Join Terry Collins and Stacy Angel for this week’s episode of The Box Score, DTC Sports’ weekly sports talk show, including guest interviews with Clay County Boys Basketball Coach Rob Edwards and Pickett County Coach Joseph Amonett.

Tune in each week for The Box Score for scores, highlights, and in-depth information, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on DTC3.You may also view them online on DTC3’s YouTube channel or DTC Communications Facebook page.


A brand new season of the popular fishing show, Lindner’s Angling Edge, will kick off, January 7, on DTC3.

The show is hosted by Al, Ron, James and Dan Lindner, and has been helping viewers find and catch more fish for more than 40 years. The Lindners rank among one of the most renowned leaders in the fishing industry.

Watch Lindner’s Angling Edge each week on DTC3 on the following days:

Fridays at 7:00 a.m.
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Catch Lindner’s Angling Edge each week on DTC3 and DTC3 HD (channel 303), available on the DTC TV service!

The 2021 DTC Communications Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, September 18, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN. Members of the cooperative stopped by the event to cast ballots in the Director Election.  If you were unable to attend this year’s meeting, we certainly missed you, but you can view the meeting on DTC3 on the following days:

Thursday, September 23 – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25 – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, September 27 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29 – 9:00 a.m.

You can also view this year’s meeting here:

Thank You to all who attended the 2021 DTC Communications Annual Meeting!



It’s back! After a break during the summer, Blackout Bingo is set to return for a brand new season on Monday, September 6!

How do you play? It’s easy! First, stop by your local DTC Communications phone store location and pick up a Bingo card. Then, tune in each Monday night at 6:30 p.m. as show host, J.R. Smith, calls out 63 total numbers over the course of the 30-minute program. If you black out all 25 squares on your Blackout Bingo card, YOU WIN!! Each weekly winner receives a prize from DTC Communications, and the weekly grand prize winner takes home a $50 restaurant gift card! Plus, at the end of each 13-week season, a $250 Visa gift card will be awarded to one of the lucky weekly winners from throughout the 13-week season! It’s fun and it’s easy!! But you can’t win if you don’t play!! So, pick up a Blackout Bingo card at your local DTC Communications phone store today!!

Each weekly episode repeats on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

See complete rules for Blackout Bingo at 

Watch Blackout Bingo each week on DTC3, available exclusively on the DTC TV service! If you don’t have DTC TV in your home, call to get more information today at (615) 529-2955, and switch over to the most reliable local TV service available – DTC TV!!

JR Smith of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Watertown head football coach, Gavin Webster.

Head Coach: Gavin Webster (17th Season at WHS, 118-63 Overall; 71-31 Region, 9-12 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 11-2 (6-2 Home, 5-0 Away)
Region 4-2A: 5-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Tellico Plains, 63-14, in the First Round; Beat Marion Co., 44-21, in the Second Round; Lost to Trousdale Co., 21-13, in the Quarterfinals
Season Notes: The Purple Tigers won the Region 4-2A Championship for the third year in a row and beat Trousdale County in the regular season for the third year in a row. Unfortunately, Watertown lost to the Yellow Jackets in the State Quarterfinals on their home field for the third straight year, ending their season. Expectations remain high for a deep playoff run again this year.

Aug. 20 at Fayetteville
Aug. 27 Gordonsville
Sep. 3 Westmoreland*
Sep. 10 DeKalb County
Sep. 17 at Whites Creek*
Sep. 24 at Upperman
Oct. 1 East Robertson*
Oct. 8 Harpeth*
Oct. 22 at Livingston Academy
Oct. 29 at Trousdale County*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): Tied-1st in Region 4-2A (Tied with Trousdale Co.)

Luke Dycus of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Smith County head football coach, Matt Dyer.


Head Coach: Matt Dyer (1st Season at SCHS)

2020 Overall: 4-7 (1-5 Home, 3-2 Away)
Region 4-3A: 4-1 (2nd Place)
Playoffs: Lost to Brainerd, 14-13, in First Round
Season Notes: Smith County alum and former player Matt Dyer returns to his alma mater as the Owls begin a new chapter including facing unfamiliar foes in a region with all new teams due to the TSSAA realignment.

