Turn-by-Turn Coverage Available to Millions of Race Fansin Both English and French
Daytona Beach, Florida (August 2, 2007) --- Motor Racing Network (MRN) Radio announced it will broadcast live coverage of the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge from the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on August 4, 2007. Race coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT, and will be available in both English and French in Canada.
The race will be broadcast on nearly 300 stations in 40 states throughout the U.S., and in Canada on CKGM-AM, Team 990 in Montreal, a 50kw station owned by Chum Radio, and WBDR-FM, KIX 102.7 in Kingston, Ontario. The race will also be broadcast in French on CKAC-AM, 730 in Montreal (also 50kw), CHRC-AM 800 in Quebec City and CJRC-FM, 104.7 in Gatineau.
"This is a watershed event in the history of the NASCAR Busch Series and MRN Radio," said MRN Radio President David Hyatt. "We are very excited to bring this inaugural race in Montreal to the legions of race fans in both Canada and the U.S. They'll be able to follow the exciting turn-by-turn action as their favorite drivers maneuver this challenging course. We are pleased to have such strong partners like McColman Media to help us bring the thrill and excitement of NASCAR racing to broader audiences across North America."
Through a previously announced partnership, McColman Media assumes sole distribution rights for MRN Radio throughout Canada and handles all network advertising. Affiliate relations efforts are lead by Canadian Radio Syndications as an agent of McColman. The French-language broadcasts will be produced for CKAC-AM by Corus Media of Montreal as a licensee of MRN Canada, and will be distributed to CHRC-AM and CJRC-FM.
MRN Radio, which has been broadcasting NASCAR events since 1970, is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming. Their award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is delivered via satellite to over 700 radio stations nationwide plus the American Forces Radio Network. This makes MRN Radio the largest independent sport radio network in America. For more information on MRN Radio, visit www.mrnradio.com.