June 18, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Alabama Crimson Tide Eli Gold announce his Retirement After this ..

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team’s longtime radio voice, Eli Gold, will no longer broadcast games. Gold has spent 35 years calling the plays-by-play. After being unable to work home games in 2022 owing to health concerns, he made a comeback to the booth last season.

Not Gold, but the team decides when to break ties.

Eli Gold 'not retiring,' speaks out after Alabama opts to not retain  broadcast legend - al.com

“Well, the university has decided not to have me return,” Gold told AL.com in a statement. “This is in no way related to health, I repeat, not at all. I have excellent health. Everything is fantastic. I have the health of a horse.

The 70-year-old, whose contract expires in June, promises to make his next step public the following week. “I’m not going to retire,” Gold added. “The

Gold hosted the “Hey Coach!” program with Nick Saban, who announced his retirement following the 2023 collegiate football season, in addition to announcing games. He said to AL.com that although he had intended to stay on as the “A-Team” host with Alabama, that was no longer the case. Gold declared, “They’re just going to make a clean break.” “However, they will uphold their end of the June contract.”

Chris Stewart, the play-by-play announcer for Alabama men’s basketball, will take over for Gold as the primary voice of Crimson Tide football while he keeps up his duties on the hardwood.

Eli has contributed tremendously to our broadcast team. Jim Carabin, vice president and general manager of the Crimson Tide Sports Network, released a statement saying, “We are appreciative of his years of service and wish him all the best in this next chapter.” “CTSN is lucky to have Chris, a member of our current broadcast team, step up and take over this role with ease.”

Townsquare Media Sports “100.9 The Tide” WTBC Tuscaloosa (1230) broadcasts Alabama football, which is replicated at 100.1 on the city-licensed FM translator W261BT. Numerous radio stations in Alabama and certain areas of Georgia, a neighbor, broadcast the games.

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