Sept. 5, 2012
RUSTON - The Louisiana Tech Sports Network has added new affiliates in Shreveport/Bossier City as well as Baton Rouge for the 2012 football season as Bulldog fans throughout the majority of the state can hear all 12 of this year's contests.
General Manager of LA Tech Sports Properties Mason Ellenberger announced that the network has added KRMD 100.7 FM and KRMD 1340 AM in Shreveport/Bossier City as well as WUBR-AM 910 in Baton Rouge/Zachary.
With the addition of the stations, the LA Tech Sports Network gains a strong footprint in two of the largest markets in the state which will only enhance the University's brand in those areas.
"One of our goals when we partnered with Learfield Sports as our media rights holder was to strengthen our outreach and marketing by building a statewide radio network," said Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde. "Four years ago one radio station carried our games, but this season we will have 11 radio affiliates across the state of Louisiana and our games and message will also be heard in east Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. We greatly appreciate the progress LA Tech Sports Properties and General Manager Mason Ellenberger have made in this area."
For the 14th straight year, KXKZ 107.5 FM will serve as the flagship station for the LA Tech Sports Network as the 100,000 watt station will carry all of the Bulldog football games. It's sister station - KNBB 97.7 FM - will host the Inside Tech Football with Sonny Dykes radio show each and every Monday throughout the season.
In addition to the affiliates in Ruston, Shreveport and Baton Rouge, the LA Tech Sports Network will also include KJVC 92.7 FM (Mansfield), KTKC 92.9 (Springhill), KBEF 104.5 FM (Minden), KASO 1240 AM (Minden), KPCH 99.3 (Ruston) and KVCL 92.1 FM (Winnfield).
Legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Nitz returns for his 38th year of calling Bulldog football games as the veteran behind the mic will once again team up with color analyst Teddy Allen and sideline reporter Max Causey, who both enter their second year on the broadcast team. Bennie Thornell and Ryan Kavanaugh will serve as the fourth and fifth members of the team, serving as the statistician and engineer, respectively.
Each week's Bulldog broadcast will include a one-hour pregame show and a 30-minute postgame show, complete with interviews with Dykes as well as the opposing coach.
Fans can also access the broadcasts through a subscription to LA Tech All-Access. For only $9.95 per month or $79.95 for the year (which includes all football, men's and women's basketball, majority of baseball and all home soccer, volleyball and softball), fans can access any audio/video via www.latechsports.com.