The Herd with Colin Cowherd to simulcast on ESPNU beginning Aug. 25
The Herd to be simulcast on ESPNU.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will present live simulcasts of the "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. The three-hour telecast will enhance ESPNU's live programming presence each weekday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET. In addition to television, "The Herd" is broadcasted on more than 350 radio stations across the country and parts of Canada, satellite radio, and has a webcast and audio stream of the show available on ESPNRadio.com. "The Herd" joins Mike & Mike in the Morning (on ESPN2) as the other ESPN Radio show to be nationally televised.
Featuring host Colin Cowherd, "The Herd," in its fourth year on ESPN Radio, is a personality driven sports talk radio program broadcast from Bristol, Conn. The show features topical commentary on the day's most important sports news, perspective on the top stories, interviews with the biggest newsmakers, and entertaining daily segments, including "Spanning the Globe" and the "Daily Football Fix." Cowherd is regularly joined on-air by producers Amanda Gifford, Vince Kates and David Fisch. (Cowherd (center) pictured with from L to R Fisch, Gifford and Kates.)
In addition to the webcast camera, four ESPNU cameras will be positioned inside the ESPN Radio studio that houses "The Herd" and will capture the interaction between the host, his guests and Cowherd's production crew. During live interviews, ESPNU will mix in pictures, video and graphics of the subject and when applicable, highlights about the topic.
"Adding 'The Herd' to ESPNU will offer a unique flare to its programming lineup and expose his passionate group of sports fans to the 24-hour college sports brand," said Rosalyn Durant, ESPNU general manager and vice president. "Colin is a huge college football fan and a very talented broadcaster who we are excited to have as a regular face and voice on ESPNU."
"Our show has a fraternal feel to it, which seems to be a natural fit for ESPNU's college audience," Cowherd said. "This will be a good opportunity to elevate the awareness of our show, plus fans will see the world's fastest eater during breaks!"
About Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd joined ESPN Radio in 2004 with the debut of The Herd. Cowherd has adapted parts of his show onto other platforms, including a version of "Spanning the Globe" on ESPN's SportsCenter, and his opening rant presented with video on ESPN360.com. Colin also has hosted various programs for ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN Classic.
Cowherd joined ESPN Radio from KFXX 910-AM "The Fan" in Portland, Ore. where he hosted the popular three-hour morning-drive program The Herd. He also anchored weeknight sports and "Sports Sunday" for KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8.
Cowherd's experience includes serving as sports anchor at Tampa's WTVT-TV, where he received a local Sports Emmy for Buc Sunday, and as sports director at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, where he was a multiple recipient of Nevada's Sportscaster-of-the-Year award. He began his career as play-by-play voice for the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas Stars.
In 2005, SI.com named Cowherd 2005's Sports Media Personality of the Year.
ESPNU launched on March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network features more than 550 live events annually, including college football, college basketball and Olympic sports from more than 25 Division I conferences, as well as premier high school content. The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA for enhanced coverage of 22 NCAA Championships. In addition, ESPNU offers comprehensive studio programming and replays the best games of the week from ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television.
ESPNU currently reaches approximately 21 million homes through long-term carriage agreements with Time Warner, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV (Channel 609), EchoStar's DISH Network (Channel 148), Verizon, AT&T, Insight Communications, Mediacom, and various other affiliates.
ESPNU is also available in high definition on ESPNU HD and online at ESPNU.com. In August 2007, it launched ESPNU Campus Connection, a multi-platform student-generated content initiative.