SkyBox Broadcasting International
Bartlett, Tennessee, USA

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"Your complete source for quality sports/activities broadcasts & information..........
                                .........on the air, EVERYWHERE, via the internet!"

                                                  "It's All About the Kids!"



Tennessee's first Internet sports station!

Bartlett, Tennessee, USA

"On the air since Nov. 17, 2002"


Link to live website, click here--->(          )

The following is a copy of the website as it appeared on May 28, 2015. The above link will take you to the live site.



: Football-08 21 2015/Bartlett vs Memphis Sheffield

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Alternate link for Computers using Windows Media Player, Click Here--->(    )

      Pre-Game Show, 6:50pm/Kickoff scheduled for 7:00pm-(All times are CDT)


Welcome to our 13th Season of Bartlett Panther Sports & Activities!

Hear Radio AM1700 KOK-Bartlett Panther BROADCASTS! click here--->(     )

To hear broadcasts with Windows Media Player, click here--->(      )  & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK are now proud to be affiliated with Sports Byline USA!

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AUG. 2, 2014: BARTLETT CITY SCHOOLS KICKOFF & PEP RALLY, Click Here--->(     )

2014 BARTLETT PANTHER FOOTBALL:  08/22-Memphis Wooddale(    )  08/29-Memphis Douglass(    )   09/05-Arlington(    )

09/19-Millington(    )  09/26-Houston(    )  10/03-Cordova(    )  10/10-Dyersburg(    )  10/17-Bolton(    )  10/24-Munford(    )  10/31-Memphis Kingsbury(    )

TENNESSEE 6A STATE PLAYOFFS: Round 1: 11/07-Arlington(    )

2014-2015 BARTLETT PANTHER BASKETBALL:  11/11-Collierville(    ) 11/18-Memphis FCA(    ) 11/21-Houston(    ) 11/24-St. Benedict(    )

12/02-Germantown(    ) 12/05-St. Benedict(    ) 12/09-Trezvant(    ) 12/12-ECS(    ) 12/19-Fayette-Ware(    ) 01/05-Memphis FCA(    ) 01/09-Bolton(    )

01/13-Kingsbury(    ) 01/16-Arlington(    ) 01/20-Cordova(    ) 01/23-Millington(    01/27-Bolton(    ) 01/30-Kingsbury(    ) 02/03-Arlington(    ) 02/06-Cordova(    )

02/10-Millington(           02/13-02/17 District 14-AAA Tournament:  02/13-Boys, Millington(    ) 02/14-Girls, Bolton & Boys, Arlington(    )

02/19-Boys, Bolton/Dist. 14-AAA Consolation Game & Girls, Arlington/Dist. 14-AAA Championship Game(    )

02/24-02/26 Region 7-AAA Tournament: 

02/24-Girls, Brighton from Bartlett, TN & Boys, Dyer Co. from Newbern, TN(    )

02/25-Girls, Munford from Munford, TN(    )

02/26-Girls, Arlington/Region 7-AAA Championship Game from Munford, TN(    )

03/02-Girls West Tennessee Sub State (Sectional):  Memphis Overton from Memphis, TN(    )

03/04-03/07 Tennessee Girls AAA State Tournament from MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN:

03/04-Murfreesboro Oakland(    )


(All Baseball Broadcast Times are CDT)

03/10-Christian Brothers HS(    03/11-Brighton(    ) 03/12-Covington(    ) 

03/23-Collierville(    ) 03/27-Germantown(    ) 03/28-Columbia Rock Bridge, MO(    )

04/01-Bingham, UT(    ) 04/02-Neuqua Valley, IL(    ) 04/04-Desoto Central, MS 2:50pm(    ) 04/06-Millington(    ) 04/09-White Station(    )

*(Joint coverage with WPAD/99.5 THE FAN-AM 1560-Paducah, KY.) 04/16-McCracken County, KY(    04/18-McCracken County, KY(    )

 04/21-Houston(    ) 04/23-Lewisburg, MS/SENIOR NIGHT(    ) 04/25-Dyer County(    )

District 14-AAA Tournament/USA Stadium-Millington, TN: 05/01-Millington(    ) 05/04-Arlington(    )

05/05-Bolton(    ) 05/05-Arlington(    ) 05/06-Arlington, 14-AAA Tournament CHAMPIONSHIP GAME(    )

Region 7-AAA Tournament: 05/11-Munford(    ) 05/13-Arlington, 7-AAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME(    )

West Tennessee AAA Sectional (Sub-State) "Sweet 16" Game: 05/15-Collierville, Part 1(    )

West Tennessee AAA Sectional (Sub-State) "Sweet 16" Game: 05/16-Collierville, Part 2(    )

Tennessee AAA State Tournament-Murfreesboro, TN: 05/19-Knoxville Hardin Valley(    )

05/20-Hendersonville(    )  05/20-Soddy-Daisy(    )

05/21-Knoxville Hardin Valley/Semi-Finals, "FINAL FOUR"(    )

***We dedicate this 2014-2015 broadcast season, our 13th, to the memory of our engineer, Mr. Don Alvey. Don was a very important part of and SkyBox Broadcasting and we will forever be grateful for his help.

