Delaware radio station WINF (98.5-FM) and Marysville radio station WQTT (1270-AM) will broadcast all of the harness races from the Delaware County Fair, Sept. 15-19 concluding with Thursday's 68th Little Brown Jug. The broadcast will be streamed online on the worldwide web at www.985winf.com and www.qt1270.com for listeners around the world.
The broadcasts include the live call of each race from the track announcers, interviews, handicapping analysis of each race, updated odds and complete mutuel results. Airtime begins 30 minutes before each day's post time. There will be no racing on Monday, Sept. 16.
Hosting the broadcasts will be Don Berman and Hall of Famer Dean Hoffman, two harness racing experts from Central Ohio. Berman is a veteran broadcaster, handicapper and longtime fan. Dean Hoffman is a harness historian, former editor of Hoof Beats magazine and columnist for several harness racing magazines.
Hall of Fame announcer Roger Huston, the voice of the Little Brown Jug since 1967, will also make his handicapping selections each day and his calls will be the centerpiece of the broadcasts.
"We are pleased to have radio coverage for the fourth straight year," noted Phil Terry, director of marketing for the Little Brown Jug. "Although a number of our guests are on the grounds, sometimes our fans are not able to see the races because they are out in the barn area or partying at their tailgates. With the online stream the fans that are unable to attend can feel the excitement of the Little Brown Jug." (LBJ)