Thu. Apr 25th, 2019

MRN Kicks Off 50th Anniversary At Daytona

“The Daytona 500 marks the first event in what will be a two-year celebration of the network founded by Bill France Sr. and Ken Squier.”

Founded in 1970, the Motor Racing Network has continued to be the primary source for NASCAR’s radio related programming.  This Sunday, the network will celebrate their 50th anniversary of broadcasting the Daytona 500.

Legendary announcers, Ken Squier and Barney Hall were on hand to broadcast the first Daytona 500 for MRN in 1970 which was heard on dozens of radio stations from Florida to Vermont and Indiana to the Carolinas.  This Sunday, the “Super Bowl” of Stock Car Racing will be carried on over 400 radio stations around the country.  Sunday’s race will be the finale to over 30 hours of programming produced by MRN during Daytona Speedweeks.

The Daytona 500 marks the first event in what will be a two-year celebration of the network founded by Bill France Sr. and Ken Squier.  Celebratory content includes a 50 Years of the 500 special along with a 50th Anniversary of MRN podcast series.

While the Motor Racing Network’s coverage of the Daytona 500 is now simulcast on over 400 radio stations nationwide, Sunday’s broadcast will celebrate the eleven stations that have been with the network since the beginning.

WBKR, Owensboro, KY
WBTR, Carrolton, GA
WDEV, Waterbury 
WESC, Greenville, SC
WJCW, Johnson City, TN
WMMY, Boone, NC
WMTN, Morristown, TN
WNDB, Daytona Beach, FL 
WSLM, Salem, IN
WUSQ, Winchester, VA
WWGP, Sanford, NC

WNDB 93.5 FM, 1150 AM serves as the host station of the Daytona 500 and the Motor Racing Network’s flagship.  Sunday’s Pre-Race radio broadcast will begin at 1:30pm ET with the Daytona 500 starting at 2:30pm ET on the Motor Racing Network.