FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2008 Contact: Matt Shanklin, Associate Athletic Director – Marketing & Licensing (479-575-7404)
RAZORBACK BASEBALL ANNOUNCES SPANISH BASEBALL BROADCAST NETWORK
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The University of Arkansas Men’s Athletic Department will broadcast 15 games this season on a hispanic baseball radio network. KYNG 1580 LaMaquina and KHGG 1590 AM ESPN Desportes in Fort Smith will carry the broadcasts with Carlos Chicas and Jose Lopez providing the play-by-play.
The broadcast schedule began in March 8, 2008 and continues with the Saturday and Sunday games this weekend when Arkansas hosts the Georgia Bulldogs.
“We are very excited to continue the growth in our Razorback broadcast family,” said Matt Shanklin, Associate Athletic Director and General Manager of the Razorback Baseball Radio Network. “It is a great opportunity to extend the excitement of Razorback Baseball into an ever growing segment of the population of Northwest Arkansas. We hope to continue this growth ultimately to other areas of the state.”
Last year, Razorback Baseball had its first games ever broadcast in spanish when three games aired locally in Fayetteville. Last fall, six Razorback Football games also aired in spanish on three stations in the state of Arkansas.
– HOGS –
2008 Razorback Baseball Radio Network – Hispanic Broadcast Schedule
Day/Date Opponent Time Saturday, March 8 vs. Siena 1:05 pm Sunday, March 9 vs. Siena 12:05 pm Saturday, March 15 vs. Georgia 1:05 pm Sunday, March 16 vs. Georgia 1:05 pm Wednesday, March 26 vs. Centenary 3:05 pm
Saturday, April 5 vs. Auburn 2:05 pm Sunday, April 6 vs. Auburn 1:05 pm Saturday, April 19 vs. Tennessee 2:05 pm Sunday, April 20 vs. Tennessee 12:05 pm Wednesday, April 23 vs. No. Colorado 4:05 pm
Saturday, May 3 vs. Alabama 2:05 pm Sunday, May 4 vs. Alabama 1:05 pm Friday, May 9 vs. South Carolina 6:35 pm Saturday, May 10 vs. South Carolina 2:05 pm Sunday May 11 vs. South Carolina 12:05 pm