Arsenal Radio

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by DragonFly, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    My god, anybody listening to Arsenal Radio
    for the game? I was, but their announcer was
    putting me to sleep so I switched to Chelsea
    (at least they have 2 announcers).

    I'd much rather listen to the gunners internet
    audio feed, but the drone and lack of inflection
    in that guys voice was unbelievable. I thought
    I was listening to a baseball game or cricket. ;)

    Is this guy always so awful, or is he suffering
    from a sat night bender? Yeah, I know, it's
    free (thank you gunners), but surely they get
    could one of you to do a better job. [end of
    rant].
     
  2. kygunner

    kygunner New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Winchester KY USA
    There are often complaints as to the Arsenal radio broadcast. I did not listen to the game but am surprised to hear that the announcer was by himself. Ive listened several times to hear at least two sometimes three in the booth. The announcer is usually not boring either, with comments like" the night is cold and raw like sushi." Usually entertaining in a silly sort of way.

    Did you go to Arsenal.com? It was my understanding you had to pay for the internet broadcast now.
     
  3. DragonFly

    DragonFly New Member

    Dec 31, 1999
    I went to Arsenal.com. I signed up very
    early last season, when they first
    introduced it (and pre-arsenal world
    pay version). Either it's still free for
    everyone, or they grandfathered me in :)

    At least for the 15 mins I listened, it
    was only one guy. And to give him the
    benefit of the doubt, I'm sure he had
    some good descriptive commentary.
    I was just dismayed by his lack of enthusiasm
    and animation for this London Derby.

    I'll give him a try next time, and hopefully
    it'll be better.
     
  4. kygunner

    kygunner New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Winchester KY USA
    I went to the website and it appears that Arsenal no longer has the actual radio broadcast but are doing their own web telecast. The announcer is some new guy and he will remain by himself. I guess it is costing the club less money to have their own broadcaster than to use the radio personalities. Arsenal have made several decisions like this as it appears the website is a giant billboard now.
     
  5. idiparker

    idiparker Member

    Jul 23, 2000
    Hong Kong
    It's Capitol Gold

    Capital Gold does the radio play by play over the air and over the Internet. Initial reports earlier this year indicated that you would have to pay to listen this year, but it turns out you just have to be registered to listen (the free registration).

    If you don't want to even register, you can go to Capital Gold's website directly and listen from that link. I did that this time as the arsenal.com website was overloaded.

    Unfortunately, the CapGold/Arsenal player does not work on Mac OSX (tried several times) but will play on a Windows machine.

    For more on soccer webcasts, you can always check out http://www.penguinradio.com/sports/soccer/ or http://www.socceraudio.com/
     
  6. Ian Lozada

    Ian Lozada New Member

    May 29, 2001
    The Pick Four Pool
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: It's Capitol Gold

    That was last year. This year, Arsenal have an in house broadcaster, Adam Leventhal. He's a bit bland, but he's still miles better than Jonathan Pearce, who's flat out horrible. They've had consistent problems with the audio, however-- it always sounds metallic, almost like they're recording someone speaking over the public address with the microphones incorrectly positioned.

    Also, you still do not have to pay, just register on the site.
     
  7. mogador

    mogador New Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    New York
    Arsenal Radio Stinks

    I was well pissed off last week when I coudn't tune in to the Arsenal's pounding of the Baggies. Thank you for the Play by Play. I couldn't get any audio from the Arsenal site which is suffering from obvious load problems. I couldn't find the Capital Gold Audio anywhere either, all I seemed to be getting was some god awful classic pop music.

    By the way, I don't think the commentary could be any worse than what I endured from FSW on Sunday.

    Why does every commentator feel obliged to harp on about the Ronaldhino fluke every time Seaman misses a save? Talk about flogging a dead horse!
     
  8. Warren Van Orden

    Feb 29, 2000
    Richmond CA
    What we've found is that if Capital Gold is in fact continuing to air Arsenal over the air, they are not streaming it to the internet. Seems as if they are instead streaming music, either a replay of one of their standard music programs or something simply to cover the hours of Arsenal matches.

    What you hear from the Arsenal site is their in house bootstrap effort.

    We do have links on our site for nearly every club, even those that have subscription "World" programs, that may be temporary, may be mistakes, but for now should gain access to the webcast from the 'opponent' team, should the in house Arsenal broadcasts be less competent than what you want. (The only EPL team that seems to be totally unavailable for free is Liverpool).
     
  9. Aaron Stollar

    Aaron Stollar Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Falls Church, Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sounds like I am the sole and founding member of the Jonathan Pierce fan club...

    sincerely, I liked the Jon' the screamer.. he was something different. He could also sometimes be funny.
     
  10. rcjsd

    rcjsd New Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Norwalk, CT
    I second the comment about the poor commentary on FSW telecasts. Can't they pay a second guy to do color? It's incredibly lame.

    I love it when FSW picks up the Sky Sports feed, those guys aren't terribly exciting but at least there's more than one of them.

    -JD
     
  11. Grateful Gooner

    Grateful Gooner New Member

    May 3, 2001
    Charm City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ARRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/28/02
    LEEDS U. v ARSENAL

    Is this what I woke up at 6:45 AM on a Saturday for; to read the live text feed????

    Why the hell can't they get the radio straightened out?!?!?!?!
     
  12. Grateful Gooner

    Grateful Gooner New Member

    May 3, 2001
    Charm City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know I'm answering myself...

    FINALLY!

    It only took almost the entire first half, but the broadcast is now working correctly.
     
  13. ArsenalTexan3

    ArsenalTexan3 Member

    Arsenal
    Sep 24, 2002
    Jakarta
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I personally like the Arsenal broadcaster

    I have heard worst by far and when I listened to the Man City VS Arsenal, he sounded good. Shame thats the last time I was able to listen to it. However I listen to talk sport(www.talksport.net) and they go to each ground to let you know what is going on. However I still haven't been able to find a free live audio broadcast that does the pbp when the game is going on. Leeds does a free broadcast, but about 4 hours after the game has ended.
     

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