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Radio Broadcasts Converge for Super Bowl - 2002-02-02


All eyes in the sporting world are focused on New Orleans, Louisiana, where the Saint Louis Rams and New England Patriots prepare to square off Sunday in Super Bowl 36. As Steve Schy reports from the Super Bowl Media Center, coverage of the National Football League's Championship game is heavy in the United States and all around the world.

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year in the United States, with nearly 100 radio stations sending broadcast teams to New Orleans to cover the game.

Here's what you hear as you walk the area of the press center known as Radio Row:

Interest in American-style football continues to grow. More than 800 million viewers around the globe will be able to see Super Bowl 36 live on television, and millions more will listen in on the radio. More than 350 international media members will beam the game to more than 180 countries.

Hideo Kurukama is here with Japanese television Network NHK for the game and says American style football is very popular. "NFL fans in Japan are growing rapidly and they range probably from early teenagers to late 50s and 60s," he says.

Fans worldwide hope they will enjoy the spectacle and see a good game.