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Media notes: American Forces Network to carry OU-Air Force

by Mel Bracht Modified: September 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm •  Published: September 16, 2010
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American Forces Network to carry OU-Air Force

Besides being televised to more than 75 million homes on Fox Sports Net, the Air Force-OU football game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday also will be carried on the American Forces Network, which broadcasts to the U.S. armed forces serving in more than 170 countries and aboard ships. The network strives to carry as many service academy games as possible.

Joel Meyers, Joel Klatt and Jim Knox will broadcast the game for FSN.

Former Sooners coach Barry Switzer will be a guest in the booth for the game telecast to discuss implementing the option offense at OU. Knox will interview players from the 1974 and 1975 OU teams, which are being honored at the game.

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Jack Thorpe's bid to move the remains of his father, legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, from Pennsylvania to his birthplace of Prague will be featured in the next edition of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which will premiere at 9 p.m. Tuesday on HBO. ... Westwood One radio has picked up the OU-Cincinnati game Sept. 25. John Tautges and Terry Donahue are the announcers. ... UCO's marching band is among more than 30 bands competing in CBS' "Hawaii Five-O Marching Band Mania" contest, which has a $25,000 top prize. The bands must record the show's theme song by Sunday. ... Joe Namath has started hosting a weekly NFL talk show on SIRIUS NFL Radio from 1-2 p.m. Fridays. ... TBS' announcer pairings for its divisional baseball coverage are Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and John Smoltz; Brian Anderson and Joe Simpson; Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly; Don Orsillo and Buck Martinez.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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