Georgia Football Radio Network
The Georgia Bulldog Radio Network has long been one of the nation's largest, with over 75 affiliates, and has set the standard of excellence in its coverage of college football.
For the 43rd straight season, the legendary Larry Munson will call the action from Sanford Stadium. He'll be joined on the Bulldog broadcasts by WNGC/WGAU sports director Scott Howard, who handles the color analyst's duties. Loran Smith and WSB Radio's Neil "Hondo" Williamson team to host the popular pre-game "Tailgate Show." In addition, Smith serves as sideline color commentator, while Williamson adds pre-game and halftime features. For Georgia's road games, Howard will team with former Bulldog great Eric Zeier on the broadcast.
The network flagship is Atlanta's News/Talk 750 WSB, under the direction of David Meszaros. The football broadcasts are produced by WSB AM Sports, and the station's signal reaches more than 35 states and Canada within the North American continent. Bulldog fans throughout the world can also listen to each broadcast via GXtra.
Larry Munson has been broadcasting Georgia football games since 1966. He also called the play-by-play for Georgia basketball from 1987-96. His dramatic style and unabashed partisanship for the Bulldogs have endeared him to generations of listeners. Munson's legendary status was recognized in 2003 with the National Football Foundation on Chris Schenkel Award.
Starting at the age of 20, Munson has built a career that covers a wide range of sporting events. Not only has he called the shots for major-college football, but he's also broadcasted major- and minor-league baseball, as well as college basketball. He also spent 23 years on a weekly fishing show and served a stint as a Nashville, Tenn., disc jockey.
Before he became the "Voice of the Dogs," Munson had established one of the most reputable careers in sports broadcasting. He served as the play-by-play announcer for University of Wyoming football and basketball, the Nashville Vols of the Southern Association (baseball), Vanderbilt football and basketball for 16 years and was a member of the original Atlanta Braves broadcast team when they moved from Milwaukee. Munson, in fact, got the Georgia football broadcasting job just after he had arrived in Florida for spring training with that first Braves team.
A native of Minnesota, Munson was honored by the Georgia General Assembly in 1993 for "his great role in the Georgia championship football program."
A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith continues his long association with the Georgia Network broadcasts as host and producer of the popular pre-game "Tailgate Show." He also serves as the network's sideline color commentator and post-game interviewer. Smith is a former captain of the Georgia track & field team.
The voice of Scott Howard has become synonymous with Georgia athletics. As sports director for Athens radio stations WNGC and WGAU, he returns for his 15th season behind the microphone at both Georgia football and basketball games. A color analyst alongside Munson in the football booth, Howard has served as the Georgia basketball team's primary play-by-play reporter since the 1997 season. Last season, he broadcasted play-by-play action from all of Georgia's road football games, including the 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Neil "Hondo" Williamson
A UGA graduate and veteran of more than 25 years of sports broadcasting in Georgia, Williamson co-hosts the Network's "Tailgate Show" with Loran Smith and also hosts halftime features. He is presently the Director of AM Marketing and Director of Sports Marketing for top-rated WSB-AM in Atlanta. In that capacity, he is the senior executive producer of Georgia football and basketball broadcasts, as well as the Mark Richt and Dennis Felton television programs.
One of Georgia's greatest quarterbacks ever, Zeier begins his second season as the network's color analyst at road contests. By the end of his senior season in 1994, he held 67 school passing records and 18 marks in the Southeastern Conference. Zeier played in the NFL from 1996 to 2001 with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Bucs, and Atlanta Falcons.
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