Larry Pepe’s Pro MMA Radio Named the Exclusive Mixed Martial Arts Radio Show of the American Forces Network

February 2, 2012

Larry Pepe’s Pro MMA Radio will be broadcast on the American Forces Network on its main channel, The Voice, every Saturday at 5PM PST starting on February 11, 2012. The one-hour program will be the exclusive radio show on AFN covering the fastest growing sport in the world, mixed martial arts, complete with fighter interviews, industry news, event previews, recaps, analysis and more.

AFN Director Jef Reilly feels that Pepe’s show is a perfect fit for the network. “AFN is thrilled to have Larry and his Pro MMA Radio on board supplying our heroes overseas weekly information on everything MMA. MMA is wildly popular with our troops and we thank Pro MMA for its support of our valued and respected service-members.” For Pepe, the decision to be a part of AFN’s programming was an easy one. “I know that the servicemen and women of our armed forces are passionate about MMA…that’s something we share. The opportunity to provide a fast-paced, fun, informative MMA show to our heroes stationed in 178 countries around the world is an absolute honor.”

About AFN

Since 1942, The American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFN) vision is to provide multi-channel broadcast quality radio and television services to all DoD members and their families stationed overseas, on contingency operations, and onboard Navy ships around the world.  Today, AFN provides multiple television and stereo audio services to over 1,000 outlets in more than 178 countries and U.S. territories, and on board 150 U.S. Navy ships.

About Pro MMA Radio

Created by Larry Pepe in 2008, Pro MMA Radio is a professional, weekly radio show devoted to covering and analyzing the sport of mixed martial arts. A Who’s Who of top fighters and world champions join Pepe on the show along with top industry experts and media members. The show has won several awards along with the recognition and acclaim of major publications, websites and personalities in the world of mixed martial arts.



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And we’re working on a special guest, so stay tuned!

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Make sure to stop by and say hello!

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