Saturday, August 19, 2006

Jim Williams: A few things you should know …

Jim Williams, The Examiner
Aug 19, 2006 5:00 AM (7 hrs ago)
Current rank: # 2 of 4,907 articles

WASHINGTON - A respected broadcast engineer and Redskins fan assures me that Triple X ESPN Redskins Radio can easily be heard at FedEx Field for all games day and night on 92.7 FM. Northeast and Southeast Washington should also be able to hear the games on 92.7 FM.

Fans not going to the game can hear the broadcasts in the western suburbs on Triple X ESPN Redskins Radio 94.3 FM and gameday affiliate 99.9 FM out of Fredrick, Maryland. Those of us who listen on 730 AM, will be fine for 1 p.m. starts, but out of luck for late afternoon and night games.

This is due to an FCC regulation that forces the station to reduce its power from 8,000 watts in the day time to just 45 watts at night and there is nothing that Triple X ESPN can do about that issue.

Nationals fans will recall we had the same issues last season because of the abundance of radio, TV and security communications towers that makes listening to the radio a chore in the northwest and southwest areas of Washington, along with some spots in Alexandria.

The Redskins vs. Jets game is telecast in HD on both CBS 9 and CSN at 8 p.m. Saturday with Mike Patrick and John Riggins handling the action. CBS 9 Sports Director Brett Haber and his team will have a pregame show at 7:30 p.m.

Former Redskins GM Charley Casserly, will join James Brown on The NFL Today on CBS as an “NFL Insider.”

CBS 9 and TNT will be the home this weekend for the PGA Championship.

Saturday on both the FOX Soccer Channel and SIRIUS satellite radio the English Premiership action gets under way for soccer fans. There will be a triple-header Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. and then at 11 a.m Sunday is Chelsea vs. Manchester City.

And don’t forget to set your DVR for Monday …

NBA TV will celebrate the birthday of NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain; the basketball great would have been 70. The celebration starts at noon with plenty of interesting programs. The highlight comes at 3 p.m. — Game 4, 1967 Eastern Conference Finals Sixers vs. Celtics. Chamberlain outduels Russell as the Sixers roll over the Celtics, 140-114, on his way to his first NBA title.

Jim Williams is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer, director and writer.


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