Crimson Tide Radio and Television Information
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From opening day on September 1st through January's bowl game, Bama fans will hear all the action of Alabama football on the Crimson Tide Sports Network (CTSN). More than 50 radio stations in Alabama and around the south will broadcast Alabama football games in 2012.
Now in his third decade as the voice of the Tide is Eli Gold. He's called the action of every Crimson Tide game since 1989. A nationally known sportscaster, Eli is also the host of 'NASCAR Live', a weekly, nationally syndicated radio call-in show. His broadcasting career includes play-by-play for NFL, Arena Football League and NHL games on radio and television.
Providing the color analysis is former Crimson Tide assistant coach Phil Savage, who's been on the crew since 2008. A Mobile native, Savage has extensive NFL experience, as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns (under defensive coordinator Nick Saban), Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Ravens and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Browns.
Chris Stewart will patrol the sidelines during the game to keep fans up-to-date and then will head to the locker room for post-game interviews with coach Saban and Bama players. A member of the crew since 1999, Stewart is also the voice of men's basketball and baseball.
Tyler Watts and Todd Robbins start and end the game-day broadcast. Watts starred at quarterback for Alabama from 1999 to 2001 and joined the CTSN team in 2007. He will join Stewart for pay-per-view telecasts. Robbins has produced the pre-game and post-game shows for the network since 2005.
The veteran of the CTSN crew is Tom Roberts, who joined the broadcast team in 1979. He hosts the pre-game show, provides scoreboard updates throughout the game and hosts the halftime report.
Starting in 1984, Tom Stipe has produced the CTSN football broadcasts and he also serves as president of the Southeastern Conference Broadcasters Association. Butch Owens has stood behind Gold every week as the spotter since 1989 and Brian Roberts has been keeping up with all the numbers as the statistician for the broadcast since 1998. Jim Carabin oversees the Bama broadcasts in his role as general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing.
THE NICK SABAN SHOW and HEY, COACH
Alabama fans again will have an opportunity to talk with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban each Thursday night on his weekly radio show. Tom Roberts hosts the 60-minute coaches' call-in show following 'Hey, Coach' each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. The first broadcast is set for August 16. Fans can join the program by calling toll-free 877-202-BAMA (2262).
CRIMSON TIDE TODAY
Alabama fans keep up with all of the Tide's players and coaches each weekday on 'Crimson Tide Today', a daily update on all University of Alabama athletic teams with Tom Roberts and Chris Stewart.
THE NICK SABAN TV SHOW
The Crimson Tide's head coach will guide Alabama fans through the football season on his weekly television show, which is broadcast on stations in Alabama and the Southeast. The 30-minute TV show, hosted by Chris Stewart, features highlights, interviews and features with Alabama players. Check local listings for the time and station in your area. Veteran videographers Matt Hoggle and Keith Dobbins will be at every game to shoot all of the action for the coach's TV show.
CRIMSON TIDE THIS WEEK
From the start of fall practice through the end of the spring sports season, Bama fans keep up with all sports on 'Crimson Tide This Week', a fast-paced 30-minute weekly TV show, hosted by Chris Stewart. Videographer Matt Hoggle, reporter CHRISTOPHER ENGLAND and producer Tom Roberts complete the crew for the weekly show. Check local listings for the time and station in your area.