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All NFL Media is Local- 2013 NFC Championship Game

We have built up a section of our site that links to a post on each team in the NFL and the local media outlets that cover that team.  It’s a one-stop-shop for fans to get information on their favorite team through some of the people and organizations who cover them every day.

For the NFL Conference Championships we will re-post the entries for each team, as a way for you to get ready for the game, again, through the work of the local media in each market.

Here is a look at the broadcast information and local media outlets covering the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game:

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

National Television:  Fox Sports.  Pre-game coverage starts at 2:00p.m. ET with Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson.  Kick-off is 3:00p.m. ET with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews on the call.

National Radio–  Dial Global is the national radio rights holder for the game.  Dave Simms, James Lofton and Tony Boselli describe the action.

San Francisco 49ers Local Media

Newspaper- The dominant daily in the city is the San Francisco Chronicle.   Its online sports page (and the rest of the paper online) is part of SF Gate.com.  The sports section has a page dedicated to the 49ers. Beat writers Kevin Lynch (Twiiter) and Eric Branch (Twitter) also maintain the Niner Insider blog.  With columnists like Scott Ostler (Twitter) you can expect plenty to be written about the Niners.

Sports Radio- KNBR and KSAN serve as the flagships to the 49er Radio Network.  Ted Robinson (Twitter) handles play-by-play with Eric Davis (Twitter) adding commentary.  KNBR and KGMZ are two outlets for sports radio talk on the 49ers.

Television- KGOKNTVKPIXKTVU are the major television outlets in San Francisco.  Comcast SportsNet Bay Area also covers the team.

Blogs-  Check out Niners Nation49ers GabNiners Noise, and the team’s own Goal Posts Blog for some independent Niner talk.

Atlanta Falcons Local Media

Newspaper-  The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area.  Its online sports section appears to be laid out well.  It includes a special page of content on the Falcons.  Beat reporter D. Orlando Ledbetter (Twitter) has his own blog.  Columnists Mark Bradley (Twitter) and Jeff Shultz (Twitter) will have also have content on the Falcons.

Sports Radio- Sports Radio 790 The Zone serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio NetworkWes Durham and Dave Archer  (Durham Twitter) (Archer Twitter) provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game.  Along with The Zone Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN.

Television- Check out television coverage of the Falcons on WAGAWSB, and WXIA.  Fox Sports South also

Blogs- Some of the independent Falcons blogs include The FalcoholicFalcons Wire, and Falcons Gab.

All NFL Media is Local- Atlanta Falcons

Down south we go to take a look at the media that covers the Atlanta Falcons on a day-to-day basis…

Newspaper-  The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area.  Its online sports section appears to be laid out well.  It includes a special page of content on the Falcons.  Beat reporter D. Orlando Ledbetter (Twitter) has his own blog.  Columnists Mark Bradley (Twitter) and Jeff Shultz (Twitter) will have also have content on the Falcons.

Sports Radio- Sports Radio 790 The Zone serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio NetworkWes Durham and Dave Archer  (Durham Twitter) (Archer Twitter) provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game.  Along with The Zone Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN.

Television- Check out television coverage of the Falcons on WAGAWSB, and WXIA.  Fox Sports South also

Blogs- Some of the independent Falcons blogs include The FalcoholicFalcons Wire, and Falcons Gab.

Please use the comments section to discuss the Falcons coverage or add other sites you like to visit.

SMJ Interview- Wes Durham, Atlanta Falcons Announcer

wesdurhamNext up in our series of talks with NFL radio play-by-play announcers is Wes Durham, voice of the Atlanta Falcons.

Wes has been behind the mic for the Falcons since 2004 and also serves as the play-by-play voice of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football, basketball, and baseball broadcasts.

In this podcast we look at Durham’s career, what he’s learned from his legendary father Woody, and his relationships with past Falcon coaches…

NFC Wildcard Match-Up: Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals

Here is a preview of Saturday’s NFC Wildcard game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals, focusing on the local media covering both teams.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Down south we go to take a look at the media that covers the Atlanta Falcons on a day-to-day basis…

Newspaper-  The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area.  Its online sports section appears to be laid out well.  It includes a special page of content on the Falcons.  The paper includes a beat reporter-generated Falcons Blog.  They also have fan interaction, including the Falcons Vent bulletin board, and the Bird Babe, a fan’s blog on the team.

Sports Radio- 92.9 Dave FM  serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio Network. Wes Durham and Dave Archer provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game.  Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN and WQXI.

Television- Check out television coverage of the Falcons on WAGA, WGCL, WSB, and WXIA.

Blogs- Some of the independent Falcons blogs include The Falcoholic, Falcons Wire, Flying High, and Falcons Gab.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Let’s head to the southwest and examine the local media group that covers the Arizona Cardinals

Newspaper-  The Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the region.  It’s online newspaper looks like Web-Alpha, really disappointing.  Its sports section is the same, no personality.  The paper is part of AZCentral.com, which does do a good job using newspaper content on its sports section.  They have special content dedicated to the Cardinals.  Beat writer Kent Sommers does maintain his own blog for the paper.

Sports Radio- KTAR-AM & FM serve as the flagship in the Cardinals Radio Network.  Dave Pasch returns on play-by-play, along with Rob Wolfley on commentary.  KTAR and KGME are also places to talk Cardinals football.

Television- KNXV, KPHO, KPNX, and KSAZ are the television outlets in Phoenix that follow the Cardinals.

Blogs-  For independent blog coverage, check out The Cardinals Report, Raising Zona, AZ Sports Hub, and Cardinals Locker.

NFL Local Sports Media- Atlanta Falcons

Down south we go to take a look at the media that covers the Atlanta Falcons on a day-to-day basis…

Newspaper-  The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area.  Its online sports section appears to be laid out well.  It includes a special page of content on the Falcons.  The paper includes a beat reporter-generated Falcons Blog.  They also have fan interaction, including the Falcons Vent bulletin board, and the Bird Babe, a fan’s blog on the team.

Sports Radio- 92.9 Dave FM  serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio Network. Wes Durham and Dave Archer provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game.  Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN and WQXI.

Television- Check out television coverage of the Falcons on WAGA, WGCL, WSB, and WXIA.

Blogs- Some of the independent Falcons blogs include The Falcoholic, Falcons Wire, Flying High, and Falcons Gab.

Please use the comments section to discuss the Falcons coverage or add other sites you like to visit.