Mercer Island, WA: The long-time Memphis motorsports show, Focus On Racing Radio, will go into national syndication on February 15th under the Westwood One umbrella of programs. The co-hosts of the one-hour show are Speed Channel motorsports ...
Mercer Island, WA: The long-time Memphis motorsports show, Focus On Racing Radio, will go into national syndication on February 15th under the Westwood One umbrella of programs.
The co-hosts of the one-hour show are Speed Channel motorsports journalist, Bob Varsha, and multi-time racing champion and producer Billy Edwards. The show's interview/preview format covers all major motorsports sanctioning bodies, including: NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, CART Fed Ex, IRL, NHRA, Formula One, Trans Am and others.
"Focus" has aired in Memphis for the last 17 years under the guidance of award-winning creator and senior executive producer, Ron Martin. "This is my dream come true," comments Martin. "I have been looking for a distribution company that would be of the same quality as I think our program is. I have found that in Westwood One."
Focus On Racing Radio will use technology to best advantage. Bob Varsha will broadcast from varied racing venues throughout the year, while Billy Edwards will hold down the Detroit bureau. All will be sent to Memphis flagship station WMC-SportsPlus 790 for mixing, and then on to Westwood One, where it will be put up on satellite for stations to retrieve.
Westwood One is the leader in radio sports broadcasting. Westwood One's impressive lineup of sports coverage includes the NFL, Super Bowl, Notre Dame Football, NCAA Football and Basketball, the NHL, the Olympics, HBO Boxing, the Wimbledon Championships, the U.S. Golf Association Championships, the Master's Golf Tournament and Showtime Boxing.
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