WSB offers Larry Munson radio broadcasts for football-starved Georgia fans

Broadcaster Larry Munson (right) with former Georgia coach Vince Dooley in 2006. (File photo/John Amis)

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Broadcaster Larry Munson (right) with former Georgia coach Vince Dooley in 2006. (File photo/John Amis)

WSB is doing what it can to sate the Bulldog Nation's considerable appetite for Georgia football.

For the last month, the longtime flagship station for UGA Athletics has been replaying radio broadcasts of Bulldogs' games on Saturday afternoons. That continued  Saturday with a classic called by the late, great Larry Munson -- the 1987 Georgia Georgia Tech game in Atlanta.

The Bulldogs won 30-16 in legendary coach Vince Dooley’s last game at Grant Field. But nothing can bring the details back to life like the gravel-voiced Munson on the microphone.

The game was the first of several Munson-described games the Atlanta radio giant plans to replay in coming Saturdays. They already ran through some of the best games of the Scott Howard era in April, including the 2017 Rose Bowl, the 2017 and '19 Notre Dame games, the win over LSU in 2013 and the 2017 SEC Championship game.

“We have been doing this every Saturday since the pandemic broke and hope to keep doing so as long as people enjoy listening to it,” said Jay Black, sports director of 95.5 FM and 750 AM.

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The games have been edited down to fit in a 2½-hour window and air from 3:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 95.5 FM, 750 AM, wsbradio.com, the WSB radio app and smart speakers.

The Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network is also making these games available on radio and online at Georgiadogs.com.

Munson achieved rock-star status with Georgia football fans while calling the Bulldogs' games from 1966-2007. For much of that span, Phil Schaefer was his color commentator and Loran Smith was the sideline reporter.

Munson died in 2011 in Athens. He was 89.

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