Bill Freitas - CL Sports

Bill Freitas - The voice of reason. The every man. The class clown with a mic who adopted the city of Tampa in 1985 at the hyper-hormonal age of 16 and never looked back. Bill proudly admits he’s an "unapologetic homer," yet he’s armed with the ability to be pragmatic and critical akin to an old-school father tanning the hide of the son he loves so much.

Bill Graduated in 1987 from Berkeley Prep (his athletic peak and the reason he thinks he knows everything) and from the University of Florida in 1992 after squeezing four years of college education into five. He then began a 12 year journey consisting of part-time “careers” including everything from car sales, to Kodak technical trainer, to elementary school computer and PE teacher. He always wanted to do something in the world of entertainment but was raised to believe that a career in showbiz was too flakey; evidently oblivious to the reality that bouncing from job to job, like some frog with attention deficit disorder through the lily-pads of life, by definition, is flakey.

July 13th, 2005 was the day that changed Bill’s life. He was the lucky winner of the DJ for the day contest on the Steve Duemig show, where he spent two hours gabbing about sports. From the moment the mic was turned off, he decided he was either going to get a job in broadcasting or die trying. He became a producer in 2007; that led to a full-time co-hosting gig with ESPN Radio in April of 2008. With the help of a layoff in March of 2009, Bill decided to move upward and onward, or at least laterally to 1010 where he reunited with Flip Satchel, who had also been involuntarily retired from our previous employer. Together they created, The Grind, which enjoyed 71/2 months of radio gum-bumping bliss until Flip and Bill, with a little help from an ex-Buccaneer quarterback, created the Internet*. The rest is history yet to be made. For all the juicy and sordid details of the journey, you’ll have to ask Bill personally. Bring beer.

*We didn’t actually create the Internet. Porn may have.

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