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Athletics names KTRL as Radio Home

Thursday, July 3, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton Athletics Director Lonn Reisman and Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Kelli Styron today announced that KTRL 90.5 FM, Tarleton’s public radio station, will be the exclusive home for broadcasting  Tarleton’s athletics games.

The agreement puts KTRL as the foundation for a new Tarleton Sports Network, which also will include webcasts, videotapes and other broadcasting of university athletic events and programs.  KTRL, under General Manager Lance McFarlin, broadcasts to a 10-county area with nearly 1.5 million people.

Describing the event as “historic”, Reisman noted that “when we have a game, no matter what time, you’ll know where you can listen to us.  This is really going to give us tremendous visibility for our athletic department… It’s a win-win situation for all of us.”

This “new venture” provides an exciting opportunity for students to gain “real-world experiences” in preparing for their careers, Styron noted.  She praised the new relationship, adding that Tarleton athletics will provide another aspect to the “great programming” already present on KTRL.

Casey Hogan, assistant athletics director for development and the “Voice of the Texans,” also announced two new broadcasters who join him on the broadcast team.  Andrew Hansen becomes the color commentator working alongside Hogan for Tarleton football broadcasts.  Keltin Wiens becomes the “Voice of the TexAnns,” handling play-by-play for women’s basketball as well as the pre- and post-game football shows and football sideline reporting.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

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