College football on radio
Events leading up to radio broadcasts 
In 1911, more than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Lawrence, Kansas to watch a mechanical reproduction of the 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game while it was being played. A Western Union telegraph wire was set up direct from Columbia, Missouri. A group of people then would announce the results of the previous play and used a large model of a football playing field to show the results. Those in attendance cheered as though they were watching the game live, including the school's legendary Rock Chalk, Jayhawk cheer.
Radio broadcasts 
Today, virtually every college football game in every division is broadcast on the radio in their local market and many are broadcast nationally. Other coverage includes local broadcasts of weekly coach's programs. Sports USA Radio Network, Dial Global, Compass Media Networks, and United Stations Radio Networks all distribute college football broadcasts on a nationwide basis.
See also 
- "100 years ago: Football fans enjoy mechanized reproduction of KU-MU game". Lawrence Journal-World. November 27, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
- Sciullo Jr, Sam, ed. (1991). 1991 Pitt Football: University of Pittsburgh Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Sports Information Office. p. 116