Radio Network announces 2006 affiliate lineup

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A total of 31 stations stretching across the state of Kansas have signed on to carry Wildcat football for the upcoming 2006 season, K-State Sports Network General Manager David Hubbard announced Tuesday.

A number of new stations have joined the network for 2006, which according to Hubbard should significantly strengthen the coverage of K-State football across the Sunflower State and especially in Northeast Kansas.

Some of the key additions include V-100 (100.3 FM) in Topeka, KNZA-FM (103.9) in Hiawatha, and KMZA-FM (92.1) in Seneca.

"The K-State Sports Network is excited about the direction the network is headed and the new partnerships we have added to air Wildcat football this fall," Hubbard added. "The additions of V-100 in Topeka, KNZA in Hiawatha and KMZA in Seneca give us outstanding coverage in the Northeast part of the state and we look forward to working with each affiliate on our network to provide great all-around coverage of K-State athletics."

Wyatt Thompson will once again handle the play-by-play duties as the "Voice of the Wildcats" and enters his fifth year as Kansas State's Director of Sportscasting. He will be joined in the booth by long-time analyst and former Wildcat quarterback Stan Weber, who begins his 20th year as K-State's color commentator.

Also back for 2006 are popular local sports personality and KMAN-AM program director Matt Walters and KWCH-TV sports director and anchor Bruce Haertl.

Walters will serve his second season as the Wildcats' sideline reporter and post-game host, with Heartl taking on his second tour of duty as the network's pre-game show host.

The network also announced its schedule for the weekly Ron Prince Show. The show will debuted from the Manhattan Town Center last night at 6 p.m., will air 11 more times this season.

Kansas State opens its 2006 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 6:10 p.m. when the Wildcats host Illinois State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Pre-game coverage across the K-State Sports Network will begin approximately two hours before kickoff.

K-STATE SPORTS NETWORK - 2006 Affiliate List

Market     Call Letters     Freq
Beloit         KVSV      1190 AM
Chanute        KINZ      94.3 FM
Clay Center    KCLY     100.9 FM
Coffeyville    KKRK      98.9 FM
Dodge City     KSKZ      98.1 FM
Emporia        KVOE     101.7 FM
Goodland       KKCI     102.5 FM
Great Bend     KZLS     107.9 FM
Hays           KFIX      96.9 FM
Hiawatha       KNZA     103.9 FM
Hutchinson     KXKU     106.1 FM
Iola           KALN      1370 AM
Junction City  KJCK      1420 AM
No. Ft. Riley  KBLS     102.5 FM
Kansas City    WHB        810 AM
Liberal        KSCB      1270 AM
Manhattan      KMAN      1350 AM
Manhattan      KMKF     101.5 FM
Marysville     KNDY      1570 AM
Norton         KQNK      1530 AM
Norton         KQNK     106.7 FM
Phillipsburg   KKAN      1490 AM
Phillipsburg   KQMA      92.5 FM
Pittsburg      KSEK      1340 AM
Pratt          KWLS      1290 AM
Salina         KSAL      1150 AM
Scott City     KSKL      94.5 FM
Seneca         KMZA      92.1 FM
Topeka         KDVV     100.3 FM
Wichita        KFTI      1070 AM
Winfield       KKLE      1550 AM