Expanded football broadcasts continue in the 2014-15 Season featuring pre-game Washington Trust Bank Tailgate Show
With a new location at Northern Quest Casino and Resort , the first Eastern Washington University Coaches Show of the season featuring head football coach Beau Baldwin will take place this Monday (Aug. 25).
The Monday sessions with Baldwin will start each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Impulse Club at Northern Quest. Baldwin will show video from the previous game and provide commentary prior to his appearance on the Eagle Coaches Show at 6 p.m., live on 700-AM ESPN.
Larry Weir and Paul Sorensen will host the show, which features Baldwin, assistant coaches and players. Because of Eastern’s bye on the schedule, the show on Sept. 15 will not take place at Northern Quest, but the broadcast on radio will feature volleyball interim head coach Mike King, soccer coach Chad Bodnar and cross country coach Chris Zeller.
Northern Quest is located at 100 N. Hayford Road in Airway Heights. From downtown Spokane, take exit 277 off I-90 and follow Highway 2 for 4.4 miles, then turn right on Hayford Road and follow for 1.0 miles. From Cheney, take exit 272 off I-90 and follow WA-902 toward Medical Lake for just 0.3 miles. Take a right on Geiger Blvd., followed by a quick left on Hayford Road and follow for 4.4 miles.
Once the football season concludes, the Coaches Shows will switch to basketball and take place at the Swinging Doors in North Spokane. The first basketball show featuring head men’s coach Jim Hayford is scheduled to take place on either Tuesday, Nov. 18 or Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Swinging Doors is located at W. 1018 Francis in Spokane.
Below is more information on EWU’s broadcasts on 700-AM ESPN.
About the Washington Trust Bank Tailgate Show . . .
The first EWU broadcast on 700-AM ESPN will take place this Saturday (Aug. 23) when the Eagles host Sam Houston State at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
The Washington Trust Bank Tailgate Show, featuring host Keith Osso, begins 1 1/2 hours prior to kickoff at all football games. The home broadcasts will take place behind Roos Field in the upper tailgate parking lot P12 with the Washington Trust Bank Tailgate Bus.
The hour-long Tailgate Show will include interviews with players and an Eastern assistant coach, and other interviews with EWU staff and alumni guests.
About the Pre-Game Show and Game Broadcasts . . .
Eastern’s pre-game show, featuring Larry Weir and Paul Sorensen, begins a half-hour prior to kickoff. The show will include an interview with Baldwin, as well as with players. Osso will serve as sideline reporter during games, and will interview Baldwin and Eastern players on the post-game show. Dennis Patchin will serve as sideline reporter for two of EWU’s games when Osso fills in for Sorensen as analyst.
Eagle Podcasts . . .
On a regular basis, Weir will be posting podcasts of Eagle programming, which are available at: http://www.goeags.com/radio_podcasts/radio_podcasts.html
Included will be weekly interviews with EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves on current events and issues involving Eastern Athletics. Other podcasts will be posted with coaches interviews, player interviews and game recaps, as well as daily “Eagle Minute” programming which will air on 700-AM ESPN. The podcasts, as well as webcasts of the interviews, will also be distributed via social media.
More About the Partnership . . .
Eastern, 700 ESPN and the KXLY Radio Group are in the final year of a two-year extension on their radio agreement to have all home and away EWU football and men’s basketball games broadcast live on 700 ESPN. An original three-year agreement was inked in 2010.
Weir will return for his 24th season as the voice of the Eagles in football, having broadcast all but one of EWU’s 272 games in that span. The only game he missed was a 2005 playoff game at Northern Iowa when he was broadcasting Eastern’s basketball games in Alaska. Weir has also spent 21 seasons calling men’s basketball action for the Eagles from 1991-2009 and again in 2012-present.
Sorensen is entering his 10th season as analyst for the Eagles, but has spent a total of 28 years providing color commentary for Washington State University, Fox Sports Northwest (now Roots Sports), College Football Saturday, Greater Spokane League and EWU. He produced EWU football and men’s basketball broadcasts in the 1980’s and 90’s.
Patchin, Keith Osso and Rick Lukens are hosts of their popular sports talk show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 700 ESPN. That trio, as well as producer Steve “The Wingman” Pry, also help with Eastern broadcasts, as well as weekly coaches shows featuring EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin and men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford.