Gator Football Radio Network
The 2011 Gator Football Sports Network is the largest sports network in the Sunshine State, with almost 35 stations from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys broadcasting the complete University of Florida football schedule.
Gator football broadcasts blanket the state on Game Day Saturdays with many of the same stations also carrying Gator Hotline with Will Muschamp on select Thursday nights and the daily Gator Football Report Monday through Friday during the football season - the most extensive network sports coverage offered in Florida.
Sun Sports and IMG College, with offices in Orlando and Gainesville, are the rights-holders of the Gator Sports Network.
All Gator Radio Network football broadcasts can be heard live via the Official Website of the Florida Gators.
The Broadcast Team
Mick Hubert and “Oh My!” have become synonymous with Gator Radio Broadcasts for over 20 years. Gator fans have grown attached to Mick’s energetic and colorful style as the “Voice of the Gators.” The St. Anne, Illinois, native graduated from Illinois State University in 1976 and has also served as play-by-play broadcaster for Bradley University and the University of Dayton.
Hubert joined the University Athletic Association and the Gator Radio Network in 1989. He hosts the call-in show Gator Hotline with Urban Meyer, the daily Gator Football Report and the weekly coaches’ television shows, Florida Football with Will Muschamp and Florida Basketball with Billy Donovan.
Back in the analyst’s chair for a eighth straight season is former Gator player (1971-74) and assistant coach (1978-82) Lee McGriff. The former Gator wide receiver (87 catches, 1551 yards, 13 TD’s) served as the Gator Radio Network color analyst during the 1982-1993 seasons and returned to the booth in 2004.
Joining the broadcast crew for his second season as sideline reporter is former Gator running back (1987-91) Brady Ackerman. Ackerman, who was a member of UF’s first SEC Championship team in 1991, also co-hosts pregame and postgame broadcast. Brady has worked in radio and television for past 10 years. He currently hosts The Morning Drive, airing from 7-10am on ESPN Radio in Gainesville and Ocala.
Former Gator All-American wide receiver Travis McGriff is in his fifth season with Gator Radio Network. McGriff, who played on two SEC Championship teams (1995, 1996), also co-hosts the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. First Team All-SEC in 1998, McGriff set the SEC record with 1.357 receiving yards in a single season and is the only player in UF history with two 200-yard receiving games. The Gainesville native played five seasons in the NFL.
Game Day Broadcast
All Gator Football games on the Gator Radio Network begin with the Tail-Gator Pregame show two hours prior to kick-off, which airs live from the Verizon Gator Fan Fest, outside of Gate 2 of the Stephen C O’Connell Center on the Florida campus. Tom Morgan, Sports Director at the Florida News Network (FNN), hosts the College Football Scoreboard Show while the game broadcasts are produced on site by Steve Woodard and Stephen Hartzell in the studio.
Following each game is the Gator Locker Room Show, which features player comments, scoring highlights, and the Will Muschamp Post-Game Show.
Gator Hotline with Will Muschamp
Gator Hotline with Will Muschamp is a very popular state-wide show that airs from 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET on select Thursdays during football season. The show provides fans a chance to talk Florida Football with Head Coach Will Muschamp by calling toll free, 1-800-4GATOR9 (1-800-442-8679). Check the GatorZone.com TV/Radio Listings for the full program schedule.
The Gator Football Report
This two-and-a-half minute daily update airs Monday through Friday throughout the state of Florida during football season and features comments from Gator players and coaches. It is hosted by the “Voice of the Gators,” Mick Hubert.
Football Radio Affiliates
|Ft. Myers/Naples/Marco Island||WPTK-AM||1200|
|New Smyrna Beach||WSBB-AM||1230|
|Pensacola/Ft Walton Bch||WTKE-FM||100.3|
|West Palm Beach||WJNO-AM||1290|
* Carries UF when conflict with Miami Dolphins/Miami Heat