As the sun set on June 4th Candy 95 broke into new territory as the first event of the 2015 X Games began in front of the Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin. Candy 95 made the biggest tournament in extreme sports in the world visible through social media as well as brought live broadcast updates during from the Circuit of the Americas where the X Games has been hosted for the past two years. Besides skateboarding, BMX, and rally cars Candy 95 also gave listeners and social media followers the opportunity to live vicariously as we saw water skiing squirrels, slack line acrobats and musical artists such as Nicki Minaj, Pennywise and Deltron 3030.
High school football is king in Texas, and Bryan Broadcasting has no shortage of gridiron coverage in the fall. As the high school liaison, I’ve worked with the coaches and athletic staff to put together a great group of play-by-play teams for area football broadcasts.
- A&M Consolidated High, which is broadcast by the award-winning team of Mike Wright & Mark Green, is aired on Newstalk 1620 WTAW.
- The Bryan High Vikings can be heard on Sportsradio 1150 the Zone, with Dave Campbell providing the play-by-play and Alex Borrell on commentary.
- Keith Kane and I provide the broadcast for Rudder High on Peace 107:7.
- The “Voice of Kyle Field” Chace Murphy, along with Scott Clendenin, team up for the College Station High games on 102.7 FM.
- The Navasota Rattlers, whose home is on KWBC Navasota News 1550, is covered by Tim Schnettler.
In the spirit of expanding coverage, Bryan Broadcasting has also committed itself to airing select high school boys and girls basketball games, as well as baseball and softball.
Most of these match-ups are broadcast on the Zone HD 95.1-3, with a few airing on Sportsradio 1150 the Zone. Jordan Meserole and Jason Cornelius (Bear & Dog) team up for the play-by-play for men’s basketball and baseball, while women’s hoops and softball is broadcast by Keith Kane and myself.
In a welcomed addition for the summer, reporter Chelsea Reber has met with high school football, baseball and boys’ basketball coaches as part of a series of interviews on ‘The Louie Belina Show’ on Sportsradio 1150 and the Zone FM 102.7.
As with all things at Bryan Broadcasting, our work is ever-expanding. We have big plans for the future of our high school coverage, so stay tuned!
Casey “Catnip” grew up in Lake Jackson, TX and attended Brazoswood high school where he was involved in marching band, soccer, church and played in several bands around town. After coming to Texas A&M in the fall of 2010, he began working at 12th Man Productions where he gained incredible production experience, and made many lifelong friends. After graduating from Texas A&M in 2014, with a B.A. in Telecommunications & a Minor in French he accepted a job as the morning show technical producer and co-host for 94.5 The Buzz at iHeart Media in Houston. After seeing that the job would not fit his long term goals he decided to pursue opportunities elsewhere which led him to Candy 95 and Bryan Broadcasting. After only a few days he knew that he had made a great choice and cannot wait to continue his adventure with everyone at this company.
A: I’m on-air for Candy 95 from 2 to 6pm and I am also working with all stations under the Bryan Broadcasting umbrella on Social and Digital media.
Q: Why did you get into the radio industry?
A: The thing I’m most passionate about is people. Radio gives me the opportunity not only entertain, but to volunteer and be involved in the community.
Q: With a radio personality named Catnip, are cats your biggest fans?
A: I like cats and they like me, but to be honest I’m a huge dog person.
Q: Are you available for live remotes in BCS?
A: Absolutely! I love interacting with people. Remotes allow me to meet people face to face instead of over the phone or text.
Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
A: I would want to shoot skittles out of my hands. That way everyone could taste the rainbow.
Q: Favorite local B/CS restaurant?
A: Probably Blackwater Draw, they have a great menu and a great porch. But I have to give an honorable mention to Mugwalls!
B/CS is a tight-knit community that always comes together to help others in need. Recently the Dixie Chicken hosted an event to help raise funds for College Station police officer. Maverick 100.9 was excited to join forces with the Chicken for such a good cause.
Detective Gatlin Kling was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. Kling, a Bryan native, graduated from Texas A&M in 2005 with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism. He joined the College Station Police Department in 2010, and began as a patrol officer on the streets, including Northgate. He was promoted to detective earlier this year.
“It hit really close to home and we wanted to do something positive for our first responders,” said Maverick Program Director, Adam Drake. “The event was a success and there were people at the Chicken the entire day and throughout the evening.”
The proceeds from the silent auction, food, drinks, and the 42 tournament went to help the Kling family with medical bill expenses.
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