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TV show gives fans inside look at WMU football

Sept. 4, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Forget 15 minutes of fame. This year's MAC top-rated Western Michigan University football team will get 30--every week, starting with a Thursday, Sept. 6, broadcast.

Now entering its fifth season, the weekly TV program "Bronco Review" gives WMU football wide recognition, while providing fans with a glimpse into the inner workings of the team. Hosted by the voice of the Broncos, Robin Hook, the 30-minute show features highlights and post-game comments from head coach Bill Cubit. Additional features focus on WMU athletics and coach Cubit's preview of the team's upcoming competition.

This year, for the first time in Bronco football history and just months after Apple Computer designated WMU an iTunes University, every "Bronco Review" will be available to the public as a podcast. This allows students and other fans to access recorded programs over the Internet and download them for playback on an iPod, MP3 player, mobile device or personal computer.

"This season's first program airs Thursday, Sept. 6, and features coach Cubit's take on the game against the nationally ranked West Virginia Mountaineers," says producer Steve Kettner. "It includes a short segment on strength and conditioning as well as a preview of the home opener against Big Ten school Indiana University."

"Bronco Review" will air twice a week, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, during the week following each game day. In the Kalamazoo area, it is carried on Channel 5 of the Charter Communication cable system, Channel 2 of the Comcast Digital Cable system and Channel 41 of the EduCABLE University cable system. Podcasts will be available at itunes.wmich.edu the Friday after game days. The program also will be shown at Waldo Stadium an hour before the start of every home game.

"Bronco Review" is produced on campus by WMU Media Production IT, under the direction of Kettner. All studio production and editing is done using the University's media equipment and facilities.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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