Sports talk radio stations gear up for Georgia-Alabama championship game

Posted Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Less than a year after 92.9/The Game and 680/The Fan gorged on the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, they are gearing up for another bonanza: the National College Football Championship Game featuring UGA and Alabama, a match-up made in SEC heaven.

And they have some competition as well: News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB, which is home of the Dawgs, will be priming the pump as well.

Here's a summary of what each station is doing with plenty of opportunities to meet your radio hosts in person:

News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB, the Home of the Georgia Bulldogs

Thursday  8:05 p.m.: Exclusive encore of the Rose Bowl -  Play-by-play of the UGA/Oklahoma game

Friday  9 a.m.-11 a.m.   Eric Von Haessler and ‘The Von Haessler Doctrine’ live at the World Congress Center at the College Football Playoff Fan events

Friday  7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Mark Arum live at the World Congress Center at the College Football Playoff Fan events

Saturday  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Dave Baker live at the World Congress Center Fan events

Sunday   11 a.m.-1 p.m.:  WSB live at World Congress Center Fan events

Sunday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.:  "Bulldogs Live,"with the Bulldogs All-Stars, former Georgia players analyzing the match-up

Monday  4:30 a.m.-9 a.m.:  Special Bulldogs Edition of Atlanta’s Morning News

Monday 9 a.m.-11 a.m.:  Eric Von Haessler and ‘The Von Haessler Doctrine’ live at CFP Fan events

Monday 3 p.m.-4 p.m.:  Mark Arum live at CFP Fan events

Monday 4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Bulldogs Football Pre-game

Monday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.:  Georgia Bulldogs Tailgate Show, with Hondo Williamson, Eric Zeier, Chuck Dowdle, and Scott Howard

Monday 8:10 p.m.: Georgia Bulldog Network exclusive Play-by-Play of Georgia/Alabama with Scott Howard and Eric Zeier,

Followed by live Post-Game coverage and phone calls till 1 a.m.

680/The Fan 

Thursday  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Bulldog Pep Rally at Hooters Douglasville, The Front Row, Buck and Kincade and Chuck Chernoff w/ BIG Prizes!

Friday 9 a.m. to noon: The Front Row live from the official “CFP Audio Avenue”  (Radio Row)

Friday, noon to 7 p.m.: Buck and Kincade and Chuck and Chernoff live from the SunTrust onUp Experience with SunTrust VIP Tailgate giveaways.

Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Day One of 680 The Fan and SunTrust Championship Celebration and Hospitality from 123 Marietta Street next to the park

Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 680 The Fan Football Game Day w/ Buck Belue & Chuck Oliver at STATS

Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Day Two of 680 The Fan and SunTrust Championship Celebration and Hospitality from 123 Marietta Street next to the park, 2pm to 6pm

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Atlanta’s Official NFL Pre-Game w/ Nick Cellini, Chris Dimino and Carlos Medina at STATS

Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: 680 The Fan Football Game Day w/ Chris Mooneyham, Sean Nerny and Dan Mathews

Sunday, 7 p.m. into 7 p.m. Monday: The 680 The Fan 24-hour pre-game show with 24 straight hours of Dawgs coverage

Monday: CFP National Championship Monday, continuation of 24 hour pre-game with normal line-up of shows and Buck Belue on with Chuck and Chernoff

Monday: Day three of the 680 The Fan SunTrust Championship Tailgate 4pm to 8pm from 123 Marietta Street, Buck and Kincade and Chuck & Chernoff will be live from the tailgate.

Monday, 8 p.m.: Big Game Viewing Party @ Taco Mac Prado w/ John Kincade and Mark Zinno

Monday, 8 p.m.: Georgia versus Bama, kickoff on The Fan, 680 and 93.7FM

92.9/The Game

Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:   The Midday Show Only live from the College Football Hall of Fame

Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Mid-day show live from College Football Hall of Fame

Friday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.: Dukes and Bell live from "Audio Avenue" at the Georgia World Congress Center

Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Live from McCrays Tavern (Midtown Location)

Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Live from STATS downtown (Rick & John, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dukes & Bell, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., special National Championship show 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday:  Secret location in Athens (if UGA wins)

 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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