Razorback Baseball Network Announces Affiliate
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-The University of Arkansas Men’s Athletics Department has announced the affiliate lineup and broadcast crew for the 2001 Razorback Baseball Radio Network. The 20-station network is one of the largest college baseball radio networks in the country and will have a familiar face joining its crew this season.
Former University of Arkansas Sports Information Director Rick Schaeffer will rejoin Chuck Barrett in the broadcast booth this season. Schaeffer previously worked on the Razorback Baseball Radio Network in 1995. Schaeffer will be the color analyst with Chuck Barrett and will fill the role of play-by-play announcer when Barrett is unavailable due to his commitments to Sports Rap, his statewide sports call in show. Barrett is entering his 10th season of calling Razorback baseball action.
“We are very excited to have such a top-notch broadcast crew and such a large number of affiliates,” said Matt Shanklin, assistant athletics director and general manager of the Razorback Baseball Radio Network. “I know I am biased, but Chuck and Rick will be one of the top broadcast crews in the country and we are very fortunate to have them in the Razorback baseball family.”
Fayetteville’s KFAY 1030 AM will once again carry all 56 regular season games and all postseason action. Network affiliates will carry a majority of the 30-game Southeastern Conference regular season schedule in addition to all postseason play. The Razorback Baseball Radio Network hopes to finalize plans for affiliates in Texarkana and Newport in the next week.
The stations on this year’s network include:
*KFAY 1030 AM – Fayetteville
KEWI 690 AM – Benton
KASR 92.7 FM – Conway
KFDF 1580 AM – Fort Smith
KEZU 104.7 FM – Fort Smith
KNWA 1600 AM – Harrison
KCWD 96.1 FM – Harrison
KFFA 1360 AM – Helena
KFFA 103.1 FM – Helena
KARN 920 AM – Little Rock
KARN 102.5 FM – Little Rock
KKRN 101.7 FM – Little Rock/Pine Bluff
KLIH 1250 AM – Little Rock
KKTZ 93.5 FM – Mountain Home
KDYN 1540 AM – Ozark
KDYN 96.7 FM – Ozark
KURM 790 AM – Rogers/Springdale
KARV 610 AM – Russellville
KARV 101.7 FM – Russellville/Ola
KWAK 1240 AM – Stuttgart
* – Razorback Baseball Radio Network flagship station
“We are once again very excited to have such a large network,” Shanklin said. “The statewide exposure is very important to the Razorback baseball program for recruiting. The network has been very valuable in attracting fans to Baum Stadium. This network would not be possible without the incredible support from Razorback fans across the state and from our affiliates.”
In addition to the statewide network, the Razorback broadcasts can be heard over the Internet. The broadcasts can be found on the world wide web at www.broadcast.com. All broadcasts begin with the Dugout Show starting 20 minutes prior to every game.
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