Premiere Radio Networks will deliver the exclusive radio call of the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) live from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y June 11. As the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, the Belmont features Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo and Preakness (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex. The one-hour and fifteen minute broadcast will begin at 6 p.m. (ET) with the Belmont Stakes post time scheduled for 6:40 p.m.
The broadcast will be distributed to more than 185 stations including WFAN-AM/New York, and KLAC-AM/Los Angeles, with clearances in 49 out of the top 50 markets as well as worldwide clearance on the American Forces Radio Network.
The Belmont radio broadcast team features one of America's noted Thoroughbred race callers Dave Johnson. Joining Johnson are long time veterans of Triple Crown races, Don Chevrier, anchor, and Fred Manfra, field commentator. Providing color will be veteran ex-jockey and current horse trainer Gregg McCarron. The producer will be Shelby Whitfield, a five-time Eclipse Award winner.