Radio & Television Broadcast Information
The Ferris State University Athletics Department will continue to make an impact this season in various media platforms across the globe. Numerous Bulldog athletics contests will be televised locally, regionally and nationally along with first class radio coverage. Together, Ferris State fans will be kept up to date with the most recent information available.
Since 2006, the Ferris State hockey program has made 40
appearances on national and regional television including networks
such as Comcast, ESPN, Fox Sports and the NHL Network. Ferris State
basketball, football and soccer competitions have also been
televised on Comcast in recent years. In addition to watching
select Bulldog athletic events on television, fans can watch all
football, along with men's and women's basketball home contests on
any internet enabled device such as Androids, Blackberries, iPads,
iPhones, etc. here. Hockey games can be watched
Ferris State Television
Last season, four of the six home football games along with 14 of the 21 home hockey events were televised on a tape-delayed basis by Ferris Television. Ferris TV is produced by the FSU Television & Digital Media Production Department (TDMP). The network is broadcast locally to Charter Cable subscribers on channel 97 in Canadian Lakes, Evart, Big Rapids and Reed City. Ferris TV can also be found on channel 22 on the Big Rapids campus. Below is the weekly hockey replay schedule:
|Weekday||Game 1||Game 2|
|Monday||7:00 p.m.||1:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 p.m.||1:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 p.m.||12:15 a.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 p.m.||12:15 a.m.
Ferris State Sports Update on FOX 32 & Comcast
The Ferris State Sports Update, which is a half-hour interview show profiling Ferris State Athletics, will air across most of Northern Michigan on FOX 32 each Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. (ET) throughout the year. In addition to FOX 32, Comcast/Xfinity (channel 900) airs the Ferris State Sports Update throughout the midwest covering major cities such as Detroit, Grand Rapids, South Bend, and Toledo. The show is produced by Ferris State University's Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) students in partnership with the Bulldog Athletics Department. Below is a list of the networks and channels that the FSSU will air on:
|FSSU on Comcast/Xfinity|
TV News Media
The Bulldogs are proud to be prominantly featured by various television news media outlets throughout the week. Below is a list of the networks and the times Bulldog Athletics could be discussed:
|Network||Call Letters||Cable||DirecTV||DISH Network||Coverage Time||Coverage Time|
|ABC||WZZM||13||6:25 p.m.||11:25 p.m.|
|CBS||WWTV||9, 10||9||9||6:25 p.m.||11:25 p.m.|
|FOX||WFQX||32||33||33||6:45 p.m.||10:45 p.m.|
|FOX||WXMI||17||6:25 p.m.||11:25 p.m.|
|NBC||WOOD||8||6:25 p.m.||11:25 p.m.|
|NBC||WPBN||7, 4||7||7||6:25 p.m.|| 11:25 p.m.
The Ferris State University Athletics Department, in
conjunction with the Bulldog Sports Network, announced a new
multi-year broadcasting and promotional agreement with local radio
station WDEE (97.3 FM). Sunny 973 is the flagship station for
all football, hockey and men's and women's basketball contests
throughout the athletics campaign. All broadcasts, home or
away, will be proceeded by the 30-minute "Bulldog Pregame" show,
which features a preview of the game, comments from the coaches and
news from around the conference. The broadcasts will also
include a "Bulldog Postgame" show recapping the event with live
interviews from players and the coaching staff.
In addition to listening to Bulldog athletics on the radio, fans can listen to all football, hockey and men's and women's basketball contests on any internet enabled device such as Androids, Blackberries, iPads, iPhones, etc. (Here)
Veteran play-by-play announcer Rob Bentley will provide the play-by-play coverage for all Bulldog Football contests this fall with local media personality Sandy Gholston offering color commentary. The duo has been part of the Ferris State football broadcast team for more than six years and is also expected to serve as part of the basketball broadcast team again this winter. Dominic Hennig will call all the hockey action for the fifth consecutive season with Dan Kowalski offering color commentary.
"Mic'd Up Monday's" with the Dawgs
The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced the addition of "Mic'd Up Monday's" with the Dawgs, which will take place at local establishments and include a live radio coaches show on Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network. Currently, the shows have rotated between both Cranker's Restaurant and Brewery and Buffalo Wild Wings in Big Rapids and is broadcast from 6-7 p.m. The radio show will be co-hosted by Bulldog play-by-play announcers Rob Bentley and Dominic Hennig along with Sunny 97.3's Scott Roman.
Bulldog Sports Update (Weekday's)
Fans can tune into flagship radio station Sunny 97.3 FM
daily to catch the "Bulldog Sports Update" each weekday morning at
approximately 7:30 a.m. (ET)
Ferris State Friday's on WBBL
Along with weekday morning updates on Sunny 97.3 FM, Ferris State Athletics has also announced a partnership with popular West Michigan sports leader 107.3 FM WBBL. "Ferris State Friday's" will air at approximately 7:30 a.m. (ET) every Friday morning as part of the "Rundown with Doctor & Bentley" morning show on the Grand Rapids based station. The eight to 10 minute weekly segment will feature a live interview with a Bulldog guest in addition to a ticket giveaway and more.
During the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four, Ferris State
Athletics offered expanded radio network coverage for fans across
North America (Map of Network Affiliates). The
Bulldog Sports Network added two network affiliates as WJML
Radio (1110 AM) in Petoskey and WJNL Radio (1210 AM) in Traverse
City both carried the games along with flagship station Sunny 97.3
FM. In addition, more than 70 radio stations carried the
semifinals live on Westwood One Radio along with 135 for the
championship game. Sirius/XM also covered the Bulldogs throughout
North America on satelite radio.