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Radio in your hands

Here are the details to FIU football games will be broadcast via the Internet:

With your iPhone, iPad, Android, laptop, Uniblab, whatever, go to http://www.fiusports.com and click the Stretch Internet audio link. Jerry Del Castillo, who did the Spanish-language broadcast of games the first eight years of the program and University of Miami 1994-2002, will do the play-by-play and FIU's Pete Pelegrin will provide color commentary. They'll do a 30-minute pregame show and 15-minute postgame show.

It's not traditional radio, but traditional radio might as well be called Interstate Radio. Unless you've got an institution doing play-by-play or color and fans have a habit of listening to the guy whereever they are, your audience is mostly comprised of people wearing seat belts.

This gets FIU, whose fandom skews younger than most programs, on devices most of their fans hold as dear as a previous generation held transistor radios. Depending how this works, it's possible other FIU events could be broadcast this way.

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No one knows FIU FOOTBALL like Pete Pellegrin.

He fought the good fight for FIU here at the Herald for many years and put his career on the line for FIU. Even tho the MH minimized his work to janitorial duties to try and discredit him.

And play by play from Jerry! Cool!

DJN, did you cover this beat while Jerry broadcasted at FIU?

Welcome back all! Ay! Dios Mio FIU

Agreed that not many know more about FIU Football than Mr. Pelegrin. However, doesn't this bring up a conflict of interest? Pete is an FIU Athletics employee. As such, he most likely isn't allowed to be critical of FIU. While I understand that a team's broadcast crew tends to be biased towards said team (and I agree with it), I want a broadcast team that isn't handcuffed by having a full time FIU employee calling the action. If Mario Cristobal makes a boneheaded call, it is a color man's job to point it out. If a player makes a terrible play, a color man should be allowed to criticize him. If the refs are blowing calls as they are prone to doing, a color man should be all over them. As an FIU employee, Pete Pelegrin won't have these liberties.

Again, I don't doubt Pete's ability to do color commentary on FIU Football. Can't think of anyone more qualified. But as an FIU employee, he will be restricted.

King Kong Bundy, really? Really ur going talk about a conflict of interest for PP being a sidekick? Que bobo...

Yes. Yes I am. Do me a favor, read that post and tell me where I'm wrong. Please. And a quick google search tells me that "Que bobo" is an attempt at insulting me. Let's try to keep things civilized here, friend. I stated my opinion and gave good reasons for it. I also gave Mr. Pelegrin his due credit. Why do we immediately have to default to name-calling whenever someone criticizes a move FIU makes?

King Kong Bundy = Adam Beasley

Learn to read: Jerry Del Castillo, who did the Spanish-language broadcast of games the first eight years of the program and University of Miami 1994-2002, will do the play-by-play and FIU's Pete Pelegrin will provide color commentary. They'll do a 30-minute pregame show and 15-minute postgame show.

Also, troll if u have ever heard any local sports radio u would notice a bias. 560 with the UCG, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins...All of their announcers are pro their local team. Does that mean their commentary is not good? Even the Miami Heat on the SunShine tv channel is obviously pro Heat. Gosh, and PP is not even doing play by play. He is just adding color comentary so fans can enjoy it. And yes I called u a fool in Spanish. If Mitt Romney can insult the President of the United States during the National Republican Convention, why wouldnt I be able to call a nobody like King Kong bundy a fool? #freedom of speech

This is GREAT NEWS!!!!!! Well, yeah were not in the radio, real radio; but at least we got rid of the that scumbag Rich Sanchez. Rich was horrible, ahhh man, I wonder what that guy is doing with his life.

Did I not mention that I don't have a problem with being biased? My concern is that as an FIU Athletics employee, there are certain things that Pelegrin won't be allowed to say. An FIU Athletics employee can't criticize referees. An FIU Athletics employee can't criticize FIU players. An FIU Athletics employee can't criticize Mario Cristobal. Why is that so hard to understand and how does that make me a troll or dumb?

As an FIU alumnus and fan, it is sad to see how defensive FIU fans get as soon as anyone says anything other than "FIU is the best and UM sucks."

King Kong Bundy,

In Pete Pelegrin we trust! Go FIU! Btw FIU is the best and UCG sucks!

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