West squad tight end Michael Roberts (Toledo, No. 82) makes a 16-yard gain on a reception as East linebacker Andrew King (Army, No. 11) closes in for the tackle.
“It's always great partnering on this collaborative venture for a tremendous cause,” said David Gow, CEO of SB Nation Radio. We look forward to another great broadcast for our affiliate partners, while continuing to assist Shriners Hospitals for Children.
ST. PETERSBERG, Fla. December 22, 2017
The East-West Shrine Game, the nation’s longest running college all-star football game, will air January 20, 2018 on an international radio network including over one hundred fifty stations led by SB Nation Radio, on SiriusXM satellite radios and the SiriusXM app (SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88) as well as online from Shrinegame.com. The broadcast will be available on phones, tablets and other connected devices via the free Tunein internet radio app for mobile devices. WHBO 1040 will serve as the local Tampa Bay flagship station for the national broadcast.
For the seventh year, Patrick Kinas will lead the live broadcast from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kinas is a veteran play-by-play broadcaster heard nationally on Westwood One's college football and basketball coverage. In two months, Kinas will be broadcasting his second consecutive Olympic Games, calling figure skating and short-track speed skating, while also hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea for Westwood One. He is also the six-year voice of the Durham Bulls (Triple-A, Tampa Bay Rays).
Eight-year National Football League veteran (Falcons & Seahawks) Derek Rackley returns to the booth as analyst for the Shrine Game broadcast. Since retiring from the League, Rackley has been active in booths for Big Ten and CBS Sports Networks and most recently broadcast NCAA and NFL games on Westwood One's national radio network. Former NFL and MLB All Star Brian Jordan return for the 6th year to add his perspective to this iconic event and action on the field.
Michigan broadcaster Rick Berkey will again patrol the sidelines, interviewing Shrine Game players, NFL coaches and all-star guests in attendance in support of the game’s beneficiary, Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
The game broadcast airs at 2:15 p.m. EST with kickoff scheduled for 3:07 p.m. EST.
The four and a half hour broadcast will be filled with exciting game action, interesting player stories, and interviews conducted live from the sidelines. The broadcast will highlight the important work of Shriners Hospitals for Children, featuring the 2018 patient ambassadors and their parents. This iconic game serves as a showcase for top college seniors to display their talents to NFL teams. Ultimately, the game serves as an important reminder of the 22 Shriners Hospitals across the United States, Canada and Mexico that have treated over 1.1 million children, regardless of a family’s financial status.
“It's always great partnering on this collaborative venture for a tremendous cause,” said David Gow, CEO of SB Nation Radio. “We look forward to another great broadcast for our affiliate partners, while continuing to assist Shriners Hospitals for Children.”
The St. Petersburg based Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC produces the broadcasts. Joe Bourdow serves as Executive Producer. Additional information about the radio network broadcast is available at Shrinegame.com.
For affiliation information, contact:
Joe Bourdow, Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC 727-403-9907 [email protected]
Craig Larson, SB Nation Radio 713-479-5373
About The East-West Shrine Game
The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
About SB Nation Radio and Gow Broadcasting, LLC
Based in Houston, SB Nation Radio reaches an estimated five million people each week on a network of more than 500 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, and mobile platforms. The 24-hour network features top sports personalities, including Sean Salisbury, Ryan Leaf, Scott Linn, Keenan Mccardell, Matt Perrault, Tony Desiere, Dylan Gwinn and Lewis Woodard. Gow Broadcasting, LLC distributes audio content under the SB Nation Radio to radio stations nationwide, backed by a private investment group which includes Steve Webster, Co-Manager and Co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, Vice President and General Counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, Chairman and CEO of Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 32.2 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers
commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather,data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of
safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
Tunein is the most popular way to listen to real radio from around the world. With over 50 million monthly active users, Tunein lets people listen to the world’s sports, news, talk and music from wherever they are. Tunein has over 100,000 radio stations and more than four million on-demand programs streaming from every continent; and is available across 200+ connected devices.
About Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida based Play-by-Play Sports Properties, LLC handles broadcast production along with ticket and sponsorship sales for the East-West Shrine Game each January and the St. Petersburg International Baseball spring training series held each March. PBP also owns and operates an innovative online radio station and local podcast platform: RadioStPete.com and performs consulting services for commercial radio stations.
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