Changing the Face of Hollywood Blockbuster “Radio”

When Columbia Pictures released the film “Radio” in 2003, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris brought to life the heartwarming story of James Robert “Radio” Kennedy and Coach Jones. Still considered as one of the most inspiration sports films in history, Radio’s story has forever left us mesmerized.

While FieldTurf crews were in the process of converting T. L. Hanna High School’s natural grass field to a new artificial surface, a proud commemorative statue of Radio saluted them every day as they stepped onto the field.




“We must have walked past Radio at least a 1000 times during the installation of the field, and every time you couldn’t help but stop, admire and instantly feel a sense of inspiration” said a FieldTurf crew member.

This isn’t the first time FieldTurf has been tied to Radio. When drafting the script, screenwriter Mike Rich was inspired by a game day speech given by FieldTurf’s Steve Coury, which made the final cut.

T.L. Hanna High School opted for the FieldTurf Revolution system, regarded as the premier synthetic turf system with unparalleled player safety and performance standards. Revolution is currently the trusted surface of the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks, Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame and over 700 esteemed NCAA and elite high school facilities.

Learn more on the Revolution system Here.

Radio will now look on as the Yellow Jackets prepare to compete on their new FieldTurf field.

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