Gabe McDonald joined WMBF in July 2020 from our sister station KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he was a sports/news MMJ for two years. He is excited to continue his career in Myrtle Beach and is looking forward to meeting and telling the stories of all the great people in the area!
Gabe has experience covering sports on all levels including NBA training camps, College Football Playoff games, and high school state championships. He’s also been fortunate to cover a Presidential visit during his career.
Gabe is a proud graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in Mass Communications and played football. During his time in Pine Bluff, he was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and served as the lead anchor for the school's newscasts. Gabe also completed an internship at KARK/FOX 16, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Gabe is a Louisiana native and is on a mission to find the the best food the area has to offer. When he is not out covering sports you can find Gabe on the beach, at the gym, or trying a new restaurant.
If you ever see Gabe out and about don’t be afraid to say ‘Hello!’ You can send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
The high school football regular season is starting to wind down in the Palmetto State as region championships and playoff bids are starting to be decided. A game with huge implications is our week five Extra Point Game of the Week between Region 6-4A foes West Florence and North Myrtle Beach.
The South Carolina High School League football state media rankings for week five are out. For the second consecutive week, the trio of Myrtle Beach, Dillon, and Lake View are ranked No. 1 in their respective classes.
Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is the site for our Extra Point Game of the Week for week three. The top-ranked team in Class 4A in Myrtle Beach welcomes in No. 7 West Florence in a critical matchup in Region VI of Class 4A.
In addition to the preseason all-conference teams, the Sun Belt released its preseason coaches poll on Tuesday. Coastal Carolina received little love from coaches across the conference as the Chants were picked to finished last in the East Division with only 13 points.
The future of St. James High School Baseball is in good hands thanks to 14-year-old Braiden Eagen. The soon-to-be freshman was fortunate to start on the Sharks’ varsity team this past spring as an eighth grader.