“I'm pleased to see us continuing our partnership with UNT Athletics,” said KWRD Vice President and General Manager Pete Thomson. “UNT's commitment to excellence both on and off the field is admirable. We are proud to continue to be the anchor station for UNT football and basketball broadcasts.”
KWRD-FM will enter its fourth year this season as the flagship station of the Mean Green radio network, and the new deal will run through the 2007-08 season.
“We are excited to begin a new, three year extension with KWRD to serve as the flagship station of the Mean Green Radio Network," said Hank Dickenson, Sr. Associate AD and coordinator of the network. "Our first four years with "The Word" has produced an excellent relationship and afforded us both the power and clear FM signal to deliver North Texas football and basketball broadcasts to our core audience, the fans and alumni living in the D/FW Metroplex. It's also exciting to have sister station KPXI in Tyler/Longview on board the network again - we figure there are more than a few interested fans there due to Jamario Thomas (the nation's leading returning rusher, who hails from Longview). Finally, we couldn't do what we do from a network perspective without the outstanding technical support received from our campus station, KNTU, also a 100,000 watt signal."
Each football broadcast and men’s basketball game will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show. KNTU-FM will carry all 27
The voices of the 2005 Mean Green Radio Network will be familiar as George Dunham will return for his 17th season as the play-by-play voice of
Dunham will be joined by Hank Dickenson who is entering his 10th season as the color commentator for the Mean Green Radio Network. Producer/Engineer Steven Bartolotta and statistician Chris Wiley will enter their fifth season with the Mean Green Radio Network.