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Monday September 1, 2008New Live Sports Radio Offers Gator Fans Improved Listening Experience

Gainesville, FL

Starting with the 2008 football season, the Florida Gators are excited to partner with Live Sports Radio in a joint venture intended to offer fans an improved listening experience at Florida football games – both at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and on the road.


Each week, the over-the-air radio broadcast is typically delayed 5-8 seconds in order to match it to the over-the-air television broadcast. This allows fans watching the game at home to turn down the volume on the television and listen to the Gator Radio Network broadcast featuring Mick Hubert, Lee McGriff, and Steve Babik. Due to this delay, fans listening to the broadcast inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium hear the play-by-play after the action has already occurred.


The Live Sports Radio eliminates this problem. The small earpiece unit allows fans to hear the Gator Radio Network broadcast LIVE with NO DELAYS inside the stadium, and with a stronger signal than what is often received by over-the-air radio, especially during night games. The pre-game and post-game broadcasts can be heard with the Live Sports Radio unit as well.


In addition, fans traveling to watch Florida play on the road can utilize the Live Sports Radio at opposing teams’ stadiums to hear the Gator Radio Network broadcast LIVE with NO DELAYS. This replaces the previous method, where a low-power FM signal - which was often erratic and undependable - was transmitted in road stadiums from the Gator Radio Network booth.


The Live Sports Radio units can also be used at all Florida men’s basketball home games beginning in the 2008-09 season.


The Live Sports Radio unit also has an FM mode, which allows the earpiece to be used as a normal over-the-air FM radio.




The Live Sports Radio earpiece units can be purchased at all Gator SportShop locations in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. They will also be for sale at the Alltel Wireless Gator FanFest outside Gate 2 of the O’Connell Center (begins three hours prior to kickoff), and at a display tent outside the north end of the stadium.


In addition, these units can be purchased online at the Live Sports Radio website.



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