MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho Vandals Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder for University of Idaho Athletics and property of Learfield Sports, announced today that Chris King has been named the Vandals’ new voice for men’s basketball beginning with the upcoming 2013-’14 athletic season.
King comes to Moscow by way of Boise, where he served two years as the voice of Boise State’s women’s basketball on KTIK-AM 1350. For the last two seasons, he also has been play-by-play announcer on 870 AM for all 76 games of the Tri-City Dust Devils, Colorado Rockies’ Short-Season Single-A affiliate in Pasco, Wash. Additionally, he has served as radio announcer for the Wenatchee AppleSox collegiate summer baseball team and as lead broadcaster for the 2011 West Coast League All-Star Game.
“I’m thrilled for this opportunity and can’t wait to be courtside calling the action this season,” said King. “It’s incredibly exciting to return to the Palouse, and I’m honored to be a part of Vandal athletics.”
“We’re excited about Chris joining us to call men’s basketball and know he brings valuable experience to the Idaho Vandals Sports Network,” said Ann Brett Strickland, general manager for Idaho Vandals Sports Properties, which also oversees Idaho Athletics’ radio network as part of its multimedia rights relationship.
In addition to Idaho, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights and sponsorship for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. The company’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports’ exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. For additional information about the company’s 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.