104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge staff, studio featured in LSU documentary

Amid the coronavirus shutdown, LSU fans were thrilled to spend the evening of May 13 reliving the greatest season in college football history.  SEC Network debuted “One for the Ages” –a one-hour documentary chronicling the Tigers historic run to the 2019 National Championship—and Guaranty Media was prominently featured in the film.

Matt Moscona and former LSU running back Jacob Hester, who make up half of WNXX 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge’s weekday lineup, provided commentary on key topics from the season such as the addition of Passing Game Coordinator Joe Brady, the offensive transformation that begin in 2016 with Steve Ensminger and a preamble to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Clemson.

Filming took place in the video studio where “After Further Review” (AFR) and “Hangin’ with Hester” broadcast daily.  Moscona and Hester were given a handful of topics to discuss in free form with microphones and cameras rolling during their 45-minute chat.  Producer Jim Jorden called Moscona’s and Hester’s involvement the “narrative spine” of the documentary.

“It was humbling to be asked,” Moscona said.  “Certainly, it speaks to the increased profile our station has gained over the past decade.  But it is also really cool to think Hester and I were able to participate in a project that future generations of LSU fans will be able to enjoy.”

Moscona debuted AFR in February 2010 as the first local show on the station.  Hester—a member of the 2007 National Championship team—became the fourth local show when he joined the daily lineup in 2018.   “Off the Bench” with Jordy Culotta and T-Bob Hebert airs weekdays from 7-9am Central while “Sports Today” with Baton Rouge radio staples Charles Hanagriff and Jimmy Ott holds down the lunch hours from 11am-1pm.

Guaranty Media launched its state-of-the-art video studio in August 2017 to offer streaming video options to its audience.  Since then, both AFR and Hangin’ with Hester have been added to the daily lineup on Cox Sports Television.

“One for the Ages” can currently be streamed on the ESPN+ platform.