Nov. 4, 2009
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Athletics has announced that all men's basketball games this season will move to a new home, Talk 1300 AM, The Capital District's Talk Radio. All men's basketball games can be heard on this new station, while all women's games will again air on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint."
The "Voice of the Saints" Robert Lee will again anchor all men's basketball broadcasts on 1300 AM alongside longtime color commentator Tom Huerter. New this year, pregame coverage will begin one hour prior to tipoff with new and exciting team features, while an expanded one-hour postgame show will include a fan call-in portion. A studio host will be added to each broadcast to assist with the expanded pre and postgame shows.
All men's home and away games can be listened to for free on-line exclusively at SienaSaints.com.
Mike Demos returns for his fourth season as the voice of Siena women's basketball, hosting the team's coverage on 88.3 FM. Pregame coverage begins 30 minutes prior to tip-off. The games can be listened to live at SienaSaints.com or wvcr.com.
Lee and Demos will co-anchor the Siena Basketball Coaches Show which airs from 6-7 p.m. each Thursday throughout the season on WVCR. The show features the women's portion with head coach Gina Castelli and a player guest in the first half hour and the men's portion with head coach Fran McCaffery and a student-athlete airs during the second half hour. The first show will air Thursday, Nov. 12.
Once again, fans will also have a chance to be a part of the Coaches' Show by utilizing the "Ask the Coach" feature on the men's and women's basketball team pages at SienaSaints.com. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions for the show. Several questions will be selected to air each week.
The vast majority of Siena men's and women's home basketball games can be watched live at SienaAllAccess.com, with fans who purchase either the men's or women's basketball package also receiving access to all Coaches Shows, Media Luncheons, Siena Saints Weekly Shows and Saints Alive! TV Shows.
Siena Basketball coverage begins with the opening show of the 10th season of Saints Alive! which airs in the Capital Region on Time Warner Cable Channel 3, beginning tonight (Nov. 4) with the Preseason Spectacular at 9:30 p.m. The show re-airs Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and a multitude of times throughout the coming week. Additionally, the show can be viewed for free online at SienaAllAccess.com and downloaded as a free podcast through I-Tunes beginning Nov. 6. Joe Calderone, sports anchor at Capital News 9, again serves as the host of the show which features interviews and insight from McCaffery and Castelli.