She Got Game® Founder Tandaleya Wilder Celebrates 20+ Years of Empowering Women’s Sports Coverage
Sports fans who hear the phrase “She Got Game®” may not know it’s associated with the nation’s first women’s sports podcast. Tandaleya Wilder, a pioneering National Public Radio sports journalist, entrepreneur, and CEO of She Got Game® Media, trademarked the phrase more than 20 years ago when she and a group of talented journalists including Former WNYC Producer Eddie Granado and Stephanie Simon of NY 1 launched “She Got Game®: A Celebration of Women in Sports.” The show aired on WSHU Public Radio in Fairfield, Connecticut and was syndicated nationally as 1 hour women’s sports specials.
“Working with Tandi and helping to brainstorm women’s sports stories at the time was amazing, said Granado. I knew she was on to something big. She’s a true pioneer when it comes to women and girl’s sports coverage.”
The highly-produced show included Q&A’s, music, long-form feature stories, and even sports trivia. The show was a pioneering broadcast that offered a platform for women athletes and their achievements in a way that wasn’t being done before. It won several national and regional awards before it ended its run due to budget challenges. Wilder later transformed the She Got Game® brand into a successful PR & Radio Production Agency based in Miami, Florida.
Her trailblazing success with “She Got Game®” has inspired countless imitators and even some trademark infringers but, undeterred, she continues to produce original sports content that empowers and showcases women athletes. Today, Wilder’s daily “She Got Game® Sports Minute” podcast can be heard on She Got Game® Media’s popular YouTube channel and on Meta @ She Got Game® Radio.
As part of the anniversary celebration, Wilder is releasing vintage best of interviews with sports icons from the Gracie Award-winning show, “She Got Game®: A Celebration of Women in Sports.” The interviews will be available on She Got Game® Media’s YouTube channel and website. They include candid discussions with legendary gymnast Mary Lou Retton, figure skater…