Expanded Pre-Game Show on 700 ESPN Starts Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Also, LIVE Coaches Shows Featuring Beau Baldwin Take Place at Northern Quest Starting Sept. 3
The newly-expanded Eastern Washington University football radio pre-game show on 700-AM ESPN will make its debut this Thursday (Aug. 30), and will feature a full 1 1/2 hours of coverage prior to all EWU home games this fall. The initial Eagle Tailgate Show of the 2012 season takes place in conjunction with EWU’s game at Idaho at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday.
In addition, Eastern football fans are invited to view weekly video and hear commentary from Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Q Sports Bar and Restaurant at Northern Quest Casino and Resort, just prior to the Eagle Coaches Show at 6 p.m. live on 700 ESPN.
Programming on 700-AM ESPN is also available via the web at www.700espn.com and via iPhone application (search for “700 ESPN” and download the free app). The broadcast is also available via www.tunein.com and tunein’s mobile phone app.
About the Eagle Tailgate Show . . .
This Thursday’s Eagle Tailgate Show will feature host Keith Osso and will start at 4:30 p.m., just after an abbreviated version of the Patchin, Lukens and Osso Show. That show will also originate live from Moscow, Idaho, starting at 3 p.m., and will include a live interview with Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin.
The hour-long Eagle Tailgate Show will include interviews with players, a live interview with an Eastern assistant coach, an opponent interview and interviews with EWU staff and alumni guests. At Eastern home games, the show will take place live from the tailgate area at Eastern’s Roos Field.
This week’s guests on the Eagle Tailgate Show will include a pair of Eastern players -- SMU transfer Kyle Padron (quarterback) and Idaho native Cody McCarthy (linebacker). Former Vandal defensive lineman and current Eastern assistant coach Brian Strandley will also be featured, as well as former Eastern assistant and current Vandal coach Torey Hunter. Hunter was a standout at Washington State and his brother, Darryl, played for the Eagles from 1983-86.
Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves will also be on the show, as well as former Eastern football player Ken Wilson (1980). Wilson now resides in Boise, Idaho, and was formerly active in professional sports administration, including stints with the Portland Trailblazers, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Boise Hawks.
Eastern’s pre-game show, featuring play-by-play voice of the Eagles Larry Weir and color commentator Paul Sorensen, begins a half-hour prior to kickoff. Weir’s guests include Baldwin, assistant coach Ryan Sawyer and All-America wide receiver Nicholas Edwards.
Osso will serve as sideline reporter during games, and will interview Baldwin and Eastern players on the post-game show.
About the Northern Quest Casino and Resort Coaches Show . . .
The Monday sessions with Baldwin, which include giveaways and other special guests, will take place each Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the former broadcast room adjacent to the Q Sports Bar and Restaurant. Baldwin will show video from the previous game and provide commentary prior to his appearance on the Eagle Coaches Show at 6 p.m., live from the "Q" at Northern Quest.
Weir and Sorensen will host the show, which features Baldwin, assistant coaches and players.
Because of Eastern’s bye on the schedule on Sept. 15, the show on Sept. 17 will feature men’s basketball head coach Jim Hayford and soccer coach George Hageage.
Northern Quest is located at 100 N. Hayford Road in Airway Heights. From downtown Spokane, take exit 277 off I-90 and follow Highway 2 for 4.4 miles, then turn right on Hayford Road and follow for 1.0 miles. From Cheney, take exit 272 off I-90 and follow WA-902 toward Medical Lake for just 0.3 miles. Take a right on Geiger Blvd., followed by a quick left on Hayford Road and follow for 4.4 miles.
Once the football season concludes, the Coaches Shows will switch to basketball and take place at the Swinging Doors in North Spokane. The first basketball shows will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 18, then will resume weekly on a day yet to be determined, starting the week of Jan. 7. The Swinging Doors is located at W. 1018 Francis in Spokane.
2012-13 COACHES SHOWS
(LIVE Coaches Show from 6-7 p.m.; football shows also feature video session from 5:30-6 p.m.)
NQ – Northern Quest Casino & Resort; SD – Swinging Doors
9/3 - NQ (first show of the season)
9/10 - NQ
9/17 - NQ (no video session because of football bye)
9/24 - NQ
10/1 - NQ
10/8 - NQ
10/15 - NQ
10/22 - NQ
10/29 - NQ
11/5 - NQ
11/12 - NQ
11/19 – NQ (last scheduled football show, but if Eagles advance to the playoffs, additional football shows will take place on Mondays at NQ)
11/27/Tuesday - SD (First Basketball Show With Jim Hayford
12/18/Tuesday – SD (Second Basketball Show)
Week of 1/7 – SD (Will take place weekly the remainder of the season on a day to be announced)