Houston, TX (May 7, 2012) – Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C., who launched Yahoo! Sports Radio as part of a partnership with Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/), announced a new weekly radio show featuring two of the industry’s leading sports journalists Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde on Yahoo! Sports Radio. The show will bring two of the biggest names from Yahoo! Sports together to share their opinions and analysis of the biggest sports stories in a fast paced, entertaining show. The show will debut on Thursday, May 17th on over 80 affiliates nationwide, including Yahoo! Sports Radio’s flagship station, KGOW in Houston Texas and airs Thursday evenings from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST. Wetzel and Forde’s show extends the partnership between Yahoo! Sports – the No. 1 destination for online sports with nearly 50 million monthly unique users in the US,* and Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C., which distributes audio content under the Yahoo! Sports Radio brand name.
“Pat and Dan are the best at what they do in covering and breaking some of the biggest stories in sports and continue to add to Yahoo!’s leadership as the No. 1 sports site online,” said Ken Fuchs, VP & Head of Sports, Entertainment and Games, Yahoo! Media Network. “Extending the reach of these award winning writers to the Yahoo! Sports Radio platform adds to our ability to deliver the best content to our users and more opportunities for our advertising partners to connect with consumers wherever they consume their sports information.”
“We are really excited to have Dan and Pat host a show on Yahoo! Sports Radio,” said David Gow, chief executive officer of Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C. “They are best in class in sports journalism. Their insights will both inform and entertain our listeners, and we are confident that the show that will be carried by a very large number of affiliates. ”
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports national columnist, brings more than two decades of sports reporting to the newly launched show, giving Yahoo! Sports Radio fans access to his extensive sports experience. As an award-winning sportswriter, author and screenwriter he has covered all levels of basketball, football, baseball, and hockey along with four Olympics. In each of those areas Wetzel is recognized by his in-depth look into the personalities and business of sports, offering fans a complete look into the games they are passionate about. In addition to these insights, fans can expect Wetzel to share the ground-shattering investigative stories he’s become known for, including uncovering NCAA violations at the University of Connecticut, Ohio State, and the University of Miami. His wide reaching relationships and unique story-telling angles will set the tone for the newly launched show’s authentic and knowledgeable voice.
Joining Wetzel is Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports national college columnist, and one of the most recognized names in college sports. A 25 year veteran in the world of sports reporting, Forde has collected fans and awards as a writer, author and commentator in newspapers and online, now he adds radio to the line-up. The Forde-Yard Dash and Forde Minutes columns are must-reads for college sports fans looking for the news on the top 40 football and basketball players, coaches, games, and teams each week. Forde, much like his co-host Wetzel, also delivers breaking news around college sports, most recently leading coverage from Penn State University on Joe
Paterno’s firing and uncovering internal drug policy violations by the basketball program at Syracuse University.
In 2011 Yahoo! Sports Radio launched the Rivals College Sports show that features the writers and contributors from Rivals.com and the Fantasy Freaks Show that is hosted by Yahoo! Sports fantasy experts, Brad Evans and Andy Behrens.
Fans can listen live at http://www.yahoosportsradio.com/listen.
About GOW Broadcasting, L.L.C. Based in Houston, Gow Broadcasting, LLC distributes audio content under the Yahoo! Sports Radio brand name (www.yahoosportsradio.com) reaching an estimated five million people each week on a network of nearly 200 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, mobile and a number of digital partners. Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C. is backed by a private investment group with significant experience in media ownership. The investor group includes Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C.