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Colts Audio Network to debut new podcast on 'The Move' from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984

The four-part narrative podcast series will debut on Monday, June 24 on the Colts Audio Network, which is available on all major podcast platforms. 

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The Colts Audio Network next week will debut "The Move," a four-part podcast chronicling the historic move of the NFL's Colts from Baltimore, Md. to Indianapolis in 1984.

Written and narrated by Colts writer J.J. Stankevitz and produced by Colts coordinator of radio production Casey Vallier, the first episode – "Baltimore" – runs Mon., June 24 and tells the story of the Baltimore Colts, from the glory days of Johnny Unitas to the struggles of the team in the early 1980s.

Listen to a trailer for "The Move" wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music or by clicking the player below.

Remaining episodes include:

  • Episode #2: "Indianapolis," telling the story of how the city used sports as a vehicle for economic development, culminating in building the Hoosier Dome without an NFL tenant. Runs Mon., July 1.
  • Episode #3: "Mayflower," telling the story of why and how the Colts moved in the middle of the night on March 28, 1984. Runs Mon., July 8.
  • Episode #4: "Aftermath," telling the story of how the Colts pulled off the 1984 season in Indianapolis months after arriving, and how Baltimore reacted to losing their team. Runs Mon., July 15.

The episodes feature conversations with many of the key figures in Indianapolis and Baltimore who were involved with or covered the move, including:

  • Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay
  • Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward
  • Colts Football Archivist & former equipment manager Jon Scott
  • Former vice president of ticket operations & current vice president of special projects & historical affairs Larry Hall
  • Former Colts assistant coach Rick Venturi
  • Former Colts wide receiver Matt Bouza
  • Former Colts kicker Raul Allegre
  • "Voice of the Baltimore Ravens" Gerry Sandusky
  • Baltimore radio host Nestor Aparicio
  • Former leader of the Baltimore Colts Band John Ziemann
  • Former WBAL-TV reporter Jayne Miller
  • Longtime NFL reporter Judy Battista
  • Former Indianapolis deputy mayor Jim Morris
  • Former Indianapolis Star reporter Bill Benner
  • Former WISH-TV anchor & reporter Debby Knox
  • Longtime Colts beat writer Mike Chappell
  • Bob & Tom Show host Tom Griswold
  • Former Indianapolis radio host Jimmy "Mad Dog" Matis.

The episodes will run on the Colts Audio Network (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcast platforms), the Colts’ YouTube channel and the official Colts Mobile App.

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