Saturday, January 6, 2018
ESPN Radio To Cover NCAA Football Playoff Championship
ESPN Radio will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship across its shows and platforms highlighted by the live broadcast of the game between No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama on Monday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET.
ESPN Monday Night Football commentator Sean McDonough will call the game with analyst Todd Blackledge and reporters Ian Fitzsimmons and Holly Rowe. ESPN Radio’s on-site studio coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. with host Marc Kestecher and analyst Trevor Matich.
In addition, The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz will participate in ESPN’s MegaCast of the CFP National Championship, as part of the revamped Voices option, which will offer five different productions featuring their own cast of ESPN personalities – and in some cases, guests – watching and reacting to the game in real-time, while providing their unique vantage point/spin on the action based on their particular show. Hosts LeBatard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner will convene at the show’s studios in Miami with their cast of producers and staffers to watch and comment on the biggest game of the college football season. ESPNU will feature all five shows, plus the game, in a six quadrant viewing experience, with sound from each production rotating through the span of the game. For fans interested in watching only the LeBatard production, they can watch live on ESPN3 or stream via the ESPN app.
On Saturday, Jan. 6, ESPN Radio’s Marty Smith and Ryan McGee, hosts of Mary & McGee (7-9 a.m.), will be in Atlanta and will be joined by special guest host and former Ohio State tight end Ben Hartsock. Also Saturday, Dari Nowkhah, co-host of Dari & Mel (9 a.m. – Noon), will be in Atlanta, while the SEC Network’s Peter Burns joins regular co-host Mel Kiper Jr. in the studio.
On Sunday, Jan. 7, Weekend Observations (7-9 a.m.) co-host Stugotz will be in the studio while co-host Mike Golic Jr. will be in Atlanta and bring all the latest from the site of the CFP National Championship. ESPN Radio’s programming will continue to deliver the top stories and sound from Atlanta, through Monday, with The Will Cain Show previewing the matchup beginning at 3 p.m., through the start of ESPN Radio’s pre-game coverage at 6:30 p.m.
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