A broadcaster since the age of 16, Larry Stone begins his 28th year in radio and television in 2014.
As president of Stonecom, Stone serves the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee with stations Lite Rock 95.9, 106-9 Kicks Country, Rock 93-7, and Cookeville’s News Talk 100.9/AM 1600.
Stone spent 17 years as Executive Producer/Gameday Host of Titans Radio, the NFL’s Tennessee Titans Radio Network. The broadcaster came to Tennessee in 1997 to build the new radio network from the ground up. He designed the sound of the NFL network with a distinctive production value and fast-paced style, drawing accolades both from stations across the mid south, as well as broadcast professionals nationwide.
Nashville’s “Best In Radio” Award recognized Titans Radio’s pregame show, Titans Countdown, in 1998, its first season on the air, and in 2003. In addition, Stone received two outstanding sports reporter awards. The network website, TitansRadio.Com, which Stone supervised, won Nashville’s ”Best Radio Website” Award. Broadcasters voted the Titans Radio team, led by Stone, as a finalist in seven categories in the last two years.
In 2001 and 2009, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Stone as a finalist for Tennessee’s Sportscaster of the Year Award, an honor ultimately won by Stone’s colleague, the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith.
During his 17 years with the Titans, Stone broadcast a Super Bowl, two AFC Championship games, and numerous playoff games during his 17 years with the Titans. All told, Stone spent some eight seasons associated with the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Sports Network and its flagship station, including work with the 1993 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship and the 1994 NCAA Womens Basketball Championship, both won by North Carolina.
Stone’s radio career began in his hometown of North Wilkesboro, NC, where he worked some three years at WWWC Radio during his time as a student at Wilkes Central High School. A graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stone double majored in Journalism and Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. In 1997, he received a masters of business administration from UNC Greensboro. He has also undertaken doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee.