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Image 12 of Basketball, 1993

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

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University of Kentucky Radio Network Affiliate List MARKET........FREQUENCY.........STATION Ashland..................1340/92.7 ..WCMI-AM/FM Barbourville..............950/93.5 .WYWY-AM/FM Benton..................1290/102.3 ..WCBL-AM/FM Bowling Green..................930........WKCT-AM 98.3........WDNS-FM Brandenburg...........1140/93.5 WMMG-AM/FM Cadiz................................110........WKDZ-AM 106.3.........WBDZ-FM Cambellsville..................104.1........WCKQ-FM Central City...................101.9........WKYA-FM Cincinnati, Ohio...............700..........WLW-AM Columbia................1270/93.5 ..WAIN-AM/FM Corbin....................680/107.3 .WCCT-AM/FM Cumberland....................1280.......WCPM-AM Danville..........................1230........WHIR-AM 107.1........WMGE-FM Dry Ridge......................106.5........WNKR-FM Elizabethtown................100.1.........WQXE-FM Eminence........................1600........WKXF-AM Ftemingsburg.........1060/106.3 ...WFLE-AM/FM Fort Knox......................105.5.........WASE-FM Frankfort........................1490 ........WFKY-AM Franklin..........................1220........WFKN-AM Glasgow...........................99.1........WKNK-FM 103.7........WHHT-FM Qnywo.........................102.3........WUGO-FM Greenup.........................105.5.........WLGC-FM Hamilton, Ohio...............1450......WMOH-AM Hardinsburg...................104.3.........WXBCFM Harlan..............................970.........WFSR-AM 105.1........WTUK-FM Harrodsburg............1420/99.3.WHBN-AM/FM Hartford ...............1600/106.3...WLLS-AM/FM Harrogate, Tenn..............96.5..........WXJB-FM Hawesville............1600/106.3.WKCM-AM/FM Hazard...........................101.1.........WSGS-FM Henderson/ Evansville, Ind. 860........WSON-AM Hindman------1340/107.1 .WCKB-AM/FM The Wildcats On The Air a KENTUCKY TRADITION THROUGH THE YEARS has been the ability of the legions of Big Blue fans to catch the Cats on radio. Listening to Kentucky basketball has been a tradition in the Commonwealth and across the country tor decades. Nearly every Kentuckian has fond memories of sitting around a radio on a cold winter night, living and dying with the fortunes of the Big Blue. As usual, the excitement and action of Kentucky's 90th season of basketball will be broadcast to tans across the country on the largest college basketball network in the nation. The network once again includes clear-channel WHAS in Louisville, 840 on the AM dial. The broadcast rights to Wildcats basketball are held by Host Communications, Inc., of Lexington. Ralph Hacker Ralph Hacker enters his first season on the UK Radio Network as play-byplay announcer this fall. Hacker slides over from the color commentary duties to play-by-play, filling the void left by his long-time broadcast partner, Cawood Ledford, who retired after 39 years as UK's "Voice of the Wildcats." Hacker, who is in his 21st year on the UK Radio Network, will call the play-by-play action on the UK Radio Network for Kentucky's games. The past three years, Hacker split time as play-by-play announcer on the UK Television Network and will be the play-byplay announcer for live televised games this season on the UK Television Network. Hacker, president and general manager of Lexington radio station WVLK AM/FM, will also handle the Rick Pitino pregame and postgame shows. Last season, Hacker served as co-host with Rob Bromley on the Bill Curry and Rick Pitino television shows. In addition to his experience on the UK Radio and Television Networks, Hacker has ventured into network television during the past eight years. He has called football and basketball games for Jefferson-Pilot, ESPN, the NCAA and CBS. Charlie McAlexander On March 24, 1992, Charlie McAlexander became the newest member of the University of Kentucky sports broadcast team and the first Southeastern Conference radio broadcaster in history to work for three different SEC schools. McAlexander, 46, filled the vacancy opened by the retirement of legendary broadcaster Cawood Ledford, who stepped down at the end of the 1992 basketball season. McAlexander, known to all as "Charlie Mac," is employed by Host Communications. McAlexander, a native of Holly Springs, Miss., worked the past 13 years as the play-by-play voice of the Vanderbilt Radio Network as well as the host and producer of the Vanderbilt coaches' shows. His first eight years in Nashville he served as sports director for WSMV-TV and the last six years he worked as sports director for WLAC-AM Radio. From 1972-78, McAlexander was sports director at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss., and then later at WREG-TV in Memphis. While at both stations, he served as play-by-play announcer for Ole Miss Football and was the host and producer for the televised football coach's show. McAlexander was named Sportscaster of the Year in Tennessee in 1990 and 1991 and Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year in 1975. In 1986, he was rated the number three sportscaster in America in an awareness and appeal poll conducted by Television and Radio Age Magazine. McAlexander is a 1969 graduate of Delta State University and holds a B.S. degree in Education. He also attended Ole Miss and played collegiate baseball at both institutions. After graduation, he coached high school sports for one year. McAlexander is married to the former Betty McClatchy of Holly Springs, and they have two daughters, Emily and Carrie. M E D I A lO NFORMATION