Lords, Ladies take to the air(waves)GAMBIER, Ohio (September 15, 2005) Kenyon sports fans around the world can hear live broadcasts of selected contests this year, using a service accessible on the main athletics page of the College's Web site. This new opportunity comes as a result of an arrangement between Kenyon and TRZ Communications of Kent, Ohio, which provides the service, called Teamline.
The first audio broadcast, of the football team's opening game against Centre College, took place on September 10. All five home football games this season will be broadcast, with live play-by-play action called by Michael Stone, the news and sports director of WMVO in Mount Vernon. The next broadcast will take place at 1:00 p.m. on September 17, when the Lords face the Case Western Reserve football team.
Ten women's and ten men's basketball games are also scheduled for audio broadcast, and additional contests will likely be added depending on listener response, according to Marty Fuller, Kenyon's sports information director. "This is the next step in a continuing effort to strengthen our relationship with our national audience and to keep our fans informed in the best, quickest way possible," Fuller says. "The athletics department, the public affairs office, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs have all come together to make this happen. It's a great way for alumni and the parents of athletes to follow the Lords and Ladies."
Fans can tune in on the action in two ways. The Internet broadcast is free: from Kenyon's homepage, click on Athletics, then click on the Teamline link, under the heading "Web Broadcasts." Listeners can also hear the games over the phone, at a cost of $25 per game. Call 1-800-846-4700 and enter the team code, 1040, when prompted.
TRZ Communications has provided broadcasts since 1990 for more than five hundred college and professional teams.