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ARSN and Sports Shows Inc. Partner with KNWA and KFTA

BY ANDRES FOCIL
ARSN and Sports Shows Inc. Partner with KNWA and KFTA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback Sports Network (ARSN) has announced a new 5-year partnership with KNWA-TV (NBC) and KFTA-TV (FOX). As part of the agreement, KNWA/KFTA will air all six (6) ARSN-produced basketball game broadcasts, which will air during the pre-Southeastern Conference part of the schedule each season. In addition, KNWA/KFTA will also actively participate in two or more exciting ARSN promotional giveaways each season.

“ARSN is very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with both KNWA and KFTA for the next five (5) years,” said ARSN General Manager Todd Curtis. “Our game broadcasts and promotions will benefit from the strength of the stations and their overall commitment to Razorback athletics.”

“ARSN is a dynamic organization,” said Blake Russell, Vice President/General Manager of KNWA/KFTA. “I have recognized the impact it has throughout the state and look forward to a great partnership. Since I returned to Arkansas in 2004, we made a commitment as a television station to make sure we focused on the most comprehensive coverage possible of Razorback athletics. We’ve made tremendous progress and feel as though this partnership with ARSN is just another step in achieving that goal. “

In addition, Sports Shows Inc. has reached a five-year agreement with KNWA and KFTA to broadcast The Houston Nutt Show, Fast Break with Stan Heath and Razorback Classics.

The Houston Nutt Show and the Stan Heath Show will air Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on KFTA and on KNWA at 11 p.m. following NBC’s Sunday Night Football game and KNWA local news.

“Sports Shows Inc. is excited to call KNWA and KFTA home for our shows,” said SSI General Manager Matt Shanklin. “The strength of the stations and promotional power KNWA and KFTA provide us even more resources and ability to reach our fans.”

Razorback Classics will air on Saturdays this fall at 9 p.m. on KFTA and following Saturday Night Live on Sunday mornings at Noon on KNWA.

Razorback Classics is hosted by former University of Arkansas Sports Information Director, Rick Schaeffer. The one-hour show recaps great games and seasons in the history of Razorback Football.

Razorback Classics will also air on various cable networks throughout the state. Check your local listings for broadcast day and time.

2006 Razorback Classics Air Schedule

September 3 – 2002 LSU Game

September 10 – 1988 Texas Game

September 17 – 1998 Alabama

September 24 – 1969 Season

September 30 – No Show – Off Weekend

October 8 – 1954 Baylor Game

October 15 -1995 Mississippi State

October 22 -1960 Gator Bowl

October 29 -2001 South Carolina Game

November 5 – 1992 Tennessee Game

November 12 – 1978 Orange Bowl

November 19 – 1998 LSU Game

November 26 – 1989 Texas A&M Game



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