ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football fans will be able to listen to the flagship radio broadcast featuring Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf without delay inside Michigan Stadium this season thanks to a partnership between WTKA Radio and the Michigan/IMG Radio Network. The three parties worked to eliminate several of the elements that normally lead to a significant delay with a radio station.
"The partnership providing delay free radio at Michigan Stadium is a great added feature for our fans," said Hunter Lochmann, U-M's Chief Marketing Officer. "We have heard from our fans that listening to the radio broadcast is a big part of their game-day experience and especially in Jim and Dan's first year as a team, we are excited to offer this to those fans that attend games at the Big House."
"Today is an exciting day for the entire team here at Sports Talk 1050 WTKA," said Matt Spaulding, Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Ann Arbor. "What started as a whisper of opportunity has become a 10,000-watt reality for all the fans of Michigan Football and the listeners of WTKA. The dynamic play-by-play broadcast being delivered by Dan Dierdorf and Jim Brandstatter will now be showcased within the walls of the Big House on WTKA providing an even more memorable game day experience to the listening fan. Go Blue."
WTKA's AM 1050 in Ann Arbor will be airing Michigan football games without delay during the 2014 season, meaning fans can bring a radio to the games and hear the commentary from Brandstatter and Dierdorf in virtual real time as the play unfolds before their eyes.
Fans can bring a small transistor radio into Michigan Stadium as long as it meets the requirements specified in the prohibited items list.