The LSU Sports Radio Network, a division of LSU Sports Properties, brings Tiger football to LSU followers across the country. With two 50,000-watt affiliates and three 100,000-watt FM stations, LSU Fighting Tiger Football is distributed by satellite throughout the South. The LSU Sports Radio Network is anchored by flagship station WDGL-FM (“The Eagle 98.1”) in Baton Rouge.
The LSU Sports Radio Network, in its 24th year, is one of the most diverse and progressive college radio networks in the country, utilizing an in-house radio studio to originate over 200 live events in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball.
The Eagle 98.1 also is the home of baseball, while New Country 100.7 FM The Tiger is the home of LSU men’s basketball. WTGE-FM (107.3 FM) serves as a flagship station for women’s basketball with ESPN Radio (104.5 FM) as the home of softball.
In addition to live events, network programming also includes a weekly live coach’s show for football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball.
The Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net
The Geaux Zone, a subscription-based online service on LSUsports.net, provides live and on-demand video archives of all football games. Audio broadcasts, as well as the official coaches radio and television shows, are also available. Games can also be accessed on smartphones and tablets through LSUsports Mobile Applications. Join today.
The Les Miles Show
The Les Miles Show presented by Capital One Bank, a weekly one-hour radio program each Wednesday night at 7 p.m., returns for the 2012 season. It is designed to give Tiger fans an inside look at LSU football.
The show will once again be hosted by "The Voice" of LSU athletics, Jim Hawthorne. Fans have the opportunity to come out and watch the show broadcast live from TJ Ribs at Acadian each week and ask Coach Miles questions in person.
The Les Miles Show is a great opportunity for fans at home to call in and ask questions live during the show. The Les Miles Show airs each week during the football season throughout the state of Louisiana on the LSU Sports Radio Network (affiliates) and online in the Geaux Zone.
The 2012 season marks the eighth year of Tiger One, a mobile radio studio and hospitality center that originates LSU Sports Radio Network broadcasts at home games and on selected road games throughout the season.
Tiger fans can visit Zatarain's Tiger One Village each Saturday before home games in front of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center where they can see and hear LSU Gameday presented by CST featuring Jim Hawthorne and Doug Moreau.
LSU Sunday Night Live!
LSU Sunday Night Live!, a one-hour radio call-in show, is aired live statewide on Sunday evenings from 6-7 p.m. Listen to all shows live or archived on the LSU Sports Radio Network (affiliates) and online in the Geaux Zone.
The Johnny Jones Show
The Johnny Jones Show, a weekly one-hour radio program featuring the head coach, debuts with the first-year men's basketball head coach during the 2012-13 season.
It is designed to give Tigers fans a chance to visit both live and by phone with the LSU head coach.
The show will once again be hosted by "The Voice of the Tigers," Jim Hawthorne, and will be broadcast again this year from TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway, just off the LSU campus.
Fans also have the opportunity to come out and watch the show and ask Coach Jones questions in person.
The Nikki Caldwell Show
The second season of The Nikki Caldwell Show will air on Tuesdays during the regular season from 7-8 p.m. CT on the LSU Sports Radio Network, live from TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway.
"The Voice of the Lady Tigers," Patrick Wright, will serve as the host of the coach's radio show for the 15th-straight season.
The Paul Mainieri Show
Selected LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates will air "The Paul Mainieri Show" each Monday from 7-8 p.m., beginning in March and continuing through late May. The show airs live from TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge.
The show is designed to give Tigers fans a chance to visit both live and by phone with LSU coach Paul Mainieri.
Fans have the opportunity to watch the show live at TJ Ribs and ask Coach Mainieri questions in person. There is also a call-in segment that features questions from listeners on select LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates and online in the Geaux Zone.
Director of Broadcasting
"Voice of the Tigers"
Jim Hawthorne begins his 31st year as the "Voice of the Tigers" and the Anacoco, La., native, has established himself as one of the top play-by-play men in all of collegiate athletics.
A veteran of calling the action for more than 38 years, Hawthorne also handles men's basketball and baseball broadcasts on the LSU Sports Radio Network. He has been at the microphone for both the 2004 and 2008 BCS National Championship games that LSU won. He also called LSU's six national titles in baseball and three Final Four appearances in men's basketball.
As LSU's Director of Broadcasting, Hawthorne is responsible for the broadcast content, personnel and equipment for all network broadcasts on one of the most powerful collegiate radio networks in the nation.
In addition, he hosts the weekly one-hour live call-in radio shows with the football, baseball head coaches, as well as serving as the host for "Inside LSU Baseball."
Hawthorne has done play-by-play from the high school to the professional levels, including Northwestern State, Centenary College, Texas League Baseball and World Football League broadcasts. Hawthorne is married to the former Juanita Carol Thomason, also of Anacoco, and has a son, Joseph William, two daughters, Jaime Lynn and Amanda Ruth, one granddaughter and two grandsons.
Doug Moreau, a former Tiger football great, serves as color analyst for all LSU football games. He returned to the radio booth in 1988 after serving on the TigerVision (pay-per-view) broadcast crew from 1982-87. He worked on Fighting Tiger radio broadcasts from 1972-81 prior to switching to television.
The former LSU All-American was one of the all-time great receivers in Tiger history and still ranks in the top 10 in scoring as a receiver/place kicker for the Tigers from 1963-65. He was a tight end for the Miami Dolphins from 1966-70 and recently retired after a lengthy tenure as the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish.
Gordy Rush, a former LSU football player from 1988-90, begins his second season as a sideline reporter for the LSU Sports Radio Network although he enters his 18th season overall covering LSU football on the radio. The New Orleans native remains strongly involved with LSU by serving as the Vice President of the National L Club, and he also serves as the emcee of the Tiger Athletic Foundation's annual Tiger Tour.
In addition to his duties with LSU, Rush serves as the VP/Market Manager of Guaranty Broadcasting which includes Eagle 98.1, as well as 104.5 ESPN and Talk 107.3. A graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, he is the son of Beth and the late Gordon Rush II of Gretna, La. and has one sister, Lynn. Rush is married to former LSU All-American softball pitcher Ashley Lewis and they have two sons Gordon ("G") L. Rush IV (4) and Jax Michael (1). The couple currently resides in Baton Rouge.