The XFL kicks off in roughly a month, we know the TV broadcasters but now we’re learning one of the radio announcers. Via Mark Berman (Sports Director at Fox 26), John Granato will be the play-by-play voice for the Houston Roughnecks.
97.5FM (KFNC Radio) morning host @JohnGranato will be the voice of the @XFLRoughnecks, handling radio play-by-play for the @xfl2020 Houston franchise.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 6, 2020
He is currently a host on ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston Texas. Along with Lance Zierlein he hosts The Bench morning show from 7-9 am weekdays.
Granato started with 1560 “The Game” when it debuted in August, 2007, and he’s been the morning man ever since, moving with the station — renamed ESPN 97.5 — to its current location on the FM dial.
As the season draws closer, we expect to see more of these announcements. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more on the radio front.