NPR/WBUR's 'Only A Game' Turns 20
July 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM (PT)
Congratulations to everyone at NPR and BOSTON UNIVERSITY News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON on the 20th anniversary of ONLY A GAME, the nationally syndicated weekly sports show. BILL LITTLEFIELD has hosted the show since its debut on JULY 24, 1993, and it remains both the only national public radio sports show and the only nationally syndicated sports radio show based in BOSTON. The show also features a weekly roundup with GRANTLAND and ESQUIRE writer and NPR "WAIT, WAIT... DON'T TELL ME" panelist CHARLIE PIERCE. The staff, one of the longest-running teams in public radio, includes Senior Producer GARY WALEIK; Producers KAREN GIVEN and DOUG TRIBOU; and Technical Director JOHN PEROTTI.
“From the beginning, ONLY A GAME’s ‘secret sauce’ has been getting at the anatomy of what makes the celebration of sports special in all of our lives, whether you’re an athlete or not,” said WBUR Managing Director of News and Programming SAM FLEMING. “Nobody captures that magic better in the world of sports journalism than BILL LITTLEFIELD and the team at ONLY A GAME.”
The show will air retrospectives throughout the year to celebrate the anniversary and will hold a live event in BOSTON as well. See more at onlyagame.wbur.org.