Saturday marks first broadcasts of Tiger football in 14 years
BY AZANIA BRIGGS
Grambling State University Media Bureau
GRAMBLING, LA. – After 14 years, Grambling State University’s football games to 91.5 KGRM-FM, the university’s radio station.
The first broadcast is Saturday as the Tigers face Alabama A&M at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium. Listeners can hear the entire football game, including the pregame and postgame shows. The pregame show starts thirty minutes before the game and the postgame show will begin immediately after the game.
Alumni, fans and other Grambling State University football supporters can tune in to 91.5, or by going online to www.gram.edu, clicking on the KGRM-FM tab under “student life” and clicking on the option to listen to the station online.
“I really think that it’s a plus because it’s our own station,” said Aaron James, a 1974 graduate who is athletic director. “It has Grambling’s name and our fans will be able to listen to Grambling’s radio station and not another station.”
Doug Williams was the head football coach in 2000 when the team had a 10-2 season, and when he returned as head football coach in 2011 he was one of the people questioning why games were not being broadcast on his university’s radio station. “I thought it was crazy for games not to be broadcasted on KGRM, but I’m glad that the football games are back on the station.”
Rather than continue to wonder, Williams went right to the top, asking Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue. “Doug Williams found some time to go and talk to President Pogue about the games being back on KGRM and I also talked to him,” recalled Evans. “After much thought and consideration, Pogue agreed that our games should be back on our station.”
One Grambling alumna who remembers listening to KGRM-FM when she attended GSU in the 1980s is Belinda Dawson, 51, a native of Alexandria, La. “It was so entertaining,” said Dawson. “Everybody listened to KGRM and because of that the campus was involved and the students supported the football team along with other sports like basketball.”
Evans said she’s already welcomed sponsors and underwriters and she expects more as area businesses and individuals learn about the return of G-Men football to the campus radio station. She said interested parties can contact her at 318-274-6343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KGRM-FM is a 50,000 watt, non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Grambling State University with a dual purpose of a laboratory function for students in the Department of Mass Communication and service to the community.
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- Live video stream (*Available during the game only) – http://panhandle.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?id=3C1921E8BD&type=wmp