Jan. 10, 2014: Broadcasting's 1,000th Bartlett Event Broadcast, Click Here---> (   ) Bartlett vs Bolton Girls & Boys Basketball! 

Apr. 9, 2015: Broadcasting's 1,100th Bartlett Event Broadcast, Click Here---> (   ) Bartlett vs White Station Baseball!

Please E-Mail us during live broadcasts and tell us where you are listening from. (Use any of these E-Mail addresses):

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     SELECTED FRIDAY BROADCASTS are carried on our partner, KWAM AM 990-The Voice of Memphis-->(     ),

also available LIVE ONLINE AT>(    ), and on your smartphone using the free app.


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Matthew and Mike Cooper of the Bartlett SkyBox Crew being honored on's 1,000th Bartlett Broadcast Event at Farley Gym on Jan. 10, 2014


(L) Baseball used by Matthew Cooper of the Bartlett SkyBox Crew to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch on April 9, 2015 at Scott Elrod Field at the Bartlett-White Station's 1,100th Bartlett Broadcast Event

(R) Mike and Matthew Cooper call the SkyBox Crew's 1,100th Bartlett Broadcast Event on & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK in the press box at Scott Elrod Field in Bartlett as the Panthers take on White Station, 04-09-2015

Mike Cooper, (L) and Matthew Cooper, (R) of the Bartlett SkyBox Crew at the KWAM AM 990 Studios in East Memphis, Tennessee


***Note to listeners: If during a broadcast the stream is lost, simply refresh your windows media player or EZ-stream player and that should reconnect you to the stream.***

We would appreciate hearing from you. Please E-Mail us at: or

COMING UP, AUGUST 2015 ON & Community Radio AM 1700 KOK: 2015 Bartlett Panther Football, starting our 14th Season of Bartlett Panther Broadcasting!!!

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Link to The Christian Brothers University Radio Network, hear exciting CBU Men's & Women's Basketball  Click Here--->(     )  



Click Here for all Broadcasts (Listen with EZ-Stream Player)

                                                                  Click Here for all Broadcasts (Listen with Windows Media Player)


                                                           GREAT MOMENTS IN BARTLETT PANTHER SPORTS, as called by Director of Broadcast Operations-Matthew Cooper click here--->



"Welcome to our 13th Season of Bartlett Panther Broadcasts"


***** is not an affiliate of any school or school system. Opinions and play-by-play calls are only the views of the commentators and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of or The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network.

The Story. . . . . . .

Centralia, Illinois.  The year 2000.  The Centralia Holiday Tournament, a 16-team boys basketball tournament in the quaint basketball hotbed in southern Illinois.  Mike Cooper, Ken Opperman, Eric Opperman, and Matt Cooper talked at McDonald's about how they wished they could broadcast Bartlett basketball like numerous small town radio stations, including Centralia's WRXX, do for their high schools.  And so the dream began.

It was a dream that would take two full years to come true, and beginning in 2002, became a reality, as Mike, Ken, and Matt broadcast the first Bartlett Panther basketball game of the 2002-03 season at Harding Academy in Memphis.  A week later, Eric joined them for the Rumble on the Ridge in Forrest City, Arkansas, and the "Skybox Crew" was on its way to broadcast its first year of Panther athletics. has covered nearly all of Bartlett's football, boys basketball, and girls basketball games since that first broadcast at Harding Academy, and we have covered numerous other events as well, including many Panther baseball games and a competition including Bartlett's award-winning Winter Guard team.  In the fall of 2003, we began WVWT, ( the Webcast Voice of West Tennessee ), to cover various other high school and even college athletics, and we broadcast 11 games involving 11 boys basketball teams from three states at the 2003 Centralia Holiday Tournament via KPTR and WVWT. In March 2009, we covered our first Bartlett Panther Tennis match.

