Grind City Media partners with BOXTOROW on weekly Wallace and Ware HBCU football shows

Grind City Media today announced its partnership with DWCommunications, LLC and their nationally syndicated sports talk radio program FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW with Donal Ware, also known as BOXTOROW. As part of the partnership, Grind City Media and BOXTOROW will collaborate on a number of regional and national projects including a weekly podcast called the Wallace and Ware HBCU Football Podcast, hosted by Mike Wallace, Senior Editor of Grind City Media and Donal Ware, Host of BOXTOROW.

“This is the perfect opportunity to enter into a unique partnership that will grow both Grind City Media and BOXTOROW among our regional and national sports and entertainment fan base,” Wallace said. “Donal and I have been at this for a long time and bring decades of experience and insight to deliver the best stories, commentary and analysis of issues you care about most on and off the field of play.”

Wallace will appear on a segment of BOXTOROW each week to talk about HBCU football, plus go where the conversation leads, including college football as a whole, NBA and hot topics in and outside of sports.

“I love the way Mike, Grind City Media and the Memphis Grizzlies are thinking outside of the box,” said Ware, who founded BOXTOROW in 2005. “Furthermore, I am excited about this partnership and to work with Mike in a different capacity. He has been a guest on BOXTOROW over the years. I have known Mike for almost 20 years and his work ethic is unbelievable. I look forward to all of the possibilities this partnership has to offer.”

A graduate of Grambling State University, Wallace is entering his second season with Grind City Media, where he provides columns, commentary and news reporting, and also serves as a broadcast analyst on the Grizzlies LIVE! pregame and postgame shows. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Wallace spent six years as an NBA reporter with ESPN and contributed to’s ‘Heat Index,’ a groundbreaking digital media site that chronicled LeBron James’ four seasons with the Miami Heat. He was also a regular co-host on ESPN Radio’s national weekend show lineup and a daily co-host on ESPN’s radio affiliate in Miami.

Ware has a relentless passion for HBCU sports and founded FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW in 2005. The radio program started with five stations and now airs on over 40 affiliates in various markets across the country. The program also airs on SiriusXM Channel 142. In 2011, Ware started a new program called BOXTOROW w/Donal Ware which airs on H.U.R. Voices SiriusXM Channel 141. The program not only talks sports but also talks with some of the top entertainers and sports figures in the business. Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, T.I., Ice Cube and Joss Stone are just a few of the guests that have appeared on the program.

The Wallace and Ware HBCU Football Podcast will air each Tuesday at and can be found on iTunes and SoundCloud. For more information, visit, like Grind City Media on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@GrindCityMedia).

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