TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – WVUA-FM will expand its coverage of Alabama Soccer in the 2012 season, covering both home and away matches this season the station announced Wednesday. This will mark the first time the student-run station has aired all matches since it first broadcast Crimson Tide soccer in 2003.
“We’re excited take our soccer coverage to the next level on our ten-year anniversary with the sport,” WVUA-FM Sports Director Chad Haynie said. “Coach Bramble is continuing to build a championship program at the Capstone and we are proud to have soccer on our airwaves as the sport continues to grow.”
Josh Zavadil will return behind the mic for his second season as the voice of UA soccer and will be joined by new color commentator Nathan Kogut.
“Josh is an exceptional broadcaster with a good understanding of the sport that thrived last season,” Haynie said. “Nathan Kogut is more plugged into the game than any color man that we’ve had for soccer and I believe our listeners will enjoy the new broadcast team.”
Soccer becomes the third sport that WVUA-FM provides complete coverage for along with Crimson Tide gymnastics and softball.
The award-winning sports staff provides the most original sports programming on the radio in Tuscaloosa, having broadcast over 125 Alabama athletic events last year.
Coverage will commence on the pitch Friday, August 24 when the Tide host Samford. The broadcast is slated to begin at approximately 6:55 p.m. CDT.