Beginning in 2006, all Bartlett Panther Broadcasts were simulcast on both KPTR and WVWT and we formed our second sister station, KTSQ-The Sports Quest-to cover other schools activities.  In 2008, The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network was formed in order to expand the coverage of exciting Secondary School and College Sports. In 2011, we formed our third sister station, which is located in Arlington, Tennessee and covers the Arlington Tigers.  During the spring of 2011, we partnered with KCAB-AM 980 in Russellville, Arkansas to cover the Arkansas Tech Women's Softball Team in the Gulf-South Conference Tournament in Southaven, Mississippi. In late 2012, we began a joint venture with WPAD in Paducah, Kentucky, "99.5-THE FAN" ( AM-1560 / FM 99.5) and / to cover the Lone Oak Purple Flash in their final season and bring the same exciting coverage to the Western Kentucky area. is the Flagship Station of SkyBox Broadcasting International and still is The Voice of the Bartlett Panthers.  In early 2013, SkyBox Broadcasting International's first terrestrial station went on the air, Community Radio KOK-AM 1700, serving areas of Bartlett and Memphis. The Skybox Crew assists the Christian Brothers University Radio Network in Memphis with Men's and  Women's Basketball broadcasts and also assists  WUMR in Memphis with University of Memphis Baseball and Lady Tiger Basketball broadcasts.  In August of 2013, we added a new partner, AM 990-KWAM, The Voice of Memphis, to carry selected Friday evening broadcasts, in addition to being on and Community Radio AM 1700 KOK.  KWAM's 10,000 watt  AM signal greatly increases our terrestrial radio coverage area. In addition, KWAM has available a smartphone app and these broadcasts will also be carried live on the internet via their app and on 

As of 08/21/2015, has broadcast 1,119 Bartlett events since that first night at Harding Academy in November of 2002.  We have broadcast events in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi,  Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, and Illinois and we have had listeners contact us from most of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Central  America, The Middle-East, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Ukraine,  Afghanistan, China, and The Russian Federation.  As of 08/21/2015, and The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network have broadcast a total of 1,294 sports events and a grand total of 1,589 events.

The goal of,, and, as well as that of the SkyBox Broadcasting International Network, is to highlight the hard work of the dedicated student athletes and their coaches, along with the sacrifices of their parents and other family members, in order to achieve the great things they do and to provide a media outlet for these outstanding individuals. The motto of SkyBox Broadcasting International is: "It's all about the kids".

Please be sure and check out our sister stations, Community Radio KOK-AM 1700,,, and by clicking the links to the left.

We would like to thank you for visiting us, and we hope you enjoy our broadcasts.


E-Mails:  and Broadcasting International

P.O. Box 34306  Bartlett, Tennessee  38184   USA

Telephones:  901-305-3797  /  901-619-0856

James M. (Mike) Cooper, General Manager / Executive Producer

Matthew B. Cooper, Director of Broadcast Operations / Producer

Kenneth (Ken) Opperman, Commentator

Eric Opperman, Commentator

Jonathan D. Sturdivant, Sports Director & Commentator / Producer

Christopher M. Tanner, Statistician & Commentator 

Cona G. Cooper, Production  Assistant

Jeff Browning, Statistician & Commentator

Jordan Browning, Commentator

Stuart Settles, Statistician & Commentator

Ryne S. Clark, Commentator, Production  Assistant

Terry Sturdivant, Commentator / Producer

Jason  Aaron, Commentator

James (Jim) Steinbrecher, Commentator

Jimmy D. Davis, Sales Manager

Donald E. (Don)  Alvey, Engineer***(2002-2014)

Ronald  (Ron)  Alvey, Engineer

Craig Blanchard, EZ-Stream Network Control-Chief Engineer  

Link to the Network Website for The SkyBox Broadcasting International Network--->(     )                                                                                               

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Link to Sports Talk Broadcasts, (The SkyBox Crew Report)----->(       )


The Original Skybox Crew

2014-15 Panther Sports(See for individual pages)Click here(     )

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KPTR Broadcast Archives:
2002-03 Broadcasts
2003-04 Broadcasts

2004-05 Broadcasts
2005-06 Broadcasts
2003 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2004 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2005 Centralia Holiday Tournament
2004 TSSAA Spring Fling

2005 District 14-AAA Basketball Tourney
2005 TSSAA Spring Fling

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The mission of the SkyBox Broadcasting International Network
is to highlight the hard work of the dedicated student athletes and their coaches, along with the sacrifices of their parents and other family members, in order to achieve the great things they do and to provide a media outlet that is available worldwide for these outstanding individuals. The motto of SkyBox Broadcasting International is: "It's all about the kids".

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