April 20, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - For the first time in the Frank Solich era, multiple stations on the Citizen's Bank Ohio IMG Sports Network will air the game. WXTQ-105.FM in Athens, WMPO-1340 AM in Middleport/Pomeroy and WJAW-100.9 FM in McConnelsville will have the broadcast. In addition, fans outside the coverage area can access the audio feed on OhioBobcats.com. Airtime is set for 1:30pm on Saturday.
The broadcast will include a game summary, but more so, it's a 90 minute show devoted to Ohio Football. Fans will hear full length interviews with RB Beau Blankenship, CB Travis Carrie, DL Neal Huynh, QB Tyler Tettleton, a two-part visit with Frank Solich and the highlight rewind of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl win over Utah State. 2012 season tickets will be given away as well.
The "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein will be joined by Ohio radio-television student Grant Burkhardt. Russ and Grant called Bobcat Baseball together in 2011 and Grant broadcasted Ohio Women's Basketball in 2011-12 in addition to hosting WOUB-TV's Bobcat Showcase.
"2011 was one of the best years in Bobcat Football history, and I'm proud of how we covered the season on the radio and online," Eisenstein said. "This year's broadcast of the spring game will be different from what we've done before, but I think fans will take more away from their time spent listening. Like the football team hopes to be even better in 2012, the radio team hopes to elevate our game too. We hope fans enjoy what they hear on Saturday."