Huskies on the Airwaves

"Inside Huskie Football" Radio Show
Mondays, 7 pm
AM 560 The Answer (Chicago) and 92.5 WCPT FM (DeKalb)

Listen to "Inside Huskie Football" each week to get the latest news and insider information on NIU Football from Head Coach Rod Carey. You can hear the show each Monday night in September and October from 7-8 p.m. (CT) on 560 AM The Answer (WIND) in Chicago and 92.5 WCPT FM in DeKalb. To listen to the game online (the show will NOT be streamed on radio station websites), sign up for NIUTube on NIUHuskies.com. Fans are invited to join Carey and host Bill Baker, the "Voice of the Huskies" at Fatty's Pub & Grille, 1312 W Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. In addition to Carey, Baker will interview two Huskie student-athletes, as well as other NIU Athletics head coaches and staff.

Dates for the show this season are:
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 13 (Thursday), 24
December 1

"NIU Weekly" Radio Show
Fridays, 11 pm
AM 560 The Answer and www.560theanswer.com

Every week this fall, hear from NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier and co-host Andy Garcia discuss the latest news and happenings in Huskie Athletics on the "NIU Weekly" radio show. The 30-minute show airs on 560 AM The Answer (WIND) and on 560theanswer.com, and will include a weekly visit from NIU Football Head Coach Rod Carey, the latest updates from Frazier and visits with Huskie coaches across all sports. Listen to "NIU Weekly" every Friday night at 11 pm on or on demand on NIUTube (on NIUHuskies.com) following the broadcast.

Listen Live to NIU Weekly:
August 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5 OR 12

The Huskie Sports Network

Huskie Football has two new radio homes in 2014 as fans can listen to Huskie football on AM 560 The Answer (WIND-AM) in Chicago, and on 92.5 WCPT FM in DeKalb.

Network coverage begins 30 minutes prior to kickoff before each game and features a preview of the Huskies' upcoming game along with a look at the Mid-American Conference, a visit with Athletic Director Sean T. Frazier and the NIU offensive and defensive coordinators. Following the game, listeners hear directly from NIU head coach Rod Carey as part of the post-game show.

Celebrating their 29th year broadcasting NIU Football, Bill Baker and Mark Lindo team up with "NIU Weekly" host Andy Garcia, with information from the sidelines, on all football broadcasts in 2014.

The new agreement with The Answer provides NIU fans with one Chicago address (AM 560) for every Huskie home football game, while for the first time, fans across Chicagoland will be able to hear the one-hour NIU football coaches radio show every week throughout the season. WCPT FM 92.5 is the new home of the Huskies in DeKalb and across the western suburbs and will carry every NIU football game, as well as the "Inside Huskie Football" Radio Show on Monday nights.

AM 560 The Answer will also carry 12 Huskie men's basketball games and three NIU women's basketball games to a coverage area that includes all of Chicagoland and reaches north into portions of Milwaukee. During the day, the signal can be heard across northwest Indiana and into southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois. AM 560 is also the place to hear all 14 episodes of "NIU Weekly," the 30-minute show which showcases the Huskies' entire athletics program and is co-hosted by Frazier and NIU sideline reporter Andy Garcia.

Baker, 66, begins his 35th year as the play-by-play voice of Northern Illinois football and basketball in 2014. A member of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame, Baker also hosts the weekly "Inside Huskie Football" radio show and serves as master of ceremonies for various NIU Athletics banquets and events.

Lindo, 56, returns for his 29th season as the network analyst and statistician in 2014. The Aurora product spent 18 seasons as head boys basketball coach at Naperville North High School and in that role was inducted into the Illinois High School Association Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He was the color analyst for IHSA Television for seven seasons, and is entering his fifth year as a member of the men's basketball staff at Aurora University.

Garcia is in his second season on the Huskie sidelines and serves as co-host of the NIU Weekly Show. In addition to his duties with the Huskie football broadcasts, Garcia has been the radio voice of the NIU women's basketball program for the past three seasons.

Huskie Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, manages the multimedia rights for Northern Illinois University Athletics. The local entity provides corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities with NIU in which to bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through inventory such as venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; television; digital engagement and visibility via the official athletics website (NIUHuskies.com) and radio game broadcasts and coaches' shows on the Huskie Sports Network.

The General Manager of Huskie Sports Properties/Huskie Sports Network is Evan Hawkins.

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