KYKS-FM, SFA Join TO Broadcast SFA Sports To East Texas
Aug. 9, 2001
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Stephen F. Austin State University Intercollegiate Athletics and KYKS-FM radio, a Clear Channel Radio station in Lufkin, have once again entered an agreement to bring SFA football and men's basketball to East Texas. The 100,000 watt FM station with a frequency of 105.1, will carry SFA football for the eighth straight year.
"We are very pleased to once again have our games broadcast on the top station in East Texas. Stephen F. Austin means a great deal to the people of East Texas, and having our games broadcast on the strongest, most listened to station in the entire area is a great opportunity for us," said Steve McCarty, director of athletics at the university.
Not only will KYKS-FM carry all 11 regular season games of the Lumberjack football team, but the station will also carry any post season action for which the `Jacks qualify. In addition to live, play-by-play coverage of Lumberjack football, fans can also listen each week to Lumberjack Live, a one-hour show heard each Wednesday night from 8-9 p.m The show, broadcast live from Chili's on North Street in Nacogdoches, features Lumberjack head coach Mike Santiago and voice of the Lumberjacks, Robert Hill. During the one-hour show, they will talk about Lumberjack football and take questions from listeners, as well as, members of the audience.
Following football season, Lumberjack basketball will once again hit the airwaves, beginning with the regular season opener, November 17 against Arizona State.
KYKS-FM has been the top-ranked station in the Lufkin-Nacogdoches market over the course of the past decade according to independent radio rating services. The top ranked station has one of the strongest signals in all of East Texas and is the most listened to station in both Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
KTBQ-FM, another Clear Channel Radio property, will also carry Ladyjack basketball again this season. Gary Richards will once again bring East Texans all the excitement of Ladyjack basketball beginning with the season opener against Florida International, November 9.
SFA opens the football season September 1 against Portland State. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m., with the pre-game show set to begin at 6:45 p.m. on KICKS 105.