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XFL Play-by-Play

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:37 am

The XFL starts in February with teams in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington.

Teams are overwhelmingly likely to use local broadcasters.

We have contacted each of the eight XFL team presidents on behalf of STAA members regarding their specific plans. We're discovering that teams are not yet ready to make hires.

Here is some of what they've told us:

"We are still determining our radio partner for the 2020 campaign. At that time, we'll work in conjunction with the rights holder to select those announcers."

"We're still about 2-3 months away from that selection. Our head of communications will be heading this search, and will be reaching out with interested candidates at that time."

"As all our XFL games are nationally televised, we likely will not have any need for on-air talent this year. If we do any local radio deals, we’ll likely be working with each outlet to fill those roles."

We'll be reaching out to the teams again in November. We'll share application information with STAA members at that time.

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