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K-State Athletics Broadcasting Office

The K-State Athletics Broadcasting & Powercat Vision Office is responsible for the department's external media operations, such as K-StateHD.TV, radio and television sportscasting, radio and television production and engineering, in-game video production, Blu-Ray/DVD production, as well as various other audio and video productions.

K-State partners with Learfield Sports 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, Learfield Sports, FOX, Cox Communications, and the on-campus Division of Communications and Marketing on the ground-breaking venture K-StateHD.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 1000 on-demand videos per year for K-StateHD.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, Jeff Mittie, and Brad Hill coaches shows; and the award-winning videos such as the Decade of Dominance, Wildcat Classic, and Tradition of Champions: History of K-State Men's Basketball.


MEET THE STAFF 
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Wyatt Thompson
Voice of the Wildcats/Director of Sportscasting and Public Relations

Areas of responsibility: K-State's lead radio play-by-play announcer for football, men's basketball, and baseball; serves as host of the Bill Snyder and Bruce Weber weekly TV and radio shows as well as various K-StateHD.TV shows and programming including Wildcat Showcase; provides daily audio features on K-State Athletics for K-State Sports Network affiliates; also appears at numerous public relations events and speaking engagements as a representative of K-State Athletics; serves as the departmental liaison to Learfield Sports, K-State Sports Network affiliates, and fans.
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Brian Smoller
Sportscasting/Director of Video Services

Areas of responsibility: Lead announcer for for K-StateHD.TV programming including K-StateHD.TV on FOX productions for volleyball, women's basketball, and baseball; serves as the principal host for K-StateHD.TV shows and programming including the Suzie Fritz, Jeff Mittie, and Brad Hill TV Shows, Wildcat Showcase, and K-State Gameday; also serves as K-State's radio play-by-play announcer for women's basketball and baseball as well as the host of the Jeff Mittie and Brad Hill radio shows; serves as the principal liaison between the video department and KSA/on-campus departments and sports, media, and/or outside entities; oversees the K-State Athletics video department budget and staff; assigns projects to video staff based on departmental needs and requests; creates game scripts, coordinates on-air talent, and oversees video production for K-StateHD.TV live events; assists in editing and production of departmental video requests, including writing/narration of voiceover scripts.

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Andy Liebsch
Assistant Director of Video Services

Areas of responsibility: Oversees hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of crew members for K-StateHD.TV; serves as the principal director for K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports live events for football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball; also serves as editor and producer for various K-StateHD.TV and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports shows, including the Suzie Fritz, Bruce Weber, Jeff Mittie, and Brad Hill TV Shows; assists with scheduling of video projects for K-State video staff; also provides camera work/editing/producing for video projects requested from K-State Athletics departments and sports as well as media and/or outside entities; oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of student interns/workers for the video department.

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Preston Koerner
Video Producer

Areas of responsibility: Lead video editor/producer for K-State Athletics commercials and promotional campaigns; provides video productions and camera work for K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports live events for football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball; provides video productions and camera work for various K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports programming such as the Bill Snyder, Suzie Fritz, Bruce Weber, Jeff Mittie, and Brad Hill TV Shows; also provides camera work, editing, and production for video projects as assigned by the Director of Video Services/Assistant Director of Video Services for various K-State Athletics departments and sports, media, and/or outside entities requests.
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Jay Moline
Assistant Video Producer

Areas of responsibility: Serves as the lead video editor/producer for shows on K-State HD.TV and/or K-State HD.TV on Fox Sports such as K-State Gameday, Wildcat Showcase, and Wildcat Spotlight; provides video productions, camera work, and occasional directing duties for K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports live events for football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball; also provides camera work, editing, and production for video projects as assigned by the Director of Video Services/Assistant Director of Video Services for various K-State Athletics departments and sports, media, and/or outside entities requests.
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Norm Burge Senior Video Engineer

Areas of responsibility: Provides technical and engineering support of all K-State video productions including K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV on Fox Sports live events for football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball; serves as technical support for selected K-State video board, K-StateHD.TV, and/or K-StateHD.TV programming including the Bill Snyder, Bruce Weber, and Jeff Mittie TV Shows; also serves as departmental liaison to on-campus departments and outside entities for technical and engineering support in all audio/video matters related to K-State Athletics.