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SRN Launches First Social Networking Website for Sports

  (August 25, 2006)

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SRN Internet Venture, LLC, in conjunction with SRN Broadcasting, announces the launch of the beta version of a new web portal,, on Wednesday, August 30th. is the world's first online platform for the interaction of sports fans, created by fans, with content driven by fans. In addition to the major sports, will provide a national platform for sports such as archery, kayaking, and lacrosse, which are largely overlooked by mainstream media. will offer sports enthusiasts the ability to share their opinions, experiences, and passions through a variety of free interactive technologies such as blogging, forums, photos, audio, and video sharing. will also have access to SRN's extensive network of over one hundred reporters in every major market, and its library of archived audio from the past fifteen years. is the brainchild of SRN Sports Director Steven Leventhal, and Manuel deJoya, a former marketing and technology director for a Fortune 500 company.

"Ordinary fans will be able to interact with some of their favorite athletes, past and present," Leventhal said. " will provide a virtual 'all access' pass to the average fan by through 'mainstream' content from our veteran reporters and syndicated sources. Think of it as a sports version of MySpace."

The first major contributor hired to provide informed sports commentary and content is veteran Chicago sports talk personality, Les Grobstein. The "Grobber" has handled a variety of sportscasting assignments for local stations and national radio networks, including ABC and AP. Grobstein says, "I think this is a great opportunity to talk with a much larger fan base about many different sports." Leventhal adds, "His experience covering national sporting events since the early 70's will be invaluable in attracting fans to our site." plans to continue to challenge the sports community with new functionality and fan driven content. The company is expected to announce the creation of additional staff positions from both the mainstream media, as well as fresh talent from the registered user community.

SRN Internet Venture LLC, is a privately held company, affiliated with SRN Broadcasting & Marketing, Inc., an industry leader in providing multimedia and syndicated sports content for radio and Internet.

Keywords: Sports, social networking, MySpace, blogs, YouTube, Web 2.0

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