Florida A&M University Rattler fans can all rejoice after the university announced today that it has become the first HBCU with an in-house audio network. The network will be helpful for those who want to stay abreast on Rattler games, coaches’ shows, and other content. Learn more about the big move in the official FAMU release below.
Florida A&M Athletics Department announced on August 23, 2021, a new partnership with Peak Sports MGMT to create the Rattler Sports Network. This online audio network will broadcast Rattler games, coaches’ shows, and other content.
“We are excited to have an in-house platform that will allow us to broadcast Florida A&M University athletic content to Rattler fans, alumni, prospective students, and student-athletes around the globe.,” said Florida A&M VP/Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha. “Peak Sports has developed a turnkey solution that will also allow us to further maximize our multimedia rights.”
Florida A&M University Athletics becomes the 1st HBCU with an in-house audio network.
Florida A&M Deputy Director of Athletics & Chief of Staff Keith McCluney states:
“The team at Peak Sports has hit the ground running, and this expansion of our relationship was a natural fit. We understand that the demand for Florida A&M Athletics content is greater than just Tallahassee. The Rattler Sports Network will bring Florida A&M Athletics content to more consumers.”
Peak Sports will also manage and sell all sponsorship inventory for the Rattler Sports Network.
“Establishing a historic audio network partnership with Florida A&M deepens our commitment to bring significant value to the student-athletes and Florida A&M campus,” said Ryan Holloway, President Peak Sports MGMT.
“As we expand our presence and investment in the audio network space nationally, providing a platform to showcase the wonderful things happening at FAMU brings our team great joy,” said Justin Parks, Director of Special Projects Peak Sports MGMT.
The agreement between Florida A&M and Peak Sports, which is for five years, gives Florida A&M Athletics 24/7 online audio airwaves, hardware, and production support.
The first broadcast on the Rattler Sports Network will be the Football Coach’s Show with head coach Willie Simmons on Monday, August 30 at 7 PM EST, followed by a live broadcast of the Orange Blossom Classic on September 5.
The Coaches Show
Willie Simmons Live, presented by Hyatt House, will take place on Mondays at 7:00 PM at the Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University. Fans are welcomed to visit and watch in person.
Each week Coach Simmons will join Rattler football play-by-play caller Mike Thomas as they discuss Rattler football. Different student-athletes and assistant coaches will join them.
Fans can watch the show live on Florida A&M Athletics Facebook or listen live on the Rattler Sports Network.
The first show is Monday, August 30 at 7 PM before the season opener vs. Jackson State.
Other shows dates are set for Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15.
Fans who have any questions during the show can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the Rattler Sports Network, visit FAMUAthletics.com/RattlerSportsNetwork.