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Contact: Cindy Roberts 662 844 5036 x227
August 21, 2009
American Family Radio Launches New College Football Show

Former ESPN college football analyst and commentator Mike Gottfried has a new show, “College Football This Week,” which airs Mondays at 6:05 p.m. central across the American Family Radio network.  Gottfried joins AFA President Tim Wildmon in discussing college football with a distinctively Christian perspective.

Wildmon says, “We are thrilled to have someone of Mike Gottfried’s caliber host a weekly college football show on American Family Radio.  In addition to being recognized as an expert on college football, Mike is also a strong Christian, so some of our focus will be on the influence of faith in sports.”  Wildmon, who co-hosts the 55 minute show with Gottfried, adds, “We will also talk to some of the best coaches and players in the game today.  There is nothing like the passion and pageantry of college football in America and we will talk about it each Monday evening on AFR.”

Gottfried says the program will feature the latest on college football teams, coaches and players.  “The stories of all the people’s lives and what they’ve gone through, mistakes they made, are all a part of it - trying to get the message out there of salvation.  So, I think it’s going to be interesting to find out even about the past and future of a lot of the sports celebrities in our country.”

Gottfried was an NCAA Division I football coach at Murray State, Cincinnati, Kansas and Pittsburgh from 1978 to 1989. He was also on the broadcast staff of ESPN from 1990 To 2004 as a college football analyst and color commentator.

In 2000, he founded Team Focus (http://www.teamfocusonline.org), a cost free comprehensive community outreach program aimed at young men without fathers.  There is also a group for girls, called G.I.R.L.S. Network.  All can be found on the Team Focus web site.

The AFR Network can be heard around the country through their nearly 200 stations and affiliates.  For a listing of stations, you can go to their website, http://www.afr.net.  “College Football This Week” can also be heard live on the web each week through the same web site.  The show runs each Monday through January 11, 2009.

For more information, contact Devin Patrick, dpatrick@afr.net .


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