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89.1FM To Broadcast Indianapolis 500 For Fifth Straight Year

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As part of its on going commitment to serve Northwest Indiana listeners with programming that reflects the best of Indiana culture, 89.1FM, The Lakeshore will offer racing fans live radio coverage of the Indianapolis 500 for the fifth straight year.

The IMS Radio Network’s broadcast on Sunday, May 26 will begin at 10am with an hour of pre-race coverage, including all of the beloved traditional ceremonies, like the singing of “Back Home Again In Indiana” by the legendary Jim Nabors.  That’s followed by flag-to-flag coverage of the annual 500 mile race for the Borg Warner Trophy, known worldwide as one of the greatest prizes in sport.

The Voice of the 500 since 1999, announcer Mike King has been a part of the annual radio broadcast since 1995, following in the tradition of the legendary radio voices like Sid Collins and Paul Page, who have called the race over the years.

The 33 car field will led this year by Indianapolis owner/driver Ed Carpenter, who sits on the pole for Sunday’s race.

 

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