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The Comprehensive Guide To Radio And TV Coverage Of The Army-Navy Game

Dec. 8, 2016

Coverage of the 117th playing of the Army-Navy game presented by USAA will kickoff tomorrow morning at the Baltimore Convention Center at USAA’s Radio Row.
 
Twenty different stations from around the country will be in town to cover the game and talk all things Army-Navy.  Here is a list of the stations and air times:
 
Name of Station SportsRadio 610/CBS
Location of Station- Houston, Texas
Frequency of Station- 610 AM
Time on Air  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST
Broadcasters- John Lopez, Cody Stoots
 
Name of Station- ESPN San Antonio
Location of Station- San Antonio, Texas
Frequency of Station- 150AM/94.5FM
Time on Air- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. CST
Broadcasters- Jason Minnix, Rob Thompson
 
Name of Station- SIRIUS XM - College Sports Nation/NFL Blitz
Location of Station- National
Frequency of Station- SIRIUSXM CH. 84/ CH. 88
Time on Air- All Day
Broadcasters - Mark Packer, Phil Savage, Kyle Flood, Michael Garvin, Dan Bezilla, Patrick Schuck
 
Name of Station- SB Nation Radio
Location of Station- National
Time on Air- 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Will Palaszczuk
 
Name of Station- The Mighty 1090
Location of Station- San Diego, California
Frequency of Station- 1090 AM
Time on Air - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST
Broadcasters -Dan Sileo
 
Name of Station- KNBR: The Sports Leader
Location of Station- San Francisco, California
Frequency of Station- 680AM/1050AM
Time on Air- 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. PST
Broadcasters - Patrick Conner
 
Name of Station- KJR AM Sports Radio
Location of Station- Seattle, Washington 
Frequency of Station- 950AM
Time on Air- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST
Broadcasters - Chuck Powell, Matt Mikolas
 
Name of Station- Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan
Location of Station- Denver, Colorado
Frequency of Station- 104.3 FM
Time on Air- 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. MST
Broadcasters - Charles Johnson, Brandon Stokley, Armen Williams
 
Name of Station- Sports Byline
Location of Station- National
Frequency of Station- National syndication
Time on Air- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Joe Spano, Bob Black
 
Name of Station- Fox Sports Radio
Location of Station- National
Frequency of Station- Fox Sports Radio
Time on Air- 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. EST
Broadcasters - Clay Travis
 
Name of Station- ESPN 980 
Location of Station- Washington D.C.
Frequency of Station- 980 AM
Time on Air- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Steve Czaban, Andy Pollin, Chris Cooley
 
Name of Station- WBAL News Radio 1090
Location of Station- Baltimore, Maryland
Frequency of Station- 1090 AM
Time on Air- 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Brett Hollander, Keith Mills
 
Name of Station- WFNZ The Fan 610AM
Location of Station- Charlotte, North Carolina
Frequency of Station- 610 AM
Time on Air- 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Chris Kroger, Tony DiGiacomo, Tramaine Lamar Sloan
Name of Station- Arizona Sports
Location of Station- Phoenix, Arizona
Frequency of Station- 98.7 FM
Time on Air- 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. MST
Broadcasters - Vince Marotta
 
Name of Station- 94WIP SportsRadio
Location of Station- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Frequency of Station- 94.1 FM
Time on Air- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Joe DeCamara, Jon Ritchie
 
Name of Station- KFAN 100.3 
Location of Station- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Frequency of Station- 100.3 FM
Time on Air- 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST
Broadcasters - Eric Nordquist, Justin Gaard
 
Name of Station- ESPN Las Vegas
Location of Station- Las Vegas, Nevada
Frequency of Station- 1100AM/100.9FM
Time on Air- noon. - 3 p.m. MST
Broadcasters -Mitch Moss, Michael Pritchard
 
Name of Station- WFAN Sports Radio
Location of Station- New York, New York
Frequency of Station- 660AM/101.9FM
Time on Air- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST
Broadcasters - Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts. Ernie Acosta 
 
Name of Station- The Solid Verbal
Location of Station- National
Frequency of Station- Podcast
Time on Air- Online
Broadcasters - Taylor Schwink
 
Name of Station- ESPN Upstate
Location of Station- Greenville, South Carolina
Frequency of Station- 97.1FM/950AM/1330AM
Time on Air- 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST
Broadcasters – Mark Sturgis and Price Atkinson
 
At 6:00 PM on Friday night, SIRIUSXM College Sports Nation will air a special Army-Navy Game documentary, which is the latest installment of their “Gridiron Grudges” series.
 
“Gridiron Grudges: Army-Navy” can be heard nationwide on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 84 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.  After the debut the show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:00 am ET and will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand.
 
The two-hour special will examine the history behind a football rivalry that dates back to 1890, and listeners will hear from players and coaches involved in some of the most memorable games contested by these two schools. 
 
Guests featured in the special include: 
  • Former Navy QB and 1963 Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach
  • Former Army QB and 1958 Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins
  • Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo
  • U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
  • 1982 Naval Academy graduate Admiral John M. Richardson;
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley
  • Former Army QB Rollie Stichweh
  • Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds
  • Former Navy WR Phil McConkey
  • Broadcaster Verne Lundquist, whose final college football call will be this year’s Army-Navy game
 
SiriusXM will air live coverage of the 2016 Army-Navy game on December 10 (3:00 pm ET), offering listeners both the Army radio broadcast (Sirius channel 83, XM channel 201), the Navy radio broadcast (SiriusXM channel 81), as well as the national radio broadcast (SiriusXM channel 84).
 
