Friday Night Football Merger Brings Region Sports Network, WJOB Coverage Together

By: Region Sports Network Last Updated: August 19, 2011

rsn-logoThe Region Sports Network and radio station WJOB have announced a joining of forces that should enhance the listening experience of the areas many fans of prep football. The union reunites two of the areas leading broadcast entities.

Listening to high school football has long been a happy habit for many Regionites and starting this Friday those invested hours will show a greater return with the return of the popular Region Sports Prep Football Scoreboard Show to WJOB am1230, which follows the game of the week broadcast.

Veteran Region Sports Network broadcaster Chris Lannin will host the show, which will air until at least 11 p.m.

“It’s about providing Region Rats with the best possible high school football coverage,” said WJOB executive and morning host Jim Dedelow. “WJOB will do a pre-game show and broadcast the games then hand over the airwaves to Region Sports for scores and talk.”

The show, a football stew of talk, highlights, and calls, is a popular tradition among Region fans. Lannin has hosted hundreds of sports shows over his long career and has earned the respect of area fans for his knowledge, passion, and wit. He is an award-winning reporter and fans can rest assured that the high quality of show will continue.

WJOB has a decades-long tradition of fine football programming and this tradition will continue through what promises to be an exciting 2011 season.

Chris Ramirez, executive-producer of The Region Sports Network, is pleased with union of the areas two airwaves pioneers.

“We’re excited to be back. WJOB and the Region Sports Network are natural partners,” Ramirez said. “What we bring to the table fits in perfectly with what they’re already doing. Both of us see this as a win-win situation and we hope the listeners will feel the same. My guess is they will.”

Dedelow agrees with Ramirez. “Everybody wins with that kind of quality,” Dedelow said.

Region Sports Network first came on the station in 2000 with Region SportsTalk and has broadcast hundreds of local sporting events and talk shows on the venerable Hammond frequency over the years.

The show will air after each Friday Night game. Whether you wear Oiler green, Governor red, Lake Central blue or some other school’s colors, there will be something for you Friday Night Scoreboard Show. Let the debate begin over who is number one in the Region.

The Region Sports Scoreboard Show will also be available locally on radio stations, WLTH 1370am, WIMS 1420am, WKIF 92.7fm and WVLP 98.3fm.

WJOB can be found on 1230 AM. The show will also stream live on wjobradio.com and regionsports.com.