Reflecting on Tom Suiter & Football Friday Before Hall of Fame Induction

Tom Suiter
Tom Suiter runs through a practice version of Football Friday on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (Photo By: Nick Stevens/

Legendary WRAL-TV Sports Anchor Tom Suiter will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, April 22, 2022.  To celebrate his long and storied career in broadcasting, 99.9 The Fan Sports Talk Host Joe Ovies features Suiter on the new A Brief History of Triangle Sports podcast.  The podcast is produced by 99.9 The Fan and part of the Capitol Broadcasting Podcast Network.

A Brief History of Triangle Sports – How Tom Suiter brought out the best in North Carolina communities with ‘Football Friday’

For 35 years starting in the early 1980s, former WRAL sports anchor Tom Suitor was the host of “Football Friday”. The high school football highlights show was a trailblazing program that continues to grow in reach to this day and set the standard for high school football coverage. For his contributions to high school sports through “Football Friday” and the Extra Effort Award, Suiter was inducted into the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. A rare accomplishment for media members in the state. The reason he’s in can be explained by his commitment to the communities, which he is still passionate about in this conversation with Joe Ovies.

The latest episode of A Brief History of Triangle Sports is available every Wednesday on, or wherever you get podcasts sponsored by Copiers Plus.

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