ISP, Georgia’s new radio rights holder, continues to develop plans for this fall’s football broadcasts.
Jeff Huffman, general manager of ISP’s Georgia operation, tells me that portions of an expanded four-hour pregame show and two-hour postgame show will air at home games from the Hotel Indigo opening soon in downtown Athens. Other portions of the shows will air from Sanford Stadium, as in the past.
The boutique hotel is located at 500 College Avenue.
Georgia has said that Loran Smith and Neil Williamson will continue in their roles as hosts of the pregame show, and WSB-TV sports anchor Chuck Dowdle told me last night that he will join the postgame radio show to conduct the locker-room interviews with coach Mark Richt and players. Georgia also has said that Smith will continue as sideline reporter during games.
There is more to come in terms of on-air talent. Huffman said contracts are still being finalized.
Between the pregame and postgame shows -– and, oh yes, the actual action -– Georgia’s radio network, including flagship WSB-750 AM in Atlanta, will have nine hours of programming from each game.