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DSC_2104SmallJustin B. Bradford (Radio host/lead writer) Justin was born in Michigan, but moved to Tennessee when he was seven. Hockey is in his blood. After originating in Cell Block 303, Justin headed over to the press box to cover the Nashville Predators for Penalty Box Radio. He also plays rec-league hockey for the Mighty Drunks at Ford Ice Center. Currently, Justin has a book on the history of the Nashville Predators titled Nashville Predators: The Making of Smashville. An award-winning reporter, in 2013, he received the Silver Medal in the Best Sports Reporter Category for The Tennessean‘s Toast of Music City reader’s poll. In 2014 & 2015, Justin was voted as the Best Sports Reporter in Nashville. In 2014, received the silver medal as Best Blog in Nashville. In 2015, the website received the award for Best Sports Blog in Music City. Credentialed by the Nashville Predators, the NHL (Draft & All Star Game), WCHA and CHL.


Favorite Facts:

Teams: Michigan Wolverines, Tennessee Titans, Vanderbilt Commodores, Detroit Tigers, Cumberland Bulldogs
Sports Movies: Miracle, Slap Shot, Remember the Titans
Other movies: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight Series, The Avengers, Iron Man, Star Trek, Hunger Games
Favorite TV Shows: 24, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist
Preds Moments: First playoff series win against the Anaheim Ducks & beating Detroit in 5 games in Round 1 of the 2012 Playoffs

Follow Justin on Twitter: @justinbbradford


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Big Ben – In 1972 a crack commando unit was sentenced by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit.  They promptly escaped to the Los Angeles underground where they survived as soldiers of fortune. Around this time two people met on the top floor of the Empire State Building. It was a night of wild romance. Those people went on to a prosperous and happy life with lots of kids. Meanwhile 12 years later 2 people who had nothing to do with this, came together. And Big Ben was formed…

Today Big Ben is a proud father. A humangously big Predators fan. He is also a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Phillies, Puppies and Hugs. In his free time, Big Ben is a volunteer firefighter and he is the president of the Joe Dubin fan club.  Ladies, Big Ben is taken, but you can still admire his artwork on the megatron at games.

Favorite Facts:

Favorite Movies: Top Gun , Ladder 49, Slap Shot, Miracle, The Princess Bride , Tombstone
Favorite Music:  Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, Journey
Favorite Preds Moment:  First Preds game with my Son, and the Detroit Series Clinching game because Little Bear was with me.
Favorite All Time Predators Players: Wade Belak, Radek Bonk, Martin Gelinas, Brian McGrattan
Favorite All time Non Preds player: Eric Lindros

Follow Big Ben on Twitter: @BigBenPreds.



Glynne Blackwell Penalty Box RadioGlynne was born and raised in a small river town in Mississippi. Contrary to popular belief, she actually wore shoes and enjoyed running water and electricity. She also did not have chickens running aimlessly in her front yard, nor was she raised by a pack of wild cats. Well, some argue that the latter might be true….

She’s a lover of hockey nights at the arena, laughing hysterically, big city skylines, dancing at Tin Roof on any given Saturday night, lattes, making crazy memories, chasing her dreams and hugs. “I’m five foot 2, I wanna dance with you. I’m sophisticated fun. I eat filet mignon and I’m nice and young, best believe I’m number one…”


Favorite Facts:

Favorite Movie of all time: Wizard of Oz

Favorite Music: Ella Fitzgerald, Lana Del Rey, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hanson, Lil Wayne…

Favorite Preds players: Roman Josi

Favorite Non-Preds players: Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan

Favorite Preds moment: My first game in 2011 watching the Preds go to Round 2 for the first time and being at Bridgestone when they clinched Round 1 and sent Detroit home cryinnnnn.

Follow Glynne on Twitter: @rebeccaglynne

image1Zachary Bryan (College Hockey Play-By-Play) has spent the majority of his life in the Nashville area after attending the University of Mississippi. He is a lifelong Vanderbilt fan and often had to be told by his Rebel band instructors, “I don’t want to see you cheering for Vandy.” Zachary is a member of the NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association) and fluent in the languages of hockey, football, baseball, and surprisingly cricket. Over his career in broadcasting he has announced football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and guest hosted various radio programs. Working with WAKM and Rural Radio on Sirius XM is where you will usually find him.

