CHICAGO – StadiumsUSA Radio celebrates its first anniversary Saturday morning on Yahoo Sports Radio. The hour-long weekly program will be heard at 7:00 AM CST, and will also be available for direct download after airing. A featured guest on the program will be former NBA and college basketball standout, Artis Gilmore. Also, writer Cliff Cristl will talk about Green Bay's legendary Lambeau Field.
StadiumsUSA Radio is a collaborative production between the StadiumsUSA web site (www.stadiumsusa.com) and Bill Hazen Productions (www.billhazenproductions.com). Mark Madorin is president and founder of the popular web source for stadium information. He is featured weekly in a special segment called Talking Shop, which takes listeners inside the stadium industry and explores issues and trends. Hazen hosts the program, which is produced by Keith Hoehne with production assistance from Jeff Schmidt and Bo Carter.
StadiumsUSA Radio explores the shared stadium experience, introducing listeners to athletes, coaches and stadium professionals who share their memories and ideas. It is a natural extension of the web site focus.
“I think it's more immediate on the radio, and I think you can sense the passion,” said Madorin in a recent interview. “I wanted to get interviews with key people in the industry and athletes who competed in those facilities, and we've been able to do that. It's been a wonderful part of being on radio, with guests like Joe Theismann, Fred Lynn and play-by-play people from around the country.”
StadiumsUSA radio began production on November 17th of 2013. The debut program reported on the growing use of glass playing surfaces, and their potential in multi-sport environments. The program found its broadcast home on Yahoo Sports Radio in August of 2014, with the show making its YSR debut on August 30th. The network recently celebrated the addition of its 500th affiliate.
“I am so pleased for Mark and everyone associated with this program,” said Hazen. “StadiumsUSA Radio is plowing new ground, and it's a great thrill to be involved with it.
“I believe listeners are interested new dimensions of sports coverage, presentations and approaches that are beyond the standard fare. StadiumsUSA Radio truly represents this new frontier in sports broadcasting.”