Tuesday, April 10, 2001
ESPNRADIO.COM LAUNCHES WITH ON-DEMAND LIVE AUDIO, INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERACTION WITH ESPN RADIO BROADCASTERS
ESPN.com, the leading sports site, has launched ESPNRadio.com (www.espnradio.com), the online home of the nation's largest sports radio network, ESPN Radio. In addition, Amstel Light, Coleman Exponent and Dippity-Do Sport have come on board as charter advertisers. ESPN.com is part of the Walt Disney Internet Group (NYSE:DIG).
"ESPN Radio is the leading national sports network for breaking sports news, compelling interviews and expert commentary, and the Internet is the perfect medium for listeners to follow that content live or on-demand," said John Walsh, senior vice president and executive editor, ESPN Internet Group.
ESPNRadio.com features on-demand live audio of every show, which will each have a dedicated page, along with regular ESPN Radio SportsCenter updates. In addition, the new site offers interaction with anchors, analysts and reporters from the ESPN television networks, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
Users can also receive top story updates, audio interviews and highlights, guest lists, affiliate locations, polls, contests, message boards and more.
ESPN Radio is heard on more than 650 stations across the country. Check local listings to find affiliates in your market, or log onto ESPNRadio.com, and enter your zip code, city or state.
ESPN.com, the leading sports Web site, is part of the Walt Disney Internet Group (NYSE:DIG). Walt Disney Internet Group manages many of the most popular Web sites and services, including Disney.com, ESPN.com; ABC.com; and ABCNEWS.com. Additional properties include Family.com, Mr.Showbiz, Movies.com, Wall of Sound, DisneyAuctions.com, DisneyStore.com, DisneyVacations.com, Soccernet.com and NFL.com. Walt Disney Internet Group also produces Enhanced TV telecasts in conjunction with select ABC Television and ESPN programming and includes the catalog operations of The Walt Disney Company and 19 Disney-branded international properties. Steve Bornstein is the chairman of Walt Disney Internet Group, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, CA, and has operations in Bristol, CT; Seattle; New York; and London.
Contact: Ashley Swadel, ESPN.com (212) 672-2507 or firstname.lastname@example.org