Favorite Facts:

Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, Nashville Predators, Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos

Sports Movies: Rudy, Miracle, The Sandlot

Other Movies: The Dark Knight, Fight Club, Edward Scissorhands

TV Shows: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report

Music: Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Altar Bridge, James Taylor, Peter Frampton

NHL Players: Gabriel Bourque, Joe Sakic

Memorable Preds Moment: The moment Steve Sullivan skated out on the ice after years of absence from his back injury.


imagePatten Fuqua (Vanderbilt Hockey Play-By-Play, Game Producer/ Scout, College hockey writer) – In 2010, Nashville Scene named Patten one of the Best Community Role Models for the City of Nashville…for some reason. A graduate of Belmont with a double major in journalism and broadcasting, Patten utilizes neither of those skills as he tries to put Penalty Box Radio on the map as a destination for live hockey broadcasting. In former lives, Patten has covered the the NHL Draft, the AHL All Star Classic and over 100 Predators games. A former season ticket holder in the Cellblock, Patten now spends whatever spare time he as working as a Scout Intern with the International Scouting Service while trying very hard to remember not to heckle the children. Patten enjoys bicycling, cooking, gingers and his cat, Lexie.

Favorite Facts:

Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans, Belmont Bruins

Sports Movies: Rudy, Miracle, Field of Dreams

Other Movies: Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight…basically the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe

TV Shows: The Simpsons, Doctor Who, @midnight

Music: Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift because shut up, that’s why.

NHL Player: Tomas Vokoun, Teemu Selanne

Memorable Preds Moment: Eric Nystrom Hat Trick

Follow Patten on Twitter:@auquf

Peyton TurnagePeyton Turnage (Play-by-Play, Jr. Preds) is a senior studying marketing at Murray State University. He grew up in Brownsville, TN before moving to Caruthersville, MO to finish high school. He went to his first Predators game in 2004 and was hooked immediately. He aspires to be the next voice of the Predators. Despite the distance, he tries to make it to Smashville as often as he can. He is also a proud member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

Favorite Facts:

Favorite Teams: Nashville Predators, St. Louis Cardinals, Tennessee Volunteers, Memphis Grizzlies
Favorite Movies: The Departed, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Miracle
Favorite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Family Guy
Favorite Music: Eagles, The Who, Rush
Favorite Players: Shea Weber, Paul Kariya, Mike Sillinger
Preds Moments: Seeing the Preds beat Calgary 9-4 in 2006, Paul Kariya’s hat trick, and Filip Forsberg’s first NHL goal.

Cutler Klein HeadshotCutler Klein (College hockey play-by-play/Nashville Predators correspondent) – Cutler hails from a strange, faraway land known as “New York.” His family ties to Nashville led him to embrace the city, and its sports teams. Now, he gets to follow all of them full-time, as he is a student at Vanderbilt University, pursuing a degree in Communication Studies.Outside of Penalty Box Radio, Cutler covers the entire NHL and global hockey for,,, and He also hosts Global Puck Talk, a weekly global hockey podcast. He’s interviewed some big names in the hockey world, including Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Steve Griggs, Arizona Coyotes announcer Matt McConnell, and Predators announcer Pete Weber. Cutler also covers some knockoff of football called “rugby” for he joined Penalty Box Radio, he covered the Predators on and managed

If you want to follow Cutler on his daily exploits through life, follow him on Twitter @CutlerKlein.

Favorite Facts:

Teams: Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Tennessee Titans, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York City FC, Chelsea FC, ACF Fiorentina, Gold Coast Titans, Harlequins Rugby, NSW Waratahs, Oshawa Generals, Quebec Remparts, Victoria Royals, Perth Thunder.

Sports Movies: Goon, Miracle, Invictus, Space Jam

Other Movies: Independence Day, I Am Legend, Jurassic Park, Airplane, Zoolander, Toy Stories 1-3, Star Wars

TV Shows: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Impractical Jokers, The Big Bang Theory, Law and Order (any version but Criminal Intent), NCIS (regular, LA, and New Orleans), The Daily Show, Fox Sports Live

All-Time Favorite Nashville Predator: Tomas Vokoun

Favorite Non-Pred: Tyler Seguin

Memorable Preds Moment: Trekking through a snowstorm at 12 years old wearing my new Predators jersey to see them beat the Rangers at Madison Square Garden