UTPA Athletics to broadcast home basketball games on the radio
Posted: 10/26/2012
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The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday that they have entered into a partnership with KMBH 88 FM to broadcast all home men's and most home women's basketball games during the 2012-13 season.

Additionally, UTPA will have a weekly 30-minute show called Bronc Country on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Nov. 6. Bronc Country will include interviews with UTPA men's basketball head coach Ryan Marks and women's basketball head coach Denny Downing.

All programming can be heard on 88.1 FM in the Upper Valley and 88.9 FM in the Lower Valley.

"We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with KMBH 88 FM," UTPA Director of Athletics Chris King said. "It is important for us to be able to return to the radio in full force with Bronc Country and our men's and women's basketball games. This will help us to reach all of our fans and alumni across the entire Rio Grande Valley."

The first game broadcast will be on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. as the women's basketball team faces Our Lady of the Lake in their home opener. All seven women's basketball non-conference home games will be broadcast on KMBH 88 FM.

The first men's basketball game broadcast will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. when the Broncs play SIU-Edwardsville in their home opener. All 13 men's basketball home games will be broadcast on KMBH 88 FM.

All men's and women's basketball home games, including the women's basketball exhibition game against Texas A&M International on Nov. 3, will also be broadcast using a video feed through UTPA Broncs All Access at Audio-only broadcasts of the Great West Conference Tournament and any Tournament games will also be available through UTPA Broncs All Access. Pre-game coverage for all basketball broadcasts will begin 30 minutes before scheduled tip-off.

Jonah Goldberg, the UTPA director of Athletic Media Relations, returns in his role as the "Voice of the Broncs." Goldberg, who will also serve as the host of Bronc Country, handled the play-by-play for much of the 2011-12 basketball season after first holding the position in 2007-08. He is also currently the play-by-play broadcaster for UTPA volleyball and baseball games.

"We are excited about our partnership with UTPA Athletics on KMBH 88FM," said Nick Rice, the radio manager at KMBH 88FM. "And we look forward to providing the Rio Grande Valley Community with live men's and women's Broncs basketball home games."