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Buck Belue has made his mark in the world of sports, both on and off the field. With just his name alone, Buck is one of the most recognizable names in college football history. He quarterbacked the University of Georgia football team from 1978 to 1981. During that time, he helped lead his team to the 1980 National Championship, back-to-back SEC Titles in 1980 and 1981, and consecutive Sugar Bowl appearances. Perhaps his greatest honor was being elected team captain of the 1981 SEC Champions. Buck was named 1st Team, All-SEC QB in both his junior and senior seasons and was chosen as the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1982. In games Buck started, the Bulldogs compiled a 27-3 record, which ranks ninth all-time in college football history. After his senior season, he participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Japan Bowl.
At storied Valdosta High School, Buck is the program’s only quarterback to start every game, in a four-year career, leading the Wildcats to a 34-14 record. He was elected to the Parade All-American Team in 1977.
Buck was also an accomplished baseball player. He pitched a one-hit shutout in the 1978 state title game his senior season to help capture Valdosta High’s first baseball state championship. Buck was drafted in the 2nd round by the Chicago White Sox. Buck went on to play four years at the University of Georgia, where he was a two-time All-SEC outfielder. His .447 batting average led the SEC his senior season, and ranks second all-time in the UGA history books. Buck’s Bulldog career .356 average ranks in the Top 10. Following his senior season, Buck was drafted in the sixth round by the Montreal Expos, and played three years in their organization.
Following his stint in professional baseball, Buck joined the Jacksonville Bulls organization in the USFL, where he played quarterback. When the league folded, Buck joined Mike Cavan’s coaching staff at Valdosta State University, where he was the passing game coordinator, and coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers for two seasons.
Buck became Sports Director for the ABC affiliate WJCL-TV in Savannah, where he anchored the six and eleven o’clock news for four years before moving to Atlanta, where he currently co-hosts the city’s hottest afternoon sports talk radio show, The Buck & Kincade Show on 680 The Fan.
In 2013, Buck was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
John Kincade has been the co-host of the longest running sports talk radio show in The South, “Buck and Kincade” since 2000. The show will celebrate it’s 16th year in 2016 with over 3,650 editions already airing! John grew up in suburban Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University.
John joined 680 The Fan to co-host “Buck and Kincade” after previously working on 680 weekend programming and 790 The Zone.
He began his career as a contributor to the Morning Show on 610 WIP in Philadelphia hosted by Angelo Cataldi. He did not enter the sports broadcasting field full time until 1999. He joined the Atlanta Thrashers TV and Radio broadcast teams at that time.
In 2002, John began filling in on the ESPN Radio Network for hosts like Dan Patrick, Mike Greenberg, Colin Cowherd and Doug Gottlieb. In 2007, ESPN Radio awarded him his own show, “The John Kincade Show” which aired Sundays from 7-10am ET on over 300 stations. John stayed with ESPN Radio until the end of 2012.
In January 2013 it was announced that John would move “The John Kincade Show” to the brand new CBS Sports Radio Network. The show is heard Sundays on 680 The Fan and nationwide from 6-10am ET. John will also fill in on other weekday CBS Sports Radio network programming.
In 2015, John began co-hosting “The BIG Podcast with SHAQ” with Shaquille O’Neal on Podcast One and I-Tunes podcasts. It was recently named one of the top new podcasts of 2015.
John also co-hosts a national podcast for “Draft Kings”.
John serves as the host of the annual “Strike Out Leukemia and Lymphoma Radiothon“. The event held each February has raised over 1.2 million dollars for blood cancer research. In 2009, John was awarded the Chairmans Citation for his work with the charity.
John and his family recently moved into the city of Atlanta from the North suburbs.
You can contact John via email at johnkincade@680TheFan.com
John is the most followed local sports personality on Twitter @JohnKincade
Jeff Francoeur spent the last six seasons in the Majors that carried him on a cross country tour of teams, but now he’s returned home to the ATL to fans and an organization that continued to appreciate him from afar. Atlanta is where it all began for Jeff’s baseball career and now he starts his journey on the air at 680 The Fan!
Frenchie will join Buck and Kincade every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:00PM to talk Braves Baseball. You’ll get the insider’s perspective on team strategy, player changes and acquisitions, recaps of the latest Braves games and MORE! It’s the kind of information Braves fans will only find on 680 The Fan, so be sure to tune in!