Hersam Acorn Radio debuts this week

High school football fans in Fairfield County will have a new place to get their fix beginning Thursday, Nov. 21.

Hersam Acorn Radio will debut with the FCIAC Championship Preview Show, live at 12 Noon. The show, hosted by Hersam Acorn Radio Manager Rob Adams, will review the FCIAC football season and build excitement for the annual Championship Game. Dave Stewart, sports editor of the New Canaan Advertiser and webmaster of FCIAC.net, will co-host. Bill Bloxsom, sports editor of the Trumbull Times, will also add his perspective.

Then, on Friday, Nov. 22, Hersam Acorn Radio will broadcast the annual FCIAC Championship Game, featuring the New Canaan Rams and the St. Joseph Cadets. Held annually since 1966, the game will be at Trumbull's McDougall Stadium. The game will kick off at 7:00 p.m. and Hersam Acorn Radio will be live at 6:45 with the pregame show.

Both the preview show and the FCIAC championship will air online at NCAdvertiser.com, Trumbulltimes.com, and FCIAC.net. The show will also be broadcast to most smartphones. More information will be available at each site.

Adams, who was been broadcasting FCIAC sports since 1998, will handle the play-by-play duties. This will be his ninth FCIAC football championship broadcast. Joining him will be analyst Paul Silverfarb, sports editor of the Greenwich Post. Chris Kaelin, a radio veteran who has worked with Adams on WGCH in Greenwich, will handle the sideline and interviews.

“The launch of Hersam Acorn Radio is the next logical step for us in our evolution as a new media firm,” said Martin V. Hersam, Chief Operating Officer of Hersam Acord Newspapers. While we still have firm roots in traditional media this is yet another step in our effort to serve our vast print, web, mobile and social audiences in Fairfield and Westchester Counties."