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Image 257 of Basketball, 1997

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

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WILDCATS ON THE AIR Dave Baker Dave Baker begins his eighth year as a membet of the UK broadcast team. Baket serves as host of "Countdown to Tip-Off," the one hour-and-a-half pregame show that leads up to gametime. A native of Franklin, Ohio, "Buzzy" became a sports reporter at WKYT-TV in 1982, following his graduation from Georgetown (Ky.) College. He was named the station's weekend anchor in 1984 and was instrumental in founding the awatd-winning "Sports Spectrum" — a 20-minute comprehensive sports show on Saturday nights. Baket also serves as the ptegame host for UK football broadcasts while conducting a successful Sunday morning radio talk show. Martin Newton Martin Newton is in his second season as a membet of the UK Television Network. Newton, who is the son of UK Athletics Ditector CM. Newton, previously served as the color commentator for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' basketball broadcasts for two seasons. A graduate of Samford, Newton has lived in Lexington the past five years. After a successful career as a representative for Converse, Inc., Newton is now employed by NIKE. He and his wife Cindy have three children, Katie, Madison and Zachaty. Dick Gabriel Dick Gabriel is in his second season as a member of the UK Television Network for basketball, handling all sideline reports. The Louisville native has been a fixture around UK sports for a number of years, most recently as the sideline reporter on UK football broadcasts since 1989. He also co-anchors with Tom Leach the postgame call-in show — "Wildcat Sportsline" — for both basketball and football. Gabriel began his media career covering UK sports for WBKY Radio, a public radio station on the UK campus, and as sports editor of the Kentucky Kernel, UK's student newspaper. Aftet graduation, he served as sports directot for WVLK Radio in Lexington. Gabriel has been the sports director for WKYT-TV the past 12 years, earning two Associated Ptess awards for producing "Voice of Kentucky — Cawood Ledford" in 1992. Before taking his position with the television station, he worked in Dallas, Texas, as executive producer of Host Communication's Southwest Confetence Football Radio Network. Tom Leach begins his eighth season as a member of the UK Radio Network. Leach, a 1983 graduate of UK, anchors the scoreboaid segments during postgame. He is also the co-host of "Wildcat Sportsline," the popular call-in show after each game. Leach has served as news and sports director for WVLK Radio in Lexington for the past five years. He began as news and sports reporter for the station in 1984. A native of Paris, Ky., he is a three-time winner of The Associated Press' "Best Sports Program" award. He also won an Eclipse Award in 1993 for his thoroughbred horse racing coverage. Leach is married to WLEX-TV anchor Robyn Rabbeth-Leach. They have one son, Connor. UKTV AFFILIATES Bowling Green............................................WBKO-TV Cincinnati, Ohio..........................................WSTR-TV Evansville, Ind............................................WTVW-TV Hazard..........................................................WYMT-TV Harrogate, Tenn.........................................Wl SAN-TV Hopkinsville..........................................................TV-43 Huntington, W.Va........................................WSAZ-TV UKTV AFFILIATES Lexington......................................................WKYT-TV Louisville.......................................................WAVE-TV Paducah.........................................................WPSD-TV Washington, DC..........................................WNVT-TV CABLE AFFILIATES Southern US.................................................SportSouth UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RADIO NETWORK AFFILIATE LIST (continued) Maiket Station Frequency Lexington---------WVLK-AM/FM____590/92.9 London.................WFTG-AM___________________1400 ......................—WWEL-FM______________103.9 Louisville---------WHAS-AM__________________840 .............................WKJK-FM______________________98.9 Louisa....................WVKY-AM___________________1270 .....................-WSAC-FM____________923 Madisonville_______.WKTG-FM__________________.93.9 Manchester-----------.WKLB-AM_____________________1290 Mayfield--------------WNGO-AM__________1320 ......................—.WX1D-FM...______________94.7 Maysville-------------.WFTM-AM/FM___1240/95.9 Monticello..............WKYM-FM___________________101.7 Morganfiefd-----------.WMSK-AM/FM__1550/953 Murray...................WNBS-AM___________________1300 Owensboro.............WOMI-AM.....................1490 Cwingsville............WKCA-FM--------------------107.7 Paducah.................WDXR-AM/FM—1450/94.3 Paintsville..............WSIP-AM/rM.-.--.1490/98.9 Pikeville.................WPKE-AM/FM .....1240/103.1 ..............................WDHR-FM-------------------.93.1 Pineville.................WANO-AM-------------------1230 Pound, Va..............WDXC-FM---------...........1023 Prestonburg............WDOC-AM....................1310 ..............................WQHY-FM-----------------------95.5 Princeton...............WPKY-AM......................1580 ..............................WAVJ-FM......................104.9 Providence.............WHRZ-FM.......................97.7 Shelbyville.............WCND-AM...................-.940 ..............................WTHQ-FM....................101.7 Somerset................WSFC-AM......................1240 .............................WSEK-FM......................-97.1 Whitley City..........WHAY-FM.....................105.9 Willamsburg...........WEZJ-AM/FM......1440/1043