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OFF THE PLATE: OCTOBER 2008

Navajo Nation for Raider Nation

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(Oct. 19, 2008)—The commercial radio station for Navajo Nation, KTNN-AM, covering about 26,000 square miles across northeastern Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, is broadcasting today's Raider game in Navajo, according to Raiders.com.

Representing the diversity of the black-and-silver fanbase, today's broadcast in the native language of Diné, is the first of two scheduled broadcasts in this format.

As the Raiders lead the Brett Favre-generation of the New York Jets, Navajo Nation residents can listen to the in-language game, live from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, at 660 AM. L.A. Williams and Ray Tsosie, both award-winning broadcasters, will again call the action.

"We salute the Navajo Nation and we are honored and proud to broadcast Raider games in Navajo for the fourth consecutive season,” says Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask.  “We are committed to reaching our global fan base in a variety of languages and through a variety of multi media options. Broadcasting our games in Navajo allows us to do this and also presents another opportunity to preserve the Navajo language.”

We are the Raider World

"The Raiders have long been pioneers in global outreach and now have more international language web properties than any other pro sports team and will continue to be the leader in multicultural initiatives," reports Raiders.com. "The Raiders publish web content in six languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog, Japanese, Chinese and German. The Raiders have increased the popularity of NFL football worldwide by playing in American Bowls in London, Barcelona, Tokyo and Mexico City."

As of this writing, the Raiders are ahead 10-3 in the third quarter. With Tom Cable as the interim head coach, the Raiders look different: More aggressive, confident and with much better timing than demonstrated under Lane Kiffin's leadership. For more Raider coverage, click here.

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