MIAMI — Electricity filled the air at the Miami Convention Center Tuesday as Radio Row opened its doors for the second day. What may have seemed like a quiet afternoon provided a perfect opportunity for NFL legends such as NFL Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Deion Sanders to walk freely through the center.
Tuesday also provided an opportunity for non-NFL players to get major airtime before talk of the big game consumed the conversation. WSBU sat down with NASCAR driver Angela Ruch, who is filming a docuseries scheduled to air on Facebook Watch on Tuesday
“What an amazing experience,” Ruch said while sitting next to her husband Michael, the documentary’s executive producer.
A third-generation racer, Ruch continues a tradition that she calls her dynasty.
“I’m in the process of adopting kids with my wonderful husband, and the whole documentary shows just how fast-paced life can be,” said Ruch, who admits to sibling rivalry with her twin sister, racer Amber Cope.
Isaiah Blakely of WSBU sat down with Chael Sonnen, an ESPN analyst and former MMA fighter, and they talked about Sonnen's career, his most memorable fight and his life after boxing.
WSBU Social Media Coordinator Sarah Dezio noted that on Wednesday, former quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Charlie Batch will join the show.
“Radio Row is known for its surprise experience and incredible guests," Dezio said. “I’m excited to see who’s going to walk through that door. You just never know.”
Sitting next to the WSBU crew were their newly found friends from Florida Atlantic University, who are experiencing their first year on Radio Row. FSU is amazed at the amount of opportunities Radio Row has to offer, and both college radio station teams realized quickly that by working together they can provide greater coverage.
WSBU will broadcast live from Radio Row daily through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Station members also will conduct Facebook Live interviews.