Atlanta Falcons announce flagship partnership with 92.9 The Game


The new kids on the Atlanta sports radio block have quickly become quite the players. After acquiring the rights to be the Atlanta Hawks flagship station for the beginning of last season, 92.9 The Game (FM) has acquired the rights to become the flagship radio station for the Atlanta Falcons.

As part of the new agreement, the Game will broadcast every preseason and regular season game (as well as any postseason games the Dirty Birds find themselves in) and will continued to be called by Wes Durham (who is one of the best in the business) with Dave Archer continuing to provide color commentary.

The Game will also preface and postmortem each game with a pre and post game show that, from the early sounds of it, doesn’t seem to be anything out of the ordinary – interviews with players, coaches and even front office staff.

This is actually an awesome move for the Falcons, who haven’t been on an “Atlanta sports-talk” station in quite some time (with 790 the Zone moving to all ESPN-radio all the time) and with the signal strength that an FM provides, they’ll not only be able to reach a great number of people, but they’ll be able to dedicate time to the Falcons unlike 790 has been able to do for the past year or so and unlike Star 94, the previous FM partner, did, since they’re not sports talk.

Now, I don’t necessarily like The Game (full disclosure, I interned at 680 the Fan two summers ago), but they are more than capable of doing justice to Falcons coverage and its good to see this team land a station that cares about them.

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