Aug. 11, 2009
By Zak Gilbert
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Rams fans across Colorado will be better able to connect with their CSU teams this season, after the university and Nelligan Sports Marketing have reached agreements with three media outlets. Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk made the announcement Tuesday.
Rams Sports Magazine show
CSU and digital channel Northern Colorado 5, one of two CBS affiliates in the region, are excited to announce the premiere of the Rams Sports Magazine (RSM) show, Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. on the station.
RSM will cover all aspects of CSU athletics, from football to swimming. RSM also will highlight student-athletes and feature one-on-one interviews with CSU coaches, including Steve Fairchild (football), Tom Hilbert (volleyball), Tim Miles (men's basketball) and Kristen Holt (women's basketball).
Airing every Thursday night throughout the academic year, the show also will include insight from Kowalczyk and Voice of the Rams Jerry Schemmel, and tell countless stories inside CSU's 16 varsity programs and its 400 student-athletes.
The nearly 100,000 Comcast customers in Northern Colorado can catch the show on NoCo5 (Channel 8 in Fort Collins and Loveland; Channel 14 in Greeley). Nearly 6,000 US Cable subscribers in smaller cities such as Wellington, LaPorte, Severance and Eaton, can also view the show.
Those fans without Comcast or US Cable can access RSM on www.NoCo5.com or CSURams.com after its weekly premiere on NoCo5. In addition, The Mtn. - the official television network of the Mountain West Conference - will re-air the show on Thursdays at 10 p.m. MT, Fridays at 5 p.m. MT and other additional airtimes as available on a weekly basis. The Mtn. is available nationally on DirecTV, as well as in Colorado on Comcast and other providers. For more information, contact the Colorado State athletic media relations office.
CSU Radio Network expanding to Western Slope
The Colorado State Radio Network, produced by Nelligan Sports Marketing, will now reach fans in Western Colorado.
Grand Junction station KNZZ (1100 AM) and Glenwood Springs' KGLN (980 AM) will air every football game this season.
The network also includes flagship station KLZ (560 AM) in Denver and KCOL (600 AM) in Fort Collins.
Fans out of state can subscribe to Rams All-Access on CSURams.com/allaccess, and for $6.95 per month, receive an Internet broadcast of every CSU football, men's and women's basketball game, as well as select volleyball matches.
2009 football radio broadcast team
Nelligan and the CSU athletic department also have finalized the 2009 football broadcast team, announcing that color commentator Brian Roth will return to the booth, and sideline reporter/pregame host Kevin McGlue also will return to his familiar role.
Roth is in his ninth overall year as a member of the Colorado State football broadcast team, and his third as the football color analyst. Prior to the 2007 season, Roth spent six seasons as the CSU sideline reporter. A Colorado native and 1993 graduate of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo., Roth debuted on the Colorado State Sports Network in 2000 as the play-by-play voice for CSU women's basketball, a role in which fans can continue to hear him this season.
McGlue returns for his eighth season as a member of the CSU radio broadcast, working alongside Roth and Schemmel to bring CSU fans all of the action of Rams football. In past years, McGlue has served in a variety of roles on the broadcast, including color commentary, sideline reporting and booth production.
He also has several years of experience on the CSU Radio Network, calling women's basketball action. During basketball season, McGlue will serve as the women's basketball color analyst.
Schemmel joined the team June 19, replacing the late Rich Bircumshaw, who passed away during the spring. Having navigated a broadcasting career that spans a quarter century, Schemmel is only the fourth individual to call the Rams' football play-by-play over the past two decades.