Feb. 2, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico baseball team and Lobo Sports Properties are proud to announce 101.7 The TEAM (KQTM FM) as its radio partner for the 2010 season. For the first time in program history, Lobo baseball will be featured on FM radio. The TEAM will carry 26 games from Isotopes Park and on the road. The first broadcast will be Feb. 19-21 as the Lobos take on preseason No.1 Texas in Austin.
"I am really excited," said head coach Ray Birmingham. "We are trying to build a program and we need exposure in the state. The Team is going to constantly put us in front of the kids we want to come play baseball for us. The bottom line is we need to build pride in this university as the flagship academic institution in the state. The Team is a key ingredient in making that happen."
"It's a great honor to broadcast Lobo baseball," said KQTM president Joe O'Neill.
"We look forward to providing the best coverage of Lobo baseball ever. Coach Birmingham and the student-athletes deserve to have a quality broadcasts of their games, and we will provide that," said KQTM General Manager David Dominguez.
101.7 The TEAM was honored as the New Mexico Broadcasting Association's Radio Station of the Year in 2009.
KQTM's ownership group includes longtime Lobo Club members Scott and Laura Grady and Turner and Margaret Branch. Grady is a former punter for the Lobo football team in 1976.
Calling the action for Lobo home games will be Lobo football and men's basketball play-by-play announcer Scott Galetti. Galetti has covered Lobo athletics for the last two years and previously called baseball for Long Beach State University and the High Desert Mavericks, the single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Of the 26 games to be broadcast on 101.7 The Team, 16 will be from the friendly confines of Isotopes Park. The broadcasts will feature key home series with in-state rival New Mexico State (March 9-10), Louisiana Tech (March 14), Utah (March 19-21), San Diego State (March 26-28), BYU (April 8-10), San Francisco (April 20) and TCU (May 7-9).
Fans also will be able to follow the Lobos on the road. Series with preseason No. 1 Texas (Feb. 19-21), San Diego State (April 30-May 2), Utah (May 20-22) and the Mountain West Tournament from San Diego, Calif. (May 25-29) also will be available.
Lobo Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and multimedia rights holder for the University of New Mexico Athletics, has the University's exclusive broadcast rights.
For more information visit www.GoLobos.com.