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Aug. 19, 2008
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Forty-four radio stations in four states will carry the Penn State Sports Network's Nittany Lion Hotline presented by aigdirect.com in 2008-09, with the season debut program set to air on Thursday, August 21.
The one hour call-in program airs every Thursday at 6:05 p.m. from late August through mid-March. Coach Joe Paterno is on the program during the football season. The basketball season features Nittany Lion coach Ed DeChellis.
Members of the football and Nittany Lion basketball teams also will be guests on the program.
Fans can call 1-800-52-LIONS (525-4667) to ask questions of the coaches and student-athletes.
Steve Jones, the radio play-by-play voice of the Nittany Lion football and basketball teams, is host of The Nittany Lion Hotline presented by aigdirect.com. Jeff Tarman is the producer of the show.
In addition to the 44 stations carrying the program, Nittany Lion Hotline and all Penn State football and basketball broadcasts can be heard at www.GoPSUsports.com, the official website of Penn State Athletics. In order to listen to the streamed Hotline broadcast on www.GoPSUsports.com, listeners will need to subscribe to Penn State All-Access on the front page of the website.
Nittany Lion Hotline presented by aigdirect.com can be heard on stations throughout Pennsylvania as well as New York City and northern New Jersey, parts of Upstate New York, Annapolis and Hagerstown, Md.
Penn State Football Eve will launch the season on Friday, Aug. 29, with activities starting at 6:00 p.m. outside Beaver Stadium. The program inside the stadium starts at 7:45 p.m. featuring the Blue Band, cheerleaders, dance team and videos. The seniors will be introduced and after Coach Paterno's address to the crowd, a new stadium video will be unveiled. The event and parking are free.
No. 22 Penn State hosts Coastal Carolina in the season opener on Aug. 30 at 12:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The contest will air on the Big Ten Network, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
The Nittany Lions return 35 letterwinners and 16 starters for the 2008 season. Penn State has won 31 of its last 40 games, tied for eighth-best record in the nation over that span.
2008-09 Nittany Lion Hotline Affiliates
|ESPN Radio||(1250)||Pittsburgh (Tape-Delay)|
|WYRE-AM||(810)||Annapolis (football portion only)|
|WJEJ-AM||(1240)||Hagerstown (football portion only)|
|WKHZ-AM||(1590)||Ocean City (football portion only)|
|WVNJ-AM||(1160)||Oakland and North Jersey Area|
|WPIE||(1160)||Trumansburg/Ithaca (football portion only)|