SBD/Issue 37/Sports Media

Media Notes

ESPN's "GameDay" Broadcasting At TCU-
Utah, Game Airing On CBS College Sports

YAHOO SPORTS’ Matt Hinton noted Saturday's TCU-Utah game will “get the full GameDay treatment from ESPN," but the actual kickoff in Salt Lake City “will be relegated to CBS College Sports.” That is a “shame, because the collision between the Horned Frogs and Utes has implications well beyond the Mountain West championship.” Both teams are undefeated, and the winner of the game is “almost assured a spot in a big-money BCS game in January, remains a strong candidate for the Rose Bowl and at least nominally hangs in the thick of the BCS championship discussion” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 11/1).

THE VOICE OF A KING: In Sacramento, Joe Davidson writes “in a profession known for constant turnover,” NBA Kings play-by-play announcer Gary Gerould is “still holding steady at age 70.” He has been “the only Kings radio voice since the franchise relocated from Kansas City” in ’85. Gerould “worked his 26th Kings home opener” last night and “will broadcast his 2,000th Kings game next month.” He is “fifth among active NBA radio announcers in years of tenure” and has “no plans to retire” (SACRAMENTO BEE, 11/2).

TWEEDIA DAY: SLAM magazine’s Kyle Stack noted the Warriors held a “Tweedia Day” for their social media journalists in September, and the effort was “one way the Warriors have become one of the most innovative professional sports teams to market itself on social media platforms.” Warriors Exec Dir of PR Raymond Ridder and PR Dir Dan Martinez came up with the idea. Tweedia Day was “intended to provide full media access to bloggers, podcasters and others who cover the Warriors from a social media perspective.” Over 150 “social media journalists applied for Tweedia Day with 10 lucky ones gaining admittance” (SLAMONLINE.com, 11/1).

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