About Us

The Prep Zone coverage area includes 26 counties in Florida.  See The Prep Zone Power Poll below for a list of counties covered (our coverage area).

What do we do – We broadcast and promote high school sports in North Central Florida.  From Duval County to Lake County, we cover all sports, and broadcast most sports, including games on local radio in Gainesville (106.9 FM “I am Country”) and online (audio and video).

From weekly high school radio shows and daily radio reports, to previews, state & regional rankings (The Prep Zone Power Poll), ‘live’ and ‘archived’ sports broadcasts, and more, “The Prep Zone” is a good resource for high school sports fans and a revenue vehicle for potential advertisers.

Who are we – We are a full-service high school sports broadcast company based in Gainesville (FL).  Our coverage has expanded to include radio in the following markets:

Gainesville – 106.9 FM
Chiefland – 93.1 FM & 940 AM
Cross City – 96.3 FM & 1240 AM

The Prep Zone Power Poll ranks the top 20 high school football, basketball, baseball & softball teams (regardless of FHSAA classification) across 26 counties in North Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, Sumter, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union & Volusia counties). It is voted on by sportswriters and sportscasters.

Company History – ThePrepZone.com was founded by Mainstreet Daily News Sports Director Mike Ridaught in August of 2006. However, we have been serving the Gainesville & Ocala high school sports audience since 1999. The creation of the The Prep Zone’s website allowed us to expand our coverage to 26 counties.

For more information, including sales proposals, internship opportunities, and more, please email mike@theprepzone.com or call or text Mike at 352-258-8450.