June 27, 2013
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - 940 AM ESPN Radio, the new flagship radio station of the Bulldog Radio Network, announced Thursday its broadcast team for the 2013 football season in conjunction with Fresno State Athletics and Bulldog Sports Properties.
"Voice of the Bulldogs" Paul Loeffler is returning for what will be is fifth season handling the play-by-play duties for the Fresno State football team. Joining Loeffler as part of the in-game talent on the air is former Bulldog star Cameron Worrell as the analyst and Ralph Wood as the sideline reporter.
"We are very pleased to have the insight, energy and dedication to Fresno State football these three bring to the broadcast booth," Fresno State Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Paul Ladwig said. "These professionals will bring the game alive on the radio and inform and entertain our fans. We are looking forward to the new era and August 29."
"940 AM ESPN Radio is thrilled to be able to continue the special relationship between Paul Loeffler and Fresno State Athletics," One Putt Broadcasting Managing Member Chris Pacheco added. "Knowing that Paul will continue to provide play-by-play coverage for football, men's basketball and baseball for years to come shows the commitment that One Putt Broadcasting has to providing Valley fans with an ultimate professional quality broadcast."
In addition to the on-air talent, the pre- and post-game shows on ESPN Radio will feature the team of Ryan Williams and Paul Swearengin, providing the exclusive pre-game angles towards the keys to the game and in-depth analysis afterwards.
940 AM ESPN Radio, a station of One Putt Broadcasting that is locally owned by Pacheco and John Ostlund, features a mega 50,000-watt signal that can be heard all the way down at the Grapevine and up in the Bay Area. The station will also serve as the home for Bulldog men's basketball and baseball games while another station of One Putt Broadcasting, 790 AM ESPN "The Deuce," will broadcast select women's basketball, volleyball and softball games.
Loeffler will also handle all play-by-play duties for the Bulldog men's basketball and baseball programs. The 2013-14 men's basketball season will also be his sixth calling the action from the court, while he has handled the baseball play-by-play duties since 2001.
Worrell was a first-team All-WAC safety for the Bulldogs in 2002, his senior season when he led the 'Dogs with 106 tackles and five interceptions. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2003 and played six seasons in the NFL.
Worrell takes over as analyst for Jordan Christensen, another former Bulldog who handled the analyst duties on broadcasts for the last six seasons. Christensen stepped down from that role this year.
"I'm going to miss my time in the broadcast booth," Christensen said. "I learned so much form Paul Loeffler. It's time for me to do some other things on Saturday's, including going to Fresno State football games. I could not be happier that former Bulldog Cameron Worrell will take my place in the both."
Wood, the sports director at KMPH TV and longest-running television sportscaster in Fresno, has been affiliated with Fresno State Athletics for some time. From 1995-2010, he handled play-by-play duties on regional television broadcasts for the Bulldogs and has been the sideline reporter for Fresno State football for seven years on the games he was not calling on TV.
"Discover Fresno State Football" - 2013 Fresno State football season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647).
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