Jonesboro (ASU) – A pair of 100,000-watt anchors and two new affiliates highlight Arkansas State's radio network for the coming year.
The Red Wolves are once again teaming up with East Arkansas Broadcasters to present the newly-packaged EAB Sports Network. The network will provide on-air coverage of all Arkansas State contests in football, men's and women's basketball and baseball.
Serving as the flagship station of football broadcasts again in 2010 is EAB station KFIN 107.9 FM. The 100,000-watt station blankets Northeast Arkansas and also easily reaches into the Bootheel of Missouri and Western Tennessee.
Also anchoring EAB Sports Network coverage of Red Wolves football is KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock. Another 100,000-watt signal, KABF gives total coverage to the Capitol City and covers a 70-mile radius of Little Rock as well.
Arkansas State's oldest network affiliate, KWYN-AM 1400 in Wynne, will also carry games along with each network affiliate from 2009. There are two new stations joining the EAB Sports Network this year: KAPW 99.3 FM in Brinkley and Forrest City and KAFN 102.5 FM in Gould and Monticello.
"We are very excited about being able to continue to expand our network," Bobby Caldwell, owner and CEO of East Arkansas Broadcasters, said. "We're also proud of our partnership with Arkansas State and our progress in bringing A-State athletics coverage statewide."
Arkansas State Athletics also announced Friday that it plans on making all audio broadcasts of Red Wolves Football available free of charge on the university's official athletics website, www.AStateRedWolves.com. Live streaming video of all Red Wolves home games will still be available to subscribers of the "State Zone," as well as video coverage of nearly all Sun Belt Conference road games this season.
"We're thrilled to announce once again that the coverage of our radio network continues to grow," said ASU Director of Corporate Sales Brad Bobo. "We're confident that Red Wolves fans can find our football games on their radio anywhere in the Eastern half of Arkansas, along with parts of Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi. The growth of our network, coupled with the fact that we are making our audio broadcasts available for free on our official website, means it should be easier than ever to keep up with the Red Wolves."
Matt Stolz will handle play-by-play duties for the sixth season, while Bill Keedy returns for his 10th season as color analyst on football broadcasts. Bobo will be the on-site producer and pre-game and halftime host for the eighth season.