Feb. 27, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Veteran broadcaster Bob Robertson, who recently was inducted into the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame, has signed on for five more years as the Voice of Cougar Football, according to WSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk and Roger Nelson, network director for the Cougar Sports Radio Network.
"We are pleased to announce that Bob Robertson will be back in the broadcast booth for at least five more years," Sterk said. "When you think of Bob Robertson, you think of Cougar football, an association that spans 35 football seasons. It is hard for our fans to imagine Cougar football without Bob and Bob without Cougar football."
Robertson first began his association with Cougar football in 1964 and with the exception of three years early in that association, he has been calling WSU football action every weekend. Robertson is a member of both the Inland Empire Hall of Fame and the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame and has been Washington's Sports Broadcaster of the Year a record 15 times.
PULLMAN, Wash. -- A pair of 50,000 watt radio stations, KYCW (1090 AM) in Seattle and KOTK (1080 AM) in Portland, have joined the Washington State University sports radio network for the 2002-03 broadcast season.
WSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk, and Roger Nelson, network director for the Cougar Sports Radio Network, made the announcement Wednesday. Nelson is also the local sales manager for KXLY AM, the flagship of the Cougar Radio Network. The KXLY Broadcast Group will own the radio broadcast rights to Cougar sports beginning July 1, 2002.
"I am pleased to announce today we have secured agreements with more than two dozen radio stations throughout the Pacific Northwest to carry Cougar football and basketball, including flagship station KXLY in Spokane," Nelson said.
"Two new members of the network will be 50-thousand watt KOTK in Portland for football and KYCW in the Seattle area for both football and basketball," Nelson added. "I am confident the Cougar alums in the Seattle area will be delighted to know 'The Mighty 1090", KYCW, has joined the Cougar network and will give WSU broadcasts a very strong presence in the greater Seattle area." KYCW is also a 50,000 watt station.
"Securing major stations in the Seattle and Portland/Vancouver areas has been a priority for KXLY and WSU," Sterk commented. "The addition of KTCW and KOTK will provide a much stronger signal over a greater area next year, which means we will be reaching a much larger audience, including Cougar alumni."