Reveal Delaware Radio Schedule: Biggest Broadcast Program in Track History to Serve 13 Stations in Four States, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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Reveal Delaware j Radio Schedule Biggest Broadcast Program In Track History to Serve 13 Stations in Four States WILMINGTON, Delaware, May 2. — General Manager Bryan Field of Delaware Park, before departing for Louisville to again be heard and seen on the CBS national simulcast TV-Radio of the Kentucky Derby, revealed that radio plans for Delaware Park have been completed on the broadest scale in the tracks history. Long a veteran at describing major sports events, Field faces an exceptionally busy schedule this season with Delaware Park conducting a newly lengthened meeting of 51 days. May 29 through July 26. The noncommercial, half hour "in the public interest" broadcasting from track each Saturday of the race meeting nine this year will again be carried over a four state network including -all of Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Central and all Southeastern Pennsylvania, and adjacent counties in Maryland. This popular community service series was inaugurated in 1955, with only three Wilmington stations participating, it has grown to a 13-station hookup consisting of: • In Delaware — ■ Wilmingtons WDEL, WILM, WAMS, and WTTJX; Dover, WDOV and WKEN; Georgetown, WJWL; Milford. WKSB, and Seaford, WSTJX. In Pennsyl-vani — Lancaster, WGAL; Harrisburg, WKBO; York,. WORK and Reading, WRAW. Field to Describe Races These programs include Fields description of the Saturday feature races and interviews with distinguished guests representing various civic, service and charity agencies. Delaware Park donates the race, Field and other working personnel, their talents, and the radio stations their air time. "Inside Delaware Park" a series launched-last season and also direct from the track, likewise will be expanded this year with 54 broadcasts beginning the Monday before the meeting. May 26. In these, Field reviews the days events, those to come, arid names of notables present over a hookup including WDEL and the four Pennsylvania stations. Delaware Park TV plans have not yet been formulated.- *

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