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For as long as News-Gazette Media radio operations Manager JIM LEWIS can remember, WDWS has been the local radio home for the Indianapolis 500.

The tradition continues at 10 a.m. Sunday with prerace and race coverage. The green flag drops at 11 a.m.

MARK JAYNES returns as the Voice of the Indianapolis 500, a role he took in 2016.

Interest in the Indianapolis 500 has remained steady over the years. For the longest time, radio was the only option for live coverage. The TV broadcast was tape-delayed and aired at night.

WDWS has 26 commercial breaks during the race coverage. Local sponsors are Spring Green, Rose Heating & Air Conditioning, Express Employment Professionals and Worden-Martin.

NBC carries the race on TV.

On to my weekend recommendations:


"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 10:30 p.m., NBC

Tonight's guests include comedian Dana Carvey.


"Hidden Figures," 7 p.m., FXM

Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae, the film tells the story of three women who helped NASA win the space race. Mahershala Ali, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons also star.


"Game of Thrones: The Last Watch," 8 p.m., HBO

The two-hour documentary takes a look at the final season of the hit series.