July 8, 2008
The University of New Mexico has completed its radio announcing teams for football and men's basketball for 2008-09.
Learfield Sports announced late last month Scott Galetti as the new play-by-play announcer for New Mexico football and men's basketball. Joining Galetti in the booth for football is former Lobo Josh Bazinet, while Scott Didrickson will handle analyst duties at men's basketball games.
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. All football and men's basketball games will continue to be broadcast on Citadel-owned 770 KKOB-AM in Albuquerque.
Galetti has called NFL games on RSC Sports Radio Network, NCAA football and baseball on RSC; Cal State Northridge football; Wichita Falls Texans basketball (CBA); Seattle Reign basketball (ABL); Long Beach State University basketball and baseball; High Desert Mavericks baseball (A); Phoenix Mustangs hockey (WCHL); Bakersfield Fog hockey (WCHL) and Seattle Thunderbirds hockey (WHL).
He also has served as a talk show host for the Sports Fan Radio Network and has been a television announcer for Long Beach State University basketball; Fullerton College football, basketball, wrestling and water polo; and Wichita Falls Texans basketball (CBA).
Galetti currently resides in Oxnard, Calif., and will relocate to Albuquerque.
Bazinet, 26, graduated from UNM in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management and a minor in Spanish. He is a project manager for Enterprise Builders Corp., in Albuquerque. Bazinet graduated from Albuquerque's West Mesa High School in 2000.
Bazinet was a former Lobo walk-on who eventually received a scholarship and earned second team all-MWC honors as a senior safety in 2004. He was a two-time Special Teams Player of the Year selection by his teammates and a team captain as a senior.
Bazinet played in 50 career games at UNM. He was a weekly guest on a local morning radio show during his senior season.
Bazinet, who speaks fluent Spanish, was born in Panama City, Panama where he spent his early childhood.
Didrickson, 35, spent five seasons as assistant men's basketball coach at the University of New Mexico from 2003-07. He spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach, including stints at Gonzaga (1998), Colorado State (1999-00) and Oregon State (2001-02).
A four-year letter winner at the University of Washington from 1992-95, Didrickson also served as the Huskies' radio analyst for two seasons from 1996-97. He completed his playing career at UW in 1995, serving as a team captain. As a junior, Dicrickson finished fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-point field goal percentage (41.2%), and he ranked among the top-10 at UW for career 3-pointers (55) and career 3-point FG percentage (36.2%). Didrickson was named to the all-academic Pac-10 team in 1994 and graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in History.
Didrickson is the Area Director of Young Life, an international youth ministry organization.