HRRN Begins 18 Hours of KY Derby 139 Week Covering beginning Tuesday

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Monday they will launch 18 hours of Derby week programming beginning Tuesday, April 30, with exclusive coverage of the Kentucky Derby Trainers Dinner presented by the KTA-KTOB.

HRRN, the exclusive radio network of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby 139, continues the extensive Derby week schedule Wednesday, May 1 with their popular Derby Countdown Show hosted live form the Churchill Downs backside.  The Derby Countdown airs live from 8-10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and will be replayed from 3-5 p.m. ET each afternoon on SiriusXM satellite radio.  In addition, HRRN will provide live coverage of the Kentucky Derby post position draw from 5-6 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon.

A full slate of live racing coverage begins Friday afternoon with a 3-hour broadcast of the Kentucky Oaks and undercard stakes from 3-6 p.m. ET.  On Saturday, HRRN returns with a special Kentucky Derby edition of their weekly Saturday morning Equine Form show from 8-10 a.m. and continues that afternoon with coverage of the Derby day undercard stakes from 2-4 p.m. ET and the exclusive broadcast of Kentucky Derby 139 presented by Yum! Brands from 5-7 p.m. ET.

HRRN’s broadcasts will be available on affiliates throughout the country as well as on SiriusXM and streamed live on the HRRN website,  In addition, the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast to U.S. service men and women around the world on the American Forces Network.

A complete Derby week schedule along with a listing of nationwide affiliates and SiriusXM channel information for each show can be found on the HRRN site.

Coverage will be hosted by HRRN’s Eclipse Award-winning broadcast team of Mike Penna, Jude Feld, Kurt Becker, Sean Clancy and Chad Summers.  Lee Dellapina and Shawn Seay will produce.


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