The K-State Athletics Broadcasting & Powercat Vision Office is responsible for the department’s external media operations, such as K-State HD.TV, radio and television sportscasting, radio and television production and engineering, in-game video production, DVD production, as well as various other audio and video productions.
K-State partners with Learfield Communications for its radio and marketing rights, including a recent third-tier television right deal with FOX, in addition to contracted arrangements with ESPN/ABC and FOX for television coverage as part of Big 12 Conference membership. K-State also is a proud partner with CBS College Sports and the on-campus Division of Communications and Marketing on the ground-breaking venture K-State HD.TV, which stands as the most watched school network among CBS College Sports schools.
The Powercat Vision arm of the Broadcasting Office is primarily responsible for the nearly 200 live athletic video events productions and over 650 on-demand videos per year for K-State HD.TV and other media partners. This includes video-board game-day productions for all K-State football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball home games; the weekly Bill Snyder, Suzie Fritz, Bruce Weber, Deb Patterson, and Brad Hill coaches shows; and the award-winning DVDs such as the Decade of Dominance, Wildcat Classic, and Tradition of Champions: History of K-State Men’s Basketball.
Meet the Staff
Wyatt Thompson Voice of the Wildcats/Director of Sportscasting and Public Relations
Areas of responsibility: K-State's lead play-by-play announcer for football, men's basketball, and baseball; serves as co-host of Wildcat Showcase, host of the Bill Snyder and Bruce Weber weekly TV Shows and radio shows; also appears at numerous public relations events and speaking engagements; serves as the departmental liaison to Learfield Communications and K-State Sports Network affiliates.
Areas of responsibility: K-State’s play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball and baseball, serves as co-host of Wildcat Showcase, host of the Suzie Fritz, Deb Patterson, and Brad Hill TV Shows, and hosts the Deb Patterson and Brad Hill radio call-in shows. Also serves as the lead announcer for K-State HD.TV live events and shows while overseeing all staff and scheduling of video production for athletics video production for K-State HD.TV, in-game video boards, DVDs, and special projects.
Norm Burge Senior Video Engineer
Areas of responsibility: Oversees engineering on football and basketball video boards, oversees production of weekly TV Shows for Bill Snyder, Bruce Weber, and Deb Patterson. Maintains all video equipment and oversees required video production for K-State HD.TV, Bramlage Coliseum, or Bill Snyder Family Stadium special events as well as special video projects.
Preston Koerner Video Producer
Areas of responsibility: Operates one of K-State's state-of-the-art non-linear editing systems. Provides editing and camera work for in-game and K-State HD.TV video productions including football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, weekly coaches TV shows, highlight videos, as well as promotional videos and commercials. Also serves as camera operator for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball.
Jay Moline Assistant Video Producer
Areas of responsibility: Operates one of K-State's state-of-the-art non-linear editing systems. Provides writing, editing, and camera work for in-game and K-State HD.TV video productions including Wildcat Spotlight, Wildcat Showcase, olympic sport coverage, weekly coaches TV shows, highlight videos, as well as promotional videos and commercials or other special projects. Also serves as main supervisor of student interns for Powercat Vision office.