The Larry Vettel Show

Listen live each weekday from 4 – 6 p.m., with your host Larry Vettel.

Larry Vettel has been heard on the airwaves in Gainesville and throughout Florida for more than 30 years, broadcasting every Gator sports team on both radio and television and voicing his opinions on sports and a variety of other topics on daily and weekly talk shows.  He pioneered sports talk in Gainesville, creating the market’s first daily show in the fall of 1989.

Currently Vettel is the host of the popular afternoon drive show on ESPN Radio 850/900 weekdays from 4 – 6 p.m.. He also serves as a play-by-play announcer for FoxSports Florida, Sun Sports and Cox Sports Television on telecasts for a number of Gator sports including men’s football, basketball, volleyball, softball, swimming and gymnastics. He has done play-by-play for seven SEC football championship games.

In addition, he is seen on Gatorzone, a television show featuring Gator athletics and as a reporter/interviewer for FoxSports Florida and Sun Sports. Vettel is also a writer for Fightin’ Gators magazine.

Vettel’s earlier career highlights include serving as television play-by-play and color commentator for the FHSAA football and basketball championships for many years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast management in 1981 from the University of Florida and was named sports director for WRUF AM & FM that spring. He built a sports department that would provide the most comprehensive coverage of Gator sports, while also offering practical work experience to University of Florida broadcasting students. More than 10 of his former students worked in some capacity at the University of Florida’s most recent SEC football championship game.

He is a member of the Football Writers Association, the Basketball Writers Association and the National Football Foundation and has been a Heisman Trophy elector for 29 years.

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352-392-TALK or 877-392-TALK
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