketball, baseball & softball
  • On-Air radio co-host & executive producer of weekly high school and college sports shows
PANHANDLE SPORTS BROADCASTING., Milton, FL December 2008 - November 2013
Play-by-play announcer
  • Play-by-play for FHSAA, JUCO state baseball & Mid-Florida conference basketball state tournaments
  • Division I Football play-by-play for Southwestern Athletic Conference Game-of-the-Week
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA, Jacksonville, FL Nov. 2005 - May 2011
Play-by-play announcer
  • "Voice of the Ospreys" for UNF's Division I men's/women's basketball/baseball/softball teams
FOX SPORTS RADIO, New York City, NY September 2000 - February 2010
University of Florida football/basketball correspondent
  • 'Live' national score updates & analysis of UF ‘home' football & basketball games
WWLO/WTMN Radio, Gainesville, FL August 1999 - April 2002
Sports Director/Play-by-play announcer
  • Handled play-by-play for high school football, basketball and baseball & SFC sports
  • Co-hosted daily morning sports talk show
  • Responsible for all programming on all-sports radio station


  • Began teaching play-by-play class at the University of Florida in Fall 2016
  • Sales & Marketing, iHigh, Inc. (property manager for the Florida High School Athletic Association. Fulfilled marketing efforts for the FHSAA’s corporate partners.)
  • Implemented and conducted International Academy of Design & Technology Road Tour, a state-wide marketing effort
  • Coordinated all print media for Pinch A Penny campaign to recognize All-Area & All-State swimming & diving teams
  • Assistant Sports Information Director, University of North Florida
  • Sports Editor, University of North Florida newspaper, "The Spinnaker"
  • Currently write or have written for several publications including FLAVarsity.com, Friday Night Football, the Gainesville Sun, the Florida Times-Union and theprepzone.com


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1996

Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida
Associate of Arts, 1989


1. Robert Williamson, CEO/Founder, Jock Jive

2. Paul Lewis, Owner, Union County Radio

3. Steve Russell, Sports Director, WRUF