1290 finalizes UA coverage, Cat Tracks has a role

1290 a.m. "The Source", the flagship station for Arizona football, has added another component to its Wildcat football broadcast. Including pregame and postgame, 1290 a.m. will provide over nine hours of game-day coverage. The final component of the broadcast will include two Cat Tracks staffers.

Cat Tracks Editor-in-Chief Brad Allis and copy editor John Schuster will co-host the post game show along with KVOA sports anchor Pete Delgado. The postgame show will combine analysis, re-cap and fan interaction. The show will begin about half an hour after the final gun and run for approximately two hours.

Delgado has been the weekend sports anchor at KVOA, the NBC affiliate since 2001. It was his third stint at the station. He has also hosted sports in Los Angeles and San Antonio.

The Los Angeles native has some 20 years of broadcast experience, covering Super Bowls, World Series, NBA finals, the NCAA Final Four, and has been honored with numerous awards and citations.

Schuster has been involved with Cat Tracks Magazine for over a decade. He has worked in radio in Kingman, Prescott and Tucson, with stints at KTUC, KNST and KCUB. Schuster produced KTUC's Sports Talk Tucson with Mike Gabrielson. He has served as color commentator for the Ice Cats and hosted a daily talk show with Eric Thomae at KNST. He co-hosted KNST's basketball postgame show with Ryan Radtke and later served the same role with KCUB's basketball postgame coverage.

Recently he has co-hosted "Cat Tracks on the Air" with Allis.

Allis has been Editor-in-Chief of Cat Tracks Magazine since January 2001 and has served as the publication's football and basketball beat writer for the same duration. He has co-hosted KCUB's "Cat Tracks on the Air" since its inception, and has done numerous guest spots on the station.

Allis also worked at KTUC when it was a news and sports station, helping cover the Copper Bowl and other events.

The station plans extensive game-day coverage beginning four hours before kickoff when it will re-run "On the air with Mike Stoops" the coach's show hosted by Sean Mooney.

Three hours before game time Rich Herrera hosts the first two hours of "Countdown to Kickoff". Herrera will breakdown the game, interview current and former players, as well as members of the coaching staff.

An hour before kickoff Radtke picks up the coverage. Radtke, a longtime Wildcat broadcaster, continues to provide his insight and experience at the new home of the Wildcats.

Game coverage will be handled by the longtime voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries. Joining him in the booth will be new color commentator, former Wildcat running back, Lamont Lovett.

Radtke will host the halftime before returning the action to Lovett and Jeffries for the duration. The pair will re-cap the game, including an interview with Stoops for approximately half an hour before the call-in show begins.

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