A broadcaster since the age of 16, Larry Stone serves as President of Stonecom. Since taking over the stations in 2012, Stone and his team got busy working in the local community, sponsoring numerous local events and becoming engaged with local organizations.
The broadcaster came to Tennessee in 1997 to build the new radio network for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans 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. In the 17 years Stone led Titans Radio as Executive Producer/Gameday Host, the network received local and national acclaim including Nashville’s “Best In Radio” Award in 1998. 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.
In radio since the age of 16, Stone brought extensive experience in sports programming to Tennessee’s NFL entry. Stone served for some five years as program director, operations manager, and morning show host for WCHL. As flagship station for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, WCHL, under Stone’s leadership, produced complete coverage of UNC athletic events. The Associated Press recognized WCHL with 19 awards for news and sports coverage during Stone’s tenure.
All told, Stone spent some eight seasons associated with the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Sports Network and its flagship station. In addition to 1993 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship and the 1994 NCAA Womens Basketball Championship, both won by North Carolina, Stone broadcast a Super Bowl, two AFC Championship games, and numerous playoff games during his 17 years with the Titans. That includes one of the NFL’s most memorable post season games. Called the Music City Miracle, the Titans returned a kickoff in the closing seconds for a touchdown to beat the Buffalo Bills. Keith’s call of that game on Titans Radio has been named one of radio’s greatest play-by-play highlights in any sport.
Stone is a member of the Tennessee Association Of Broadcasters Board Of Directors and the Blood Assurance Advisory Board.