It’s Maryland vs. California pubcasters for Superbowl XLVII bets

By Dru Sefton

Public broadcasting stations are getting into the action with musical and tasty bets on Sunday’s Superbowl XLVII, which pits the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers.

WTMD-FM in Towson, Md., has “thrown down the pigskin” to KALW-FM in San Francisco, in what GM Steve Yasko is calling “the biggest musical bet in football history!” If the Ravens win, KALW promises to play Baltimore bands at the end of local news programming for a week. If the 49ers are victorious, WTMD will air bands from the City by the Bay during its Live Lunch for one week. “Not only do we have the better football team,” Yasko brags, “we got the bigger, better Bay.”

Meanwhile, on its Facebook page, KQED says that in the “very unlikely event” that the 49ers lose, it will be sending Maryland Public Television sourdough bread and Ghiradelli chocolate. If their team wins, KQED staffers will get to nosh on crab cakes and Berger Cookies (“A Baltimore Classic!”) from MPT.

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