First kickoff is Friday August 26 where River 97.3 will provide play-by-play coverage of a “Game of the Week” and additional Arby’s River Red Zone coverage from 3 to 5 additional games every Friday night. Teaming with Townsquare Media stations in Bloomington, River 97.3 will connect Central Illinois with the most complete high school game night coverage in the state. The games will be available not only on River 97.3 but IPhone and Droid users can listen to the action anywhere by simply downloading the Radio Pup app.
“The opportunity to do something of community wide interest is a goal of our radio stations. We will provide multiple game coverage with the opportunity for more people throughout the region to get involved. No matter what team you root for, you’ll see the Arby’s River Red Zone team at your home field sometime this season.”
Veteran Peoria personality and sports broadcaster, Doc Watson, will lead the Arby’s River Red Zone team, handle play-by-play for the featured game and a staff of sports reporters will be filing reports from other games throughout the evening.
In addition to adding High School football coverage, Pitcher announced that University of Illinois football and basketball games will now be aired on 95.5 WGLO.
The first Illinois football game on WGLO will air Saturday, September 3rd.
We will start week one of Arby’s River Red Zone with:
· Dunlap High School vs. Illinois Valley Central High School as our “Game of the Week.”
Our Arby’s River Red Zone will be reporting from these games:
· Limestone High School vs. Notre Dame High School
· Metamora High School vs. Central Catholic High School,
· Pekin High School vs. Richwoods High School
· University High School vs. Morton High School.
“The Illini are the state’s team. The many fans and alums in the Central Illinois area will now be afforded the great coverage signal of WGLO to follow the Illini.”