Corbu Stathes Named Play-by-Play Announcer for Tommie Football and Men’s Basketball
ST. PAUL, MN – University of St. Thomas Athletics Department and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Tommie Sports Properties, announced today a new relationship between the Tommies and KSTP AM 1500/SKOR North.
Starting this fall, Tommie fans will find game action on KSTP AM 1500 and KSTP-FM 94.5 HD-2. The broadcast agreement with Hubbard Radio is concurrent with the upcoming 2021-22 collegiate athletics season.
In the new agreement, KSTP AM 1500 and KSTP-94.5 HD-2 will bring fans Tommie programming including football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey game broadcasts as well as various women’s contests. Additional promotional support will be provided on the SKOR North digital platform which includes Mackey & Judd, Patrick Reusse, and Garage Logic with Joe Soucheray.
Additionally, Corbu Stathes has been named the play-by-play voice for Tommie football and men’s basketball. Stathes was most recently the radio voice for Minnesota Golden Gopher women’s basketball.
“St. Thomas Athletics is thrilled to partner with KSTP AM 1500 and Hubbard Radio to distribute Tommie contests as we launch our first year in DI athletics,” said Phil Esten, Vice President and Athletics Director, St. Thomas Athletics. “The Hubbard family has a strong connection to St. Thomas and KSTP has a rich history of distributing sports throughout our region. We look forward to expanding the relationship through this agreement.”
“This is such an exciting time for the University of St. Thomas, their thousands of alumni and the entire Twin Cities, as we welcome a new Division I sports program to Minnesota,” said Dan Seeman, Vice President and Region Manager for Hubbard Radio in Minnesota. “We are proud to be a partner in what promises to be an exciting new era for Twin Cities sports.”
Tommie Sports Properties is the locally based LEARFIELD team which manages all broadcast operations and corporate partnerships for University of St. Thomas Athletics as part of the overall multimedia rights relationship.
About Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Started in 1923, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota that was started by Stanley E. Hubbard. Hubbard Broadcasting operates radio stations and television stations in ten states. In addition to radio and television broadcast stations, other Hubbard Broadcasting companies include the satellite and cable networks ReelzChannel (launched in 2006), F&F Productions and 2060 Digital.
About University of St. Thomas Athletics
University of St. Thomas athletics will begin its first season in the NCAA Division I this fall starting with the 2021-2022 athletic season.