Radio and internet play-by-play broadcasts of Linfield College athletic events for the 2013-14 sports year resume in September with expanded coverage in some sports.
Football, volleyball and basketball will continue at the same levels of video and audio coverage while men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball are expected to receive new or enhanced coverage.
From a radio standpoint, Linfield football fans can follow the Wildcats on two over-the-air stations. True Talk 800 KPDQ-AM is again serving as Linfield’s football flagship station for audio broadcasts in the Portland-Vancouver market. McMinnville radio station KLYC 1260 AM provides simulcast audio coverage for residents of Yamhill County and Salem.
Pay-per-view video webcasts of all regular-season home football games continue this fall for $12 per event, or a discounted rate of $40 for the full four-game home schedule. All potential NCAA playoff games will be offered free of charge. Audio webcasts of Linfield football games, home and away, remain free of charge.
The football pregame show starts 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. The broadcasts also include a complete postgame wrapup, with analysis, final statistics and live interviews with players and coaches.
In addition to football coverage, all Linfield men's and women's conference basketball contests will be streamed live on the internet through the college’s long-standing partnership with Stretch Internet. Home games will be available as video webcasts, road games will be audio only.
Free video webcasts will be presented for every home volleyball matches with Linfield senior Jerry Young spearheading the play-by-play coverage. Video coverage is planned to extend to the soccer field this fall, once a working internet connection to the pressbox is completed.
In the spring, audio coverage of home baseball and softball games in the spring is expected resume. The launch of video webcasts is also planned, pending availability of equipment, internet connectivity and staffing.
A veteran of 40 years in radio and television in the Northwest and in California, Bill Johnson returns to call Linfield football games for the fourth straight year. During the winter months, Johnson is the radio voice of University of Portland men's basketball.
Jerry Young, a senior majoring in mass communication, is back for his third year of describing Linfield volleyball, basketball and softball games. The Mendocino, Calif., native has over 100 broadcasts to his name.