FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is pleased to announce the baseball affiliate lineup for the 2010 Razorback Sports Network from ISP. The 17- station network will make its season debut this Friday when Arkansas hosts Ball State at 3:05 p.m.
"We are proud that the Razorback Sports Network from ISP continues to be one of the largest college baseball radio networks in the country," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "For the first time in the network's history, we will have both a flagship FM station in Northwest Arkansas and a 100,000 watt FM affiliate in Central Arkansas. Throughout the state and across the region, Razorback fans can follow our baseball team from the season opener, into the Southeastern Conference schedule and beyond. We will continue to work to increase our network thought the early part of the season and will provide updates when stations are added."
KQSM 92.1 FM The Ticket will air all games in Northwest Arkansas as the flagship station of the Razorback Network. KQSM 92.1 FM, formerly KKEG, is the sister station of longtime affiliate KFAY 1030 AM and previously carried selected Razorback broadcasts as well as all the 2009 post-season contests.
This is the second year for KABZ 103.7 FM in Little Rock will be an affiliate. KABZ will carry an extensive selection of regular season games in addition to all post-season action. Most affiliates will carry from 25-40 games, including most SEC contests. Fans will need to check their local listings for games broadcast on their local affiliates.
All radio broadcasts can also be heard on the internet at ArkansasRazorbacks.com through RazorVision. RazorVision is a subscription service of ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Fans can join for $9.95 per month or $99.95 annually. RazorVision offers audio broadcasts of all games, live video of most home games, home game replays, weekly practice reports, and post-game press conferences with Coach Dave Van Horn and players.
Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer will once again call all the play-by-play action for all 56 regular season games and all post-season action. Barrett is entering his 19th season of calling Razorback Baseball action. Schaeffer is in his 10th season, having worked in 1995 and then rejoining the network in 2001. All broadcasts begin with the Dugout Show starting 20 minutes prior to every game.
Arkansas is ranked nationally in five major college baseball polls. The Razorbacks are ranked No. 15 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Rivals.com. The USA Today/ESPN poll has the Hogs at No. 16 while Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball have the Razorbacks ranked No. 17 and No. 23, respectively.
The stations on this year's network include:
Network Flagship Station: KQSM 92.1 FM, Farmington/Fayetteville
Network Affiliate Stations: KASR 92.7 FM, Conway
KAGH 104.9 FM, Crossett
KELD 106.5 FM, El Dorado
KHGG 103.1 FM, Ft. Smith
KFFA 1360 AM, Helena
KFFA 103.1 FM, Helena
KXAR 1490 AM, Hope
KABZ 103.7 FM, Little Rock
KTTG 96.3 FM, Mena/Barling
KOMT 107.5 FM, Mountain Home
KURM 790 AM, Rogers/Springdale
KURM 100.3 FM, Rogers/SW City, MO
KARV 610 AM, Russellville
KARV 101.3 FM, Russellville
KWAK 105.1 FM, Stuttgart
KWYN 1400 AM, Wynne