Garth Brooks to Launch New Radio Station in the City of Champions
Garth Brooks elevates game day with ‘Tailgate Radio.’ The global streaming station, born from Brooks’ passion for Kansas City, combines music and sports seamlessly. Enjoy an eclectic playlist and seamless game broadcast switching for an immersive fan experience. Brooks redefines the soundtrack of game day.
Country music icon Garth Brooks recently made a groundbreaking announcement at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City that is set to redefine the fusion of music and sports. His new venture, “Tailgate Radio,” promises to revolutionize the fan experience by offering a dynamic mix of music and game broadcasts, all through the global streaming service TuneIn. In this article, we’ll dive into the details of this exciting development.
A Marriage of Music and Sports
“Tailgate Radio” is the brainchild of Garth Brooks and is being launched in collaboration with the Brooks-owned Sevens Radio Network. This innovative streaming station is designed to immerse fans in the perfect blend of music and sports, adding an extra layer of excitement to the game day experience.
The Soundtrack of Game Day
What sets “Tailgate Radio” apart is its carefully curated playlist, offering a “fun and upbeat” mix of songs that span various genres. The aim? To amp up fans and create an electrifying atmosphere before and during the game. Whether you’re a country music aficionado or a fan of diverse musical genres, “Tailgate Radio” has something for everyone.
The Unique “Switch” Feature
One of the standout features of “Tailgate Radio” is the “Switch” function. This innovative feature allows fans to seamlessly transition from the eclectic music mix to a selected game broadcast and back again after the game concludes. It’s all about providing fans with a flexible and immersive experience that caters to their preferences.
A Familiar Voice
To make this experience even more special, Garth Brooks has enlisted the talents of NBC Sports reporter and former ESPN reporter Maria Taylor as the voice of “Tailgate Radio.” Taylor brings her expertise and enthusiasm for sports to the station, enhancing the overall experience for listeners.
A Personal Connection to Kansas City
Kansas City holds a special place in Garth Brooks’ heart, which is why he chose this location to unveil “Tailgate Radio.” His connection to the city runs deep, as his mother hails from Kansas City, and it was here that he had his first paying gig in 1989 at the Kansas City Opry. Brooks also made history in the city by opening the T-Mobile Center (formerly the Sprint Center) with an incredible run of nine sold-out shows in just ten days in 2007.
In his own words, Brooks expressed his love for Kansas City, stating, “I feel like this is home for me. I call it the land of commonsense. I feel at home as soon as I get here. … All good things that ever happened for me started here.”
A Star-Studded Announcement
The announcement of “Tailgate Radio” drew an impressive crowd, with notable attendees including Royals owner John Sherman, president of business operations Brooks Sherman, and general manager J.J. Picollo. Among the local sports celebrities present were Royals stars Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr., Royals Hall of Famer George Brett, Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Chiefs president Mark Donovan, Kansas City Current co-owner Chris Long, former Sporting Kansas City All-Star Matt Besler, and defender Kaden Pierre.
In conclusion, Garth Brooks’ “Tailgate Radio” is poised to be a game-changer for sports and music enthusiasts alike. With its unique blend of music, seamless switching between broadcasts, and the star power of Maria Taylor, it promises to create an unforgettable fan experience. As Garth Brooks continues to break new ground, “Tailgate Radio” is set to become the soundtrack of game day for fans around the world. Stay tuned for this exciting musical and sports fusion.