Aug. 21 at Gordonsville (on DTC3)
Aug. 27 at DeKalb County
Sep. 3 Maplewood*
Sep. 10 Westmoreland
Sep. 17 Walker Valley
Sep. 24 at Trousdale County
Oct. 1 at Stratford*
Oct. 15 Jackson County* (on DTC3)
Oct. 22 at Macon County
Oct. 29 at East Nashville*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): Tied-2nd in Region 5-3A (Tied with Stratford)

JR Smith of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Gordonsville head football coach, Scott Clemons.

Head Coach: Scott Clemons (4th Season, 23-14 Overall, 14-2 Region, 5-3 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 9-3 (5-2 Home, 4-1 Away)
Region 4-1A: 5-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Whitwell, 49-0, in the First Round; Beat Clay Co.,21-14, in the Second Round; Lost vs South Pittsburg, 37-7, in the Quarterfinals
Season Notes: Beat state champions Fayetteville in regular season. Finished undefeated in region play before exiting playoffs in the quarterfinals against rival South Pittsburg.

Aug. 21 Smith County (on DTC3)
Aug. 27 at Watertown
Sep. 3 Oliver Springs
Sep. 10 Eagleville
Sep. 17 at Pickett County* (Game Cancelled)
Sep. 24 at Coalfield
Oct. 1 Jo Byrns* (on DTC3)
Oct. 8 at Trousdale County
Oct. 22 at Red Boiling Springs*
Oct. 29 Clay County* (on DTC3)

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): 1st in Region 4-1A


Chris Vance of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming 2021 high school football season with DeKalb County head football coach, Steve Trapp.


Head Coach: Steve Trapp (17th Season, 87-90 Overall, 46-41 Region, 6-12 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 7-4 (2-4 Home, 5-0 Away)
Region 3-4A: 3-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Spring Hill, 38-15, in the First Round; Lost to Nolensville, 24-17, in the Second Round.
Season Notes: Started the season 1-3 before finishing regular season 6-4. Won first region title in school history. Lost DTC Player of the Year QB Alex Aldino to the college ranks.

Aug. 20 at Warren County
Aug. 27 Smith County
Sep. 3 at Macon County*
Sep. 10 at Watertown (on DTC3)
Sep. 17 Cumberland County*
Sep. 24 Cannon County (on DTC3)
Oct. 1 at Livingston Academy*
Oct. 15 Upperman*
Oct. 22 Goodpasture (on DTC3)
Oct. 29 at Stone Memorial*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): 2nd in Region 4-4A


JR Smith of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Cannon County head football coach, Matt Daniel.


Head Coach: Matt Daniel (4th Season at CCHS, 4-26 Overall; 1-14 Region, 0-0 Postseason)

2020 Overall: 0-10 (0-4 Home, 0-6 Away)
Region 4-3A: 0-5 (6th Place)
Playoffs: None
Season Notes: Had a chance to clinch first playoff berth since 2009 with Week 11 game vs. York Institute, but a one-point loss to the Dragons kept the Lions out of the postseason.

Aug. 20 at Monterey
Aug. 27 Cascade (on DTC3)
Sep. 3 Sequatchie County*
Sep. 10 at Webb School
Sep. 17 Lookout Valley (on DTC3)
Sep. 24 at DeKalb County
Oct. 1 at Grundy County*
Oct. 8 Tennessee Heat
Oct. 15 at Community*
Oct. 29 Giles County*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): 3rd in Region 4-3A

DTC3’s Blackout Bingo will air its final episode of the season on Monday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 1. The show will take a seasonal break from June-August and be back for an exciting season beginning on Monday, September 6.

Thank you to everyone who plays Blackout Bingo and makes it one of our programs to bring to you, and congratulations to all of this season’s winners. Be sure to tune in for the last episode of the season and be ready to go when the next season kicks off in September.