FSN NW to televise EWU, Idaho contests

The Oregon State University Department of Athletics and Beaver Sports Properties is pleased to announce that the home football games between the Eastern Washington Eagles on Aug. 31 and the Idaho Vandals on Sept. 23 will be televised live by FSN NW. Both games will kickoff at approximately 7 p.m. PDT.

The announcement also marks changes in television and radio programming for this season. The partnership with FSN NW through Beaver Sports Properties is entering its eighth year and will now include FSN NW holding rights to any local Beaver telecasts that were previously aired on the "Beaver Sports Television Network".

Beaver Sports Properties and FSN NW recently agreed for the regional network to encompass former BSN-TV games in addition to adding a three-month Beavers All-Access magazine show for basketball along with the rights to consider airing a weekly show during the baseball season. FSN NW will continue to air the popular 30-minute Beavers All-Access show during the football season. The show is tentatively set for Wednesday nights and will replay on Fox College Sports (FCS) channels.

FSN NW reaches over 3.4 million households in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Beaver games and shows will also replay on FCS on cable and satellite systems reaching approximately 30 million households around the country.

FSN NW's broadcast team for the EWU game will include former OSU quarterback Steve Preece (color), former KATU and CNN news anchor Cathy Marshall (sidelines) and Rich Cellini (play-by-play). Preece and Marshall will also be on the call for the Idaho game.

The first three games of the season will now be televised live, with ESPN carrying the Sept. 7 game at Boise State. The current television schedule also includes the 110th Civil War airing on FSN Fri., Nov. 24. Further live television appearances will be announced in the future.

Beaver Sports Properties also announced talent lineup changes to the Beaver Sports Radio Network. FSN NW's Todd Mansfield will join the team covering sidelines and hosting pre-game and post-season radio programs. Longtime broadcaster Bob Akamian will cover interviews from the locker room and co-host the post-game wrap up show with Mansfield. Preece will continue to add insights during pre-game on the road and at home. Voice of the Beavers Mike Parker and color analyst Jim Wilson will also begin their third season together in the booth.

Parker will once again host Beaver Sports Talk with Mike Riley every Tuesday night. This season the 7 p.m. network-wide show will air from McMenamins new Monroe Street Pub in Corvallis (www.mcmenamins.com) beginning Tues., Sept. 19. The show at McMenamins will be open to the public. The first Beaver Sports Talk show will kickoff Sept 4 and will be produced from the studio.

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