Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 30


Cougars slam dunk on KGBC

By Tom Carpenter
Daily Cougar Staff

When the Lady Cougar basketball team hits the court this season, it will be surfing the airwaves of radio station KGBC-AM into the homes of UH women's
basketball fans.

The UH Athletics Department announced that KGBC Radio 1540 will broadcast 22 games during the Lady Cougars' season, including all 14 home

The radio contract represents a giant step forward for the Lady Cougar basketball program. This is the first season that Lady Cougar games will be
broadcast over the airwaves to fans since the inception of UH women's basketball.

Leon Blum and C. B. Devoy will call the Lady Cougar play-by-play and perform the game analysis on the radio.

"This is just a natural progression for the success of our women's basketball program," said Chris Burkhalter, associate athletics director for
communications at UH. "Coach (Joe) Curl has done a great job in elevating the status of Lady Cougar basketball and it's only natural that we as an athletic
department reach out to those fans who want to listen to Lady Cougar games on the radio."

The three tournaments Houston will participate in this season, as well as the annual Conference USA Tournament scheduled for March 1 to 4 in Chicago,
will not be broadcast.

"This is only the beginning of a successful relationship between the University of Houston and KGBC," Burkhalter said.

KGBC-AM 1540 serves as an affiliation for national stations such as ABC News, TSN News, ESPN Radio, Texas Ranger baseball and Texas and Texas
Tech football.

The station broadcasts a wide range of athletic events and games from college to the pros, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NASCAR
as well as Houston-area high school football.

For more information on the Lady Cougars, including rosters and the full 2001-02 season schedule, visit online.

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