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SGM Sport features live streaming coverage of scholastic and collegiate hockey in the Delaware Valley on its flagship program Delaware Hockey Night, and further programming to focus on live coverage of baseball and horse racing, among other sporting events through the region, is in the works for 2018.
Pennsylvania native James Witherite established Delaware Hockey Night in 2017 after wrapping up an eleven-year run broadcasting over 17,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred horse races in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Witherite, a Delaware transplant by way of Pittsburgh's Duquesne University (BMus '07), began his announcing career in grade 7 when he assumed the role of public address announcer for his high school basketball and baseball teams. He has filled the same capacity for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), as well as serving as their de facto Canadian anthem singer.
When not on air, Witherite enjoys a second life as an active composer and musician, appearing as a jazz organist, providing music for religious services, and (on occasion) serving as the bugler for marquee horse racing events, including Governor's Night at the Delaware State Fair for the last three seasons, the 2016 and 2017 renewals of the Adios, and the 2017 Illinois Derby. He makes his home in Dover, Delaware, with his wife Lauren, who teaches biology; daughter Sara; and cat Mingus.
To learn more about James, visit his website.