Chuck "The King" Oliver
Chuck Oliver is one of the toughest things to find in this city — a born-and-raised, true Atlanta native. After graduating from Central Gwinnett in 1986, Chuck then attended Auburn University, where he earned his degree in English and began teaching and coaching football.
In 1992 Chuck was hired at South Gwinnett as defensive line coach. During his five-year tenure at South nine different linemen received scholarships, playing everywhere from Auburn to Georgia Southern, from Georgia Tech to Eastern Kentucky. At the age of 29, he “retired” to become a full-time writer and author, penning three books and literally hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles and feature pieces.
In August 2000, AM 790 in Atlanta set about to find the city’s most knowledgeable college football authority and out of hundreds of applicants . . . they selected Chuck. It wasn’t long before the Saturday college football show became Saturdays and Sundays, then a Monday through Friday show during mid-days and finally afternoon drive talking college football in the nation’s 7th largest market.
After anchoring that show, Chuck was offered the chance in 2008 to join 680 The Fan and didn’t hesitate. He and Matt Chernoff now have the most fact-filled, most fun and definitely most quirky four hours on Atlanta sports radio every Monday through Friday from 3pm – 7pm.
Additionally, Chuck was Comcast Sport Southeast’s ACC football expert for 10 seasons, as well as providing color commentary for seven years for the Conference USA “Game of the Week” televised across 11 states each Saturday during football season. He also spent four years as the SEC expert on the post-game show for CBS’ national game of the week, while also providing color analysis on the official radio broadcast for eight Chick-fil-A Peach Bowls. Additionally, Chuck logged 13 years on the selection committee for the bowl game and is also a voting member for the College Football Hall of Fame. Not forgetting his high school coaching roots, Chuck spent five years co-hosting the CSS production “In the Huddle,” a weekly high school football show seen from Louisiana to Mobile and Miami up to North Carolina. He has been nominated for four Emmys.
Chuck currently lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Kristen and, occasionally, Tiger the neighborhood cat who visits just to get fed.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Matt is very proud of his local roots and is a self admitted homer for Atlanta sports franchises. While in high school Matt began working in radio at small radio station filing high school football reports and working the board on weekends. His love of radio led him to an internship at 790 The Zone while attending Georgia State University.
Matt has worked as a producer as well as talk show host for over a decade and has worked with more co-hosts in his career than Regis Philbin! Matt spent 10 years at the Zone, working mid-days for 6 years. Chernoff also has hosted Sportsnite, weeknights on Comcast Sports Southeast since 2004. Matt has also served as a sideline reporter for the Atlanta Falcons radio network as well as the host of the Network’s Pregame and post game show from 2004-2007. Matt worked in the same capacity for the Arena Football League’s Georgia Force for two seasons. Chernoff also hosted Falcons Daily on Falconsvision, seen in the Atlanta area, and has made numerous appearances on 11 Alive, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta. Most recently Matt appeared on a daily segment on the NFL Network show “Put up your Dukes”.
Matt has hosted the Falcons Pre-Game on Fox 5 for the last 3 years. Matt has also joined NBC Sportsradio and hosts a show each Saturday.
Matt has worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Georgia as the Chairman of their MS Walk of Georgia and in the process was named the volunteer of the year in 2006.
Now Matt proudly joins 680 The Fan and can be heard each weekday from 3pm to 7pm.