Bronco Radio Network With New Look for 2012-13
The 2012-13 Bronco Radio Network debuts Sept. 1, 2012 when the Western Michigan University football team opens the season on the road at Illinois.
Award winning Midwest Communications news talk station WKZO 96.5 FM, serving the Kalamazoo and Portage area, returns as the Flagship Station of the Bronco Radio Network for football, men's basketball, and hockey.
Midwest Communications 50,000 watt signal WVIC 94.1 FM "The Edge" returns as a Bronco Radio Network affiliate station and will carry Bronco Football and Men's Basketball for the third consecutive year serving Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing and all of Mid-Michigan.
New to the Bronco Radio Network for football this season is Clear Channel Grand Rapids 50,000 watt power house WBFX 101.3 FM "The Fox" reaching listeners in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, and Big Rapids region of West Michigan.
Bronco men's basketball will continue to air on Clear Channel Grand Rapids sports station WMAX (ESPN) 96.1 FM. Also new to the Bronco Radio Network is Clear Channel Detroit talk station WDTW 1310 AM which will carry the entire 2012 football broadcast schedule for Bronco fans in Southeast Michigan. WDTW 1310 AM will also carry the daily "Bronco Update" feature Monday through Friday at 5:18 p.m.
"Bronco Update" airs afternoons Monday through Friday on 14 stations around Michigan. For the time and station in your area, go to the Bronco Radio Network page under Inside Bronco Athletics at www.wmubroncos.com. Fans outside the Bronco Radio Network listening area can access the game broadcasts by way of online streaming at www.wmubroncos.com.
"Voice of the Broncos" Robin Hook returns for his 29th season of Bronco football play-by-play and will be joined in the broadcast booth by former Bronco and Western Michigan University graduate John Creek. A Parchment, Mich., native, and four year letterwinner at WMU, Creek now resides in Portage and is a sales rep for Jack Pearl Sports. Creek was a member of the Broncos' 1988 Mid-American Conference Championship team and is still in the record book as one of the most prolific place kickers in WMU football history. Creek has also served the area as a veteran official at the high school and college level.
"Bronco Review," a one hour weekly radio show, returns to the airwaves Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Midwest Communications sports talk station WQLR 1660 AM "The Fan." Coach Bill Cubit will join Hook and WMU Athletic Media Relations Director Mat Kanan each week to review the previous game and look ahead to the Broncos next opponent. The show will originate from Old Burdick's in the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo starting Sept. 6. WQLR 1660 AM will also carry Bronco women's basketball broadcasts starting in November.
The Broncos' weekly television highlight program "Bronco Review" returns for another season starting Sept. 6 on WLLA TV-64. The half hour show will air each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with an encore presentation each Saturday morning at 9 a.m. WLLA TV-64 is available on most cable systems throughout West Michigan. Consult your local listings for the channel in your area.