Highlights
 
“Gridiron Grudges: Army-Navy” will include broadcast highlights and memories of the 1963 game played after the assassination of President Kennedy, as well as highlights from recent games in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, all of which have been decided by seven points or less.
 
Quotes
 
Roger Staubach on the appeal of the Army-Navy game extending to fans who never attended one of the academies:
Staubach:  “I think there are a lot of people watching the game that didn’t go to West Point or Navy, because they were in the service and they kind of know what these young men in the game, and these young men and women who graduate, what their responsibilities are for us and our country.”
 
Rollie Stichweh on the emotion surrounding the 1963 game that followed the death of President Kennedy: 
Stichweh:  “[President Kennedy] was a favorite not only of the Navy folks but those of us at West Point.  So that was devastating for the whole country and certainly for our teams.  We didn’t know if they were going to play the game at all and then the Kennedy family did say he would want that game played.  It was delayed one week and we did play it.  So it wasn’t just going into an extremely important football game but the overall context of the president being assassinated and the country going through a really serious grieving period there, including all of us, that made it even more dramatic.”
 
On Friday night from 9:00-9:30 PM on CBS Sports Network,  INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY SPECIAL looks ahead to Saturday’s game. Brent Stover hosts and is joined by Christian FauriaBrian Jones and Randy Cross
 
ESPN’s College Football Game Day will be live from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor starting at 9:00 AM. The six-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis and is joined by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard as well as contributors Chris Fallica, Sam Ponder, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski.
 
Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo is scheduled to appear at 9:40 AM. The show will feature interviews from players and coaches from both teams and a special piece by Wojciechowski on the 1941 Army-Navy game, which took place just eight days before Pearl Harbor.
 
WBAL Radio will air a special two-hour preview show starting at 12 noon with Keith Mills and Scott Wykoff. Featured on the show will be interviews with both coaches, senior co-captain Daniel Gonzales, senior slot back Calvin Cass, junior outside linebacker Justin Norton, senior outside linebacker DJ Palmore and senior slot back Toneo Gulley along with features on senior wide receiver Jamir Tillman and senior special teams star Ryan Harris.  Superintendent of the Naval Academy, Admiral Ted Carter, will also make an appearance on the show as will Navy radio announcers Pete Medhurst and Omar Nelson.
 
Local CBS affiliate WJZ-TV will air their own special from 12 noon-2:30 PM called the Army-Navy Celebration Show.
 
CBS Sports Network provides three hours of pre-game coverage of Army-Navy beginning with ONE2ONE: BILL BELICHICK & JOE BELLINO (11:30 AM, ET). Lesley Visser sits down with the head coach of the Patriots and his childhood idol, Bellino, who was the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner for Navy.
 
CBS Sports Network’s pregame coverage continues with INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY MARCH ON (12:00 NOON-1:30 PM, ET), a special telecast featuring the traditional “March On” procession when the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets make their entrance into the stadium.
 
INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: ARMY-NAVY TAILGATE (1:30-2:30 PM, ET), includes interviews with Chief Naval Officer Admiral John Richardson, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Miley and U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. General Robert Caslen Jr. Brent Stover and Dana Jacobson host and are joined by analysts Randy Cross, Christian Fauria and Houston Nutt. 
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, CBS Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, begins at 2:30 PM, ET.  Adam Zucker serves as host along with analysts Rick Neuheisel and Brian Jones. In addition, the Heisman finalists will visit in-studio at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. 
 
The 2016 college football regular season comes to a close on CBS Sports with the 117th edition of the Army-Navy football classic, one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, live from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, Dec. 10 (3:00 PM, ET).  
 
Verne LundquistGary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce call the action for Army-Navy on CBS. The game marks Lundquist’s final college football broadcast, as he steps down from the sport following this season. Saturday’s game is Lundquist’s ninth time announcing Army-Navy, the most by any play-by-play announcer. It also is the eighth time he has called the game with Danielson, which is the most ever by any announce team.
 
The following features will air on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network during pregame coverage of Army-Navy: 
 
For Navy Senior Calvin Cass Jr., the Army-Navy rivalry goes beyond the field and into the home. His father was one of the best running backs ever to play at Army. Airs Saturday on CBS.

Army Junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw developed a mental and emotional 
toughness while growing up on the South Side of Chicago that has inspired and prepared him for his commitment to serve our country. Airs Saturday on CBS.

Dana Jacobson
 interviews former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who is now on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, to discuss the pursuit of his NFL dreams, his role in the Department of Defense’s change to the service commitment requirement for athletes, and this year’s Army/Navy game. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network. 

Remembering Army’s Last Win: A look back at the last time Army beat Navy in 2001, less than three months after the September 11 attacks. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

Army’s leading tackler, linebacker Andrew King, is the son of a 9/11 first responder. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

Senior running back Toneo Gulley had a role model in the family who influenced his decision to attend the Naval Academy: his mother who enlisted in the Navy at the age of 36. Airs Saturday on CBS Sports Network.
 
The Navy Radio Network coverage will begin at 2:00 PM with Pete MedhurstOmar Nelson and Joe Miller live from Baltimore as will Westwood One’s national radio coverage with John Sadak, James Lofton and Ross Tucker on the call.  Navy’s radio call will be on SIRIUS and XM Channel 81, while Westwood One’s broadcast will be on Channel 84.
 
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