MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Athletics has agreed to terms with five Alabama radio stations and one national radio network to broadcast games and coaches shows as part of Hornet Sports Productions.
The ASU Hornet Sports Network features 100.5 FM in Montgomery, 102.7 FM in Montgomery, 95.7 FM in Greenville, 96.7 FM in Pine Hill, and 96.3 FM in Selma. These stations will broadcast Hornet football games in 2015, with four of the stations carrying additional programming to include coaches shows and select men’s and women’s basketball games.
The Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN), based in Hartly, Del., will again provide a national platform for Hornet Athletics. HSRN will feature more than 25 broadcasts of ASU football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball games to nearly a dozen cities via terrestrial radio, with select games broadcast on Sirius / XM satellite radio.
“We are thrilled to partner with our affiliates in expanding the broadcast platforms of Hornet Sports Productions,” Alabama State Interim Athletic Director Melvin Hines said. “We are fortunate to have these agreements, not only to give us additional reach in the promotion of our outstanding student-athletes and University, but to create additional sponsorship inventory to advance our programs.”
All games and shows carried by Hornet Sports Productions, including the video streaming of ASU home football games, will be available online free of charge at bamastatesports.com across various digital platforms, including the free ASU Athletics mobile app for android and apple products. In addition to home football games, ASU Athletics will video stream online select home soccer, volleyball, women’s and men’s basketball, softball, and baseball games.
Last year, Hornet Sports Productions was established as the broadcasting arm of Alabama State Athletics. More than 80 games were broadcast via HorneTVision, the online streaming home of bamastatesports.com. This season, HSP has added coaches show to its inventory. The ASU football radio show with first-year head coach Brian Jenkins will air beginning in September. For the first time ever, an ASU basketball radio show featuring women’s head coach Freda Freeman-Jackson and men’s head coach Lewis Jackson will air beginning in January.
Since the 2011-12 season, more than 250 contests have been video and/or audio streamed on bamastatesports.com, in partnership with various University departments. Many of the productions are staffed by aspiring communications students, working with talented ASU staff professionals to gain on-the-job training in directing and producing live events in preparation for career success.
“Our students and staff professionals play a critical role in the success of HorneTVision,” Hines said. “It has been a very successful partnership. We are proud of the work they do which benefits them individually and the University as a whole.”