Mike Lageschulte is the new Voice of the Utes.
April 11, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY -
April 11, 2007 KALL 700 Sports Radio, the radio home to University of Utah athletics for the last 56 years, renewed its commitment to the Utes today in a joint agreement between the station and Utah Sports Properties (the new marketing and multimedia rights holder for Utah athletics). The term is for five years.
KALL 700, which began broadcasting Utah games back in 1951, will continue to air Ute football and men's and women's basketball games, and produce coaches' shows for football and men's basketball. The 50,000-watt station plans to announce additional Utah-related programming, as well as affiliate stations on the Utah Radio Network, in the coming weeks.
"We are thrilled that KALL 700 Sports Radio will remain our broadcast partner," said Utah Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill. "Our relationship with KALL has been exceptional for many years and our fans know and trust KALL as their source for Utah athletics. Our fans also expect the best from our play by play announcer and I am excited to introduce Mike Lageschulte as the new Voice of the Utes. A valued member of our athletics department for many years, Mike has a great relationship with our coaches and student-athletes, which will allow him to provide unique insight to our listeners."
A member of Utah's sports information staff since 1995, Lageschulte has served as the backup play by play announcer and color analyst for Utah men's and women's basketball, baseball and volleyball games for the past 10 years. He also has experience reporting from the football sidelines. He began his broadcast career at the University of Iowa.
"KALL 700 Sports Radio is elated to continue its partnership with the University of Utah athletic programs," said KALL 700 Chief Executive Officer Dean Howes. "For more than 50 years, we have been the primary source for Ute sports information in the great state of Utah, and are proud to not only continue the tradition, but to grow fan fervor for the University of Utah."
"We are extremely excited about the partnership between Utah Sports Properties and KALL 700," said Utah Sports Properties General Manager Andrew Waters. "This partnership allows us to reach a large segment of our fan base and provide a consistent and reliable source to follow our beloved Utes. The partnership also allows us to provide value to our sponsors who support the program in so many ways."
Utah Sports Properties is the exclusive marketing and multimedia rights partner of Utah Athletics and manages all corporate sponsorship opportunities surrounding the athletics department, including on-premise signage, TV coaches' shows, radio, print, Internet, game sponsorships, premium hospitality, event marketing and promotions. Utah Sports Properties is a division of CBS Collegiate Sports Properties.