July 31, 2013
WACO, Texas -
In the final season at Floyd Casey Stadium, Baylor football radio broadcasts will be available to more fans than ever in the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Wednesday. The Bears open their 2013 season Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. against Wofford in Waco.
"There is tremendous excitement for the 2013 Baylor football season, and we are grateful that IMG has expanded our radio network within the state to more effectively serve the needs of our fans," said Baylor Executive Associate A.D./External Affairs Nick Joos.
Waco's ESPN Radio KRZI 1660AM again returns as the flagship station for all Baylor Athletics broadcasts. In total, Baylor football will be broadcast on 17 Texas radio stations in 2013, up from 12 in 2012.
All of the network's stations in Texas' three largest markets will remain unchanged for the upcoming season. Houston-area listeners can catch the games on Newstalk 1070 AM, KNTH. In Dallas, Newstalk 660 AM, KSKY, will broadcast the games, while San Antonio-area fans can tune in for games on "The Word in South Texas" 630 AM, KSLR.
In addition to those stations, play-by-play of the 2013 Bears will also air in Abilene (KMWX, 92.5FM), Amarillo (KZRK, 107.9FM), Austin (KLGO, 1490AM), Big Spring (KBYG, 1400AM), Fort Worth (KCLE, 1460AM), Lubbock (KFYO-AM & KKAN-AM, 790 /1340), Lufkin (KYBI, 100.1FM), Stephenville (KWBY-FM & K300BD-FM, 98.5/107.9), Temple (KTON-AM & K265DV, 1330/100.9FM) and Tyler (KPXI, 100.7FM).
The "Voice of the Bears," John Morris, will handle the play-by-play duties for the Baylor IMG team, which will mark his 27th year broadcasting Baylor football and 19th as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics. Former Baylor standout J.J. Joe will provide color for the broadcast for a 10th season. Sideline reporting duties will be handled by Baylor Athletic Hall of Famer Ricky Thompson, who played seven years with the NFL's Washington Redskins and is back for his 14th season along the sidelines. Other members of the 2013 Baylor football radio broadcast crew include engineer Bob Baker and Hillcrest-IMG Network studio host Bradford Hines.
Broadcasts on 1660AM and 1460AM begin two hours prior to kickoff with the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate Show, while the other network affiliates are scheduled to begin pregame coverage 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the Time Warner Cable Countdown to Kickoff.
Following the game, the two aforementioned stations will carry two hours of postgame coverage, including the First Central Credit Union Post Game Show and the Fan Forum Post Game Show with hosts Derek Smith and Jay Lockett. The other stations will carry the 30-minute First Central Credit Union Post Game Show.
The Baylor IMG Sports Network also produces live radio play-by-play broadcasts of Baylor men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and select softball games, as well as the Baylor Hour. Businesses or companies interested in purchasing advertising on the 2013-14 Baylor IMG Sports Network may contact General Manager Brian George at 254-710-3271.
For the latest news on the Baylor football team follow its official Twitter account: @BUFootball.
|| 2013 FOOTBALL RADIO AFFILIATES
||KFYO-AM & KKAN-AM
||KWBY-FM & K300BD
||KTON-AM & K265DV
||1330 AM/100.9 FM
||1660 ESPN Radio