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Radio play-by-play coverage of Linfield College football games will originate in the Portland Metro-area broadcast market for the first time in 2012. Linfield reached a one-year agreement with True Talk 800 KPDQ-AM to carry all nine regular season games plus any playoff games.
Football games will continue to be aired within Yamhill County on McMinnville station 1260 KLYC-AM and simulcast live on the internet. Veteran sportscaster Bill Johnson again pairs with longtime analyst Dave Hansen to bring listeners closer to the action.
All Linfield football games, as well as men's and women's conference road basketball contests, will be streamed live on the internet through a partnership with Stretch Internet. To listen to a game, either live or previously recorded, computer users should click here and select the game they wish to listen to.
In the McMinnville area, fans can hear exciting action of Linfield Wildcats football broadcast games live on radio station KLYC (1260 AM).
Linfield's partnership with TEAMLINE makes it possible for fans from outside the McMinnville area to hear Wildcat sports events over the telephone. TEAMLINE relays KLYC's live radio signal over the telephone for a small fee. Dial 1-800-846-4700 and enter 9712 as your team code. Simply charge the call to your credit card. You can listen as long as you like and pay only for the time you listen. The longer you listen, the less you pay - as low as 20 cents per minute. A group of friends can share the cost by listening on a speakerphone. If you plan to be a frequent user of TEAMLINE, you can save up to 70 percent by ordering a pre-paid Telephone Season Ticket. For more information call 1-800-846-4700.
A veteran of 40 years in radio and television in the Northwest and in California, Johnson takes over the play-by-play job from Dave Hansen, who slides back into the role of color analyst. Hansen recently retired as Linfield Dean of Students but remains an active faculty member. The 2012 season marks Hansen's 37th year of involvement with Linfield football broadcasts, both as a play-by-play voice and color commentator.
Johnson’s relationship with Linfield football stretches to 1982, when he teamed with former sportscaster and Linfield graduate Steve Arena as color analyst on KATU-TV’s telecast of the 1982 NAIA national championship game. Arena and Johnson also called the 1984 NAIA title game for KATU.
More recently, Johnson spent one season as Linfield basketball play-by-play voice in 2004-05 and filled in with play-by-play for four playoff football games in 2004, including the NCAA Division III championship game at Salem, Va. During the winter months, Johnson is the radio voice of University of Portland men's basketball.
Football broadcasts begin 30 minutes before the start of each contest. When the game concludes, stay tuned for complete postgame show, with analysis, statistics and interviews with players and coaches.
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