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Cardinal Sports Network Adds Monterey's ESPN 630 AM; Platz Joins Football Broadcast Team
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/20/2010

Aug. 20, 2010

STANFORD, Calif.-- Cardinal Sports LLC, the exclusive marketing and multimedia partner of Stanford Athletics has announced it has added Monterey’s ESPN 630 AM as an official radio affiliate for Stanford football broadcasts for the upcoming season.

“We are thrilled to be an affiliate of Stanford Cardinal football,” said Kathy Baker, executive vice president for Buckley Radio and general manager at ESPN 630 KIDD radio. “The Monterey Bay has many Stanford fans and we know we’ll have an fantastic response from our listening audience. We are proud to be a part of what promises to be an exciting season for all.”

In addition, Cardinal Sports LLC has announced John Platz, who has served as the color analyst on Stanford’s men’s basketball broadcasts for the past 22 seasons, will join Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Todd Husak (analyst) on Stanford’s football broadcasts this season as a sideline reporter.

xtra sports logoDue to scheduling conflicts with the Oakland A’s on Stanford’s flagship station XTRA Sports 860, four Cardinal football games will be carried live on KNBR 1050, beginning with the season opener against Sacramento State on Sept. 4. Other games scheduled to be picked up on KNBR 1050 include contests against UCLA (Sept. 11), Notre Dame (Sept. 25) and Oregon (Oct. 2).

Broadcasts begin one hour before the scheduled kickoff time with Cardinal Tailgate Show.

In addition to Stanford, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations.  The company also titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with NACDA and USA Today and manages marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA).  For more information and its complete collegiate portfolio, visit

Single-game, season and group tickets remain available for all Stanford home games for the 2010 season at the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office, on-line at or by calling 1-800-Stanford. Make sure you inquire about the “What’s Your Deal” three-game mini-plan.



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