Northern Illinois Athletics and the Northern Illinois IMG Sports Network will debut the 2013 editions of a pair of radio shows featuring plenty of Huskie football talk next week as “Inside Huskie Football” and “NIU Weekly” will kick off the 2013 campaign.
“Inside Huskie Football” returns for its fourth season on the flagship station of NIU football, WLBK 1360 AM and 98.9 FM.
The show returns to Monday nights this season and will air from 7-8 p.m. each week throughout the football season, as well as on Huskie All-Access.
Fans are invited to join Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey and host Bill Baker, the “Voice of the Huskies” at Cabana Charley’s Tiki Bar and Grill, 1470 S. Peace Rd. in Sycamore for the show. Two Huskie players and other NIU Athletics coaches and staff will also join Baker each week.
“Inside Huskie Football” will air on a delayed basis on WTJK ESPN 1380 in Janesville, Wis.
“Inside Huskie Football” will be held at Cabana Charley’s each Monday from Aug. 26 through Nov. 25 except for Labor Day (Sept. 2).
Northern Illinois fans can also hear Carey chat with hosts Andy Garcia and Sean Frazier, the new NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics, each week on “NIU Weekly.” The 30-minute show airs on WSCR 670 AM The Score in Chicago and will include a weekly visit from Carey, the latest updates from Frazier and visits with Huskie coaches across all sports.
“NIU Weekly” will air on the Score and also can be heard on demand on Huskie All-Access following the broadcast. Due to existing conflicts on Saturday, the first two air dates for “NIU Weekly” are Friday, Aug. 30, and Friday, Sept. 6, following the Score’s White Sox coverage.
Beginning Sept. 14, the show moves to its regular air time of Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. On Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, wake up early to hear the show at 6:30 a.m. NIU Weekly can be heard 18 times this year on 670 AM The Score, including each week through Nov. 23.
The Northern Illinois IMG Radio Network will have complete coverage of every Huskie football game this season. WLBK AM (1360) and FM (98.9) will carry every game and WSCR 670 AM in Chicago will broadcast 10 NIU football regular season games across its 50,000-watt clear channel station, including the 2013 season opener Aug. 31 versus Iowa.
The Northern Illinois game at Idaho on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. will air on WYLL AM 1160 in Chicago while the Huskies’ home opener versus Eastern Illinois at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 can be heard on WIND AM 560 in the city. WTJK ESPN 1380 in Janesville is also part of the NIU IMG Radio Network.
For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.