Next week when the Razorbacks play football at Starkville, the broadcast team is traveling like country music stars.
Chuck Barrett, Quinn Grovey, Matt Zimmerman, Lee Francis and David Shoemaker are going to roll in Justin Moore’s tour bus. They’ll have a driver, Moore’s regular man.
SEC protocol for team travel eliminated the seats on the plane for the radio crews this season. So Moore stepped up and offered his bus for the essential members of the IMG radio team that does broadcasts for Arkansas football. Part of the crew that does the pre-game and halftime shows will stay behind. That’s part of the limits on press box personnel.
Barrett is going to explain more detail today on Halftime, the radio show hosted by Phil Elson. That show runs from 11 a.m. to noon on 96.3, 104.3 and 99.5 fm stations.
It is REALLY nice. I’d love to go with those boys. I’m driving solo to all five road games. Jean Ann might ride with me to some, although won’t go to games. First time ever we are not allowed a photographer. We get to use AP or a pool photographer. Working on another arrangement, too. We’ll have plenty of photos for the magazine.
Geno is going to be part of the broadcast this year, for sure on the pregame and postgame shows. I’m not sure if sideline reporters are going to be allowed on the field this year with the exception of TV.