"We have had amazing support for the return of football at The College of Idaho, and having a broadcast program in place will help grow our fan base even more," C of I Athletic Director Marty Holly said. "It's especially nice to have this kind of reach when we hit the road."
The broadcast agreement also features pre- and post-game programming and a 6 p.m. Monday show with C of I coach Mike Moroski on KTIK. The coach's show will continue to be hosted by C of I sports information director and radio man Mike Safford, who also calls baseball games for the Boise Hawks.
"We're building a first-class program here at The College of Idaho, and part of that mission includes a flagship radio station to broadcast our games," Moroski said.
KTIK also airs Boise Hawks baseball, Idaho Steelheads hockey and a variety of local and syndicated sports talk shows. In addition to the live broadcasts on AM 1350, Coyote football games will be promoted and featured in a weekly "Yotes Gridiron" segment on KTIK 93.1 FM.
"Adding more local action is our way of providing a great service for listeners while staying on our platform of providing the best local sports coverage possible," KTIK Program Director David Allen said.
KTIK's on-air broadcast team will include award-winning sportscaster Dave Tester calling play-by-play. The color analysis and sideline reporting roles have yet to be filled.
"Marty Holly, C of I President Marv Henberg and Cumulus Radio Market Manager Don Morin worked diligently with us to build a broadcast foundation for this year that we hope will promote and serve Yotes Football and its fans well into the future," said Claudia Weathermon Tester, vice-president of producer Jon Carson Productions.
The season begins with a live broadcast Sept. 6 as the Yotes take on Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. The home opener is set for Sept. 13 versus Montana Western. For a full schedule and all the latest football news, visit www.yoteathletics.com.