Aug. 28, 2011
WACO, Texas - Every snap of the 2011 Baylor football season will be carried in the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Sunday. The Bears open their 2011 season Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. against defending Rose Bowl champion TCU in Waco.
"Our Baylor IMG team, led by General Manager Doug McNamee, has put together another strong football radio network," said Nick Joos, Baylor's Executive Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs. "In addition, we are pleased that IMG was recently able to secure another two-year agreement with Sirius Satellite Radio, and of course, we will continue to offer our fans all of our broadcasts free of charge world-wide through web streaming at BaylorBears.com.
"The strength of our network is the quality of our stations, and it starts with our Waco flagship, and continues throughout the state," he added.
Waco's ESPN Radio KRZI 1660AM again returns as the flagship station for all Baylor Athletic broadcasts, and recently signed a five-year agreement with IMG to continue in that role.
Baylor football will have a new radio home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, as Newstalk 660 AM, KSKY, will now carry the Bears' broadcasts. KSKY is also available at 92.9 FM in Dallas, 95.5 FM in Arlington and 99.9 FM in Fort Worth.
In addition to Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth, play-by-play of the 2011 Bears will also air in Abilene (KSLI, 1280AM), Austin (KXZN-AM & KWNX-AM 1530 / 1260*), Houston (KNTH, 1070AM) Killeen (KHLE, 106.9FM), Lubbock (KFYO-AM & KKAN-AM 790 /1340) Lufkin (KYBI, 100.1FM), San Antonio (KSLR, 630AM) and Tyler (KPXI, 100.7FM). An Amarillo affiliate is still being secured.
The "Voice of the Bears," John Morris, will handle the play-by-play duties for the Baylor IMG team, which will mark his 25th year broadcasting Baylor football. Former Baylor standout J.J. Joe will provide color for the broadcast. Other members of the 2011 Baylor football radio broadcast crew include sideline reporter Ricky Thompson, engineer Craig Harper and IMG Network studio host Bradford Hines.
Broadcasts on ESPN's 1660AM begin two hours prior to kick off with Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate Show, while the other network affiliates scheduled to begin pregame coverage 30 minutes prior to kick off with the Time Warner Cable Countdown to Kickoff.
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 State Farm Baylor Hour, which will make its 2011-12 debut next January. Businesses or companies interested in purchasing advertising on the 2011-12 Baylor IMG Sports Network may contact General Manager Doug McNamee at 254.710.3271.
|2011 FOOTBALL RADIO AFFILIATES|
|Austin||KZXN-AM & KWNX-AM||1530/1260 AM||www.espnaustin.com|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||KSKY-AM||630 AM||www.ksky.com|
|Fort Worth||KSKY-FM||99.9 FM||www.ksky.com|
|Lubbock||KFYO-AM & KKAN-AM||790/1340 AM||www.kfyo.com|
|San Antonio||KSLR-AM||630 AM||www.kslr.com|
|Waco||KRZI-AM (flagship)||1660 ESPN Radio||www.1660ESPN.com|