Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl LI / WGST

Tonight's Super Bowl pits the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots.  As a long suffering Bills fan, I will of course be rooting for Atlanta to beat the Brady/Belichick monster and give the Falcons their first-ever Lombardi Trophy.  My hatred for Tom Brady has evolved from a burning detestation into a begrudging respect.  He is close to being the best quarterback to ever play and a win tonight would clearly launch him to Greatest Of All Time status.  Having said that...GO FALCONS!!

Atlanta, Georgia's WGST (W Georgia School of Technology) began broadcasting in 1925 at 1110 AM.  They spent time at 890 AM before another move to 920 AM took place in 1941.  WGST now lives at 640 AM and carries a Talk format.  The sticker depicts a red Atlanta Falcons helmet like those used from the team's inception in 1966 until 1989.  WGST also carried Falcon's games the first time they went to the Super Bowl in 1999.

Anybody know what the NR/bird logo was from?  Just a fancy News/Radio thing?

UPDATE:  The Patriots won (of course) 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.  Tom Brady immediately announced his retirement after hoisting the championship trophy and shockingly died later that night after choking on a chicken wing.

Deadspin compiled some pretty great media calls including home radio announcers from both the Pats and Falcons as well as BBC Radio 5 and Westwood One Radio.  Listen here.

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