ATHENS – Two former Georgia football stars, Kevin Butler and David Greene, will join the Bulldogs’ radio broadcast team this season.
Butler, an All-America placekicker in the 1980s, and Greene, an All-SEC quarterback earlier this decade, will have roles on the pregame and postgame shows. Butler will work home games and Greene road games.
They complete an expanded cast that will provide nine hours of radio programming each game day.
Georgia associate athletics director Alan Thomas said today that Butler and Greene will add valuable perspective to the broadcasts –- Butler as a College Football Hall of Famer and Greene as a recent player.
“Getting someone who played under [current coach] Mark Richt was important,” Thomas said. “[Greene's] perspective will be one we haven’t had.”
Greene and Butler will be on the air for the first hour of an expanded four-hour pregame show and for the two-hour postgame call-in show. They will join co-host and veteran Georgia broadcaster Jeff Dantzler in both cases.
The postgame show and the opening hour of the pregame will be broadcast from the new Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens for both home and road games, Thomas said.
The other members of the radio team have been previously reported: Scott Howard and Eric Zeier as play-by-play voice and color analyst, respectively; Loran Smith and Neil Williamson as co-hosts of three hours of the pregame show; Smith as sideline reporter; and WSB-TV sports director Chuck Dowdle to conduct postgame locker-room interviews.
Howard also will continue to host Richt’s radio call-in show, and Dowdle will continue as host of Richt’s TV show. Dantzler and Butler will host the Sunday morning “Bulldog Brunch” radio show.
This will be Georgia’s first season under a new eight-year, $92.8-million marketing and multi-media deal with North Carolina-based ISP, which becomes the radio rights holder. The games and related programming will continue to air in Atlanta on WSB-750 AM.