ESPN Radio is using the official opening of its new studios as a chance to host its owned and operated stations and key affiliates June 1 in a special day-long event that will also highlight ESPN Radio’s growth from a terrestrial service to ESPN Audio, a content provider via many platforms. ESPN Radio’s O&Os from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas will join 13 affiliates broadcasting from “Audio Avenue” outside of ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, CT. Along with the hosts and producers broadcasting from “Audio Ave.” other participants will include network and affiliate management, account executives, program directors, clients, ESPN employees, and those involved with ESPN Audio’s promotions, marketing and sales.
Ceremonies will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony signifying the opening of new customized facilities featuring talk studios, dedicated control rooms and SportsCenter booths.
“ESPN Radio consumers are no longer simply radio listeners,” says Network Senior VP/General Manager Mo Davenport. “The June 1 festivities will celebrate our commitment to ensure that fans not only get their ESPN Radio content how they want it, but also when they want it, and where they want it.”