LEGACY AWARD: Friday Night Locker Room True Pioneers of Sports Broadcasting on the Space Coast

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Friday Night Locker Room has anchored Brevard high-school sports broadcasting since 2000

The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson, left, and Orville Susong are now in their 21st year of broadcasting youth and prep sports on the Space Coast so it’s an appropriate time to extend Steve Wilson and Orville Susong the adulation they richly deserve as the true pioneers of local sports broadcasting.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong are now in their 21st year of broadcasting youth and prep sports on the Space Coast so it’s an appropriate time to extend Steve Wilson and Orville Susong the adulation they richly deserve as the true pioneers of local sports broadcasting.

The Friday Night Locker Room, which anchored local high-school sports broadcasting since 2000, has also become a major force in broadcasting and promoting compelling non-sports events in Brevard County on Space Coast Daily TV.

Always looking to assist those in need, the duo can be found at the most significant philanthropic happenings, as well as those that assist individuals in need.

Susong and Wilson can also now be found at holiday parades, significant news happenings and highlighting the movers and shakers in Brevard County on Space Coast Daily TV.

With the addition of the Friday Night Locker Room–Space Coast Daily Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios on Merritt Island, the team has brought in many guests to sit down in a relaxed, professional atmosphere to conduct interviews. The Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios are located at 110 S. Plumosa Street in Merritt Island, Florida.

“I would like to express my admiration for Steve and Orville in their resolute dedication to the players, coaches, parents and school administrators for the past 20 years – and in pioneering the new techniques and leveraging emerging technology necessary to bring the Space Coast outstanding live video play-by-play coverage,” said Space Coast Daily President and Publisher Tom Palermo.

“Although others have tried to emulate the Friday Night Locker Room’s winning formula, Steve and Orville’s efforts of providing unselfish, honest and straight-forward coverage and services will continue to set the bar high.”

With the addition of the Friday Night Locker Room–Space Coast Daily Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios studio on Merritt Island, the team has brought in many guests to sit down in a relaxed, professional atmosphere to conduct interviews.

“I would personally like to thank all of our sponsors, the local schools, administrators, coaches, players, parents, and all of those that have supported and enjoyed what we do, and have done over the past 20 years – Orville and I are both excited about the future!” said Wilson.

STEVE WILSON OF THE FRIDAY NIGHT LOCKER ROOM with, left to right, Jay Boyd, Hayden Kingston and Zach Blanch after a Viera Hawks 2015 victory.
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THE 2020 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony rescheduled date will be announced in June.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT the 2020 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME, call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

CLICK HERE TO SEE MEMBERS OF THE SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame is located in the main athletic building on the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College. Portraits and biographies of the Hall of Famers are displayed on the wall in the building’s main hallway that runs parallel to the gym and outside the athletic department offices. Memorabilia items and related sports artifacts will be added to the display over time.

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee announced an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2020 Class of the Hall of Fame.

The 2020 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards will be held Friday, May 8 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

The festivities include a meet and greet with the area’s sports royalty beginning at 6 p.m., and the dinner and induction proceeding will start at 6:45 p.m. and includes compelling video tributes of each of the inductees.

The 2020 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame induction event, and the 2020 High School Breakfast of Champions recognition awards, are sponsored by Health First, Erdman Automotive, All Points, Clear Choice Health Care, Savings Safari, Friday Night Locker Room and Rock Paper Simple.

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame includes an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2020 Class of the Hall of Fame.

Dozens of nominees were considered in four categories including professional sports, college sports, high school sports and amateur sports.

Special honorary recognition will also be bestowed upon individuals and teams that have made significant contributions to sports on the Space Coast.

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Space Coast Daily created the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and has so far inducted more than 160 of Brevard County’s most outstanding athletes, coaches and sports personalities.

Serving on the committee are Space Coast Daily President & Publisher Tom Palermo, Vice President Giles Malone, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo, Managing Editor Zach Clark, the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong, former Health First COO Larry Garrison and Amateur Athletic Union Vice President Rusty Buchanan.

“The list of inductees for 2020 induction include athletes and coaches everybody knows – and some that may have been forgotten with the passing of time,” said Tom Palermo.

FOR INFORMATION about the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, or to make a reservation, e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com or call 321-615-8111.

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020

• PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Jamel Dean, Football; Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Wrestling; Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Football; Mark Lake, Skateboarding; Juwaan Taylor, Football

• COLLEGE CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Derek Hamm, Football; Paulette King, Basketball; Dylan Lewis, Soccer; Melanie Murphy, Softball

• PREP CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Lexy Denaburg, Volleyball; Apryl Bigham Nickson, Swimming; Andi Sellers, Soccer

• AMATEUR/RECREATION CATEGORY INDUCTEE: Peter Blount, Track & Field; Karina Villegas, Sled Hockey; Caylor Williams, Wrestling

• COACHING CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Sean Ballard, Wrestling; Doug Butler, Cross County and Track; Aubin Goporo, Basketball; Gerald Hodgin, Football; Bill Sinclair, Softball; Don Smith, Basketball

• SPORTS DEVELOPMENT INDUCTEE: Loren McClanahan

• LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT INDUCTEE: Clint Hurdle

• SPORTS OFFICIAL INDUCTEES: Ted Ruta

• SPORTS JOURNALISM INDUCTEES: Steve Vaughn

• SPORTS AMBASSADOR AWARD INDUCTEE: Congressman Bill Posey

• CHALLENGER AWARDS INDUCTEES: Brevard Special Olympics

• TEAM OF THE YEAR: 2019 Satellite High Cross Country

• LEGACY CHAMPIONS: Orville Susong, Steve Wilson, Friday Night Locker Room

• SPECIAL TRIBUTE: TBA

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