ESPN 100.9-FM is pleased to announce its Saginaw Valley League football coverage package for the 2016 season. This season’s coverage will not only include the Game of the Week on the station, it will also include a second game broadcast simultaneously on ESPN1009.com.
Chris Vosters and Saginaw native Stu Schweigert will provide play-by-play and color commentary at the Game of the Week. Interviews with coaches and postgame reaction with scores from around the area will also be heard on the over-the-air radio station.
Since joining ESPN 100.9-FM in March 2015, Vosters has been the primary play-by-play voice for the radio station calling Great Lakes Loons baseball, SVL football and basketball and college basketball. After playing at Purdue, Schweigert spent five seasons in the National Football League with the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions.
Brad Tunney, who served as the SVL football host on the station during the 2015 season, will transition into a play-by-play role and will travel to a second game each week and broadcast exclusively on ESPN1009.com. Since April, Tunney has served as the No. 2 broadcaster alongside Vosters during Loons games. Joining him in the booth for broadcasts will be Christian Taylor.
Fans will still be able to hear the Game of the Week on ESPN1009.com by clicking the “Listen Live Now” button on the homepage. The second broadcast will be found online by clicking the “Listen Online” tab and using “The Deuce” stream.
“Saginaw Valley League football consistently is one of our most popular programs and we’re committed to featuring the most compelling matchups each week,” General Manager Jerry O’Donnell said. “The partnership between Chris and Stu is one we’re excited to see grow from the beginning of the season, until what we hope will be the culmination at Ford Field. Bringing Brad aboard to cover a second game online means more exposure for local schools and it gives football fans the chance to hear a wider variety of games in the SVL.”
SVL Game of the Week coverage will begin each night at 6:30 p.m. with the “SVL Game of the Week Pregame Show.” The show will discuss storylines for that night’s featured game, as well as interviews with coaches from the teams involved.
Coverage wraps up after the game with the “SVL Game of the Week Postgame Show,” which will provide analysis and reaction on-site and provide scores from around the area.
Due to scheduling conflicts, games will be broadcast only on ESPN1009.com until the conclusion of the Loons season.
Below is a tentative schedule through the first five weeks of the season of ESPN 100.9-FM’s coverage that kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 25:
Aug. 25 – Mt. Pleasant @ Dow
Sept. 2 – Davison @ Mt. Pleasant
Sept. 9 – Lapeer @ Bay City Western
Sept. 9 – Heritage @ Dow
Sept. 16 – Mt. Pleasant @ Midland
Sept. 23 – Dow @ Powers Catholic
ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN, Pinconning) is a 24-hour all-sports station owned by the non-profit Michigan Baseball Foundation. It is the flagship station of Great Lakes Loons baseball and carries a weekday lineup of Mike & Mike, The Dan Le Batard Show, Russillo & Kanell, and the Huge Show with Bill Simonson. The station also carries the Detroit Pistons, Michigan State Football and Basketball, Northwood Basketball, along with Saginaw Valley League Football and Basketball.