ATLANTA (October 30, 2014)
Dickey Broadcasting Company’s (WCNN-AM) Sports Radio 680 The Fan on 93.7 FM is proud to announce the signing of a multi-year contract with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. The multi-year contract creates an exclusive content and play-by-play based partnership making Sports Radio 680 The Fan “The Exclusive Radio Station of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games,” which includes local terrestrial play-by-play on 680 The Fan by 680 The Fan personalities, a sales, marketing and revenue partnership, breaking bowl news and insights on 680 The Fan’s multiple live shows and coverage of college football that Atlanta can only get from one station, the College Football Voice of the South, 680 The Fan. David Dickey, 680 The Fan’s Owner/President, commented, “We are proud to announce this content, marketing and sales-based partnership. These games are an integral part of the sports landscape in Atlanta, so it is natural that The Fan’s college football experts assume the responsibility of executing world-class play-by-play for both games. Furthermore, we look forward to building an innovative partnership, with Gary Stokan and his team, for many years to come.” Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl President & CEO, added, “With our move into the College Football Playoff it was critical that we form partnerships with leaders, and 680 The Fan is undoubtedly the best in this market when it comes to connecting with the sports fan. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game look forward to many years on air, as we continue to grow both games, and host a national semifinal in 2016.”
About the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and is one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the new College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host games of top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first National Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3). The Bowl has recorded a string of 17 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 56% of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has disbursed more than $125 million in team payouts over its 46-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $16.3 million to organizations in need since 2002.
About the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Created in 2008 by the Chick-fil-A Bowl and ESPN, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is a bowl-style, neutral-site game featuring two elite football programs on the first Saturday of college football season. Since its inception, the game has hosted teams with national rankings of No. 1, 5 (twice), 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24 and 25 (twice) and has been nationally broadcast each year. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game boasts an average attendance of 70,205, and has distributed nearly $40 million in total team payout. For more information, visit Chick-fil-AKickoffGame.com.
About 680 The Fan
680 The Fan on 93.7 FM, Atlanta’s Sports Station, is owned by Dickey Broadcasting Company and just celebrated its 21st anniversary as Atlanta’s first and biggest sports talk radio station. With over 160 years of Atlanta Sports Radio experience in its starting lineup, 680 The Fan is the preeminent sports station in the Southeastern United States. Sports Radio 680 The Fan is the exclusive home of Atlanta Braves Baseball, The Flagship Station of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football and Basketball, the Official Sports-Talk Partner of the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Flagship Station of Georgia State Football and Basketball. 680 The Fan’s weekday program lineup consists of the Rude Awakening with Christopher Rude, Perry Laurentino, and Chris Dimino (6am to 9am), The Front Row with Steak Shapiro, Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran (9am to 12pm), Buck and Kincade (12pm to 3pm) followed by Chuck and Chernoff (3pm to 7pm).