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Published: August 03, 2014, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 20, 2014, 03:24 PM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

The LSU Sports Radio Network, a division of LSU Sports Properties, brings Tiger football to LSU fans and alumni around the world. With four 50,000-watt affiliates, three 100,000-watt FM stations and two clear-signal 50,000 watt AM stations, LSU Fighting Tiger Football is distributed by satellite throughout the South. The LSU Sports Radio Network is anchored by flagship WDGL Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge.

The LSU Sports Radio Network is one of the most progressive college radio networks in the country, utilizing an in-house radio studio to originate more than 250 live broadcasts of LSU football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball annually.

Eagle 98.1 is also the home of men's basketball and baseball. WYPY Talk 107.3 FM serves as a flagship station for women's basketball with 104.5/104.9 ESPN as the home of softball.

In addition to live games, network programming includes a weekly live coaches' shows for football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball.

The Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net

The Geaux Zone, the subscription-based online streaming service of LSUsports.net, provides live audio and on-demand video highlights of all football games. Live video of press conferences, behind-the-scenes action, and coaches' radio and television shows are also available to members. All audio steams can also be accessed on smartphones and tablets through LSUsports Mobile Applications (in-app upgrade required). Join today.

The Les Miles Show

The Les Miles Show presented by Capital One Bank, a one-hour radio program held Wednesdays during football season at 7 p.m. CT, returns for the 2014 season on Aug. 20.

“The Voice of the Tigers” Jim Hawthorne plays host to the show which features the 10th-year head coach of the Tigers. Fans have the opportunity to watch the show live at TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway and ask coach Miles questions on the air.

To speak with the head coach on the show, call (800) 315-8255. The Les Miles Show airs on select LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates (affiliates) and online in the Geaux Zone at LSUsports.net/live.

Tiger One

Tiger One, a mobile radio studio and hospitality center for LSU fans and corporate partners, originates the LSU Sports Radio Network's “LSU GameDay presented by CST” pregame show at home games throughout the 2014 season.

Located between the Maravich Center and Tiger Stadium, Zatarain's Tiger One Village has become a hub for Tiger fans for 10 seasons. Prior to entering Tiger Stadium, fans are invited to watch a free concert, the football team's walk down Victory Hill and the first hour of the pregame broadcast featuring Jim Hawthorne and Doug Moreau.

LSU Sunday Night Live!

LSU Sunday Night Live!, a one-hour radio call-in show, is aired on Sunday at 6 p.m. CT from Aug. 31 through Dec. 7, 2014. The one-hour show airs on select LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates (affiliates) and online in the Geaux Zone at LSUsports.net/live.

The Johnny Jones Show

The Johnny Jones Show, a weekly one-hour radio program featuring the head coach, debuts with the third-year men's basketball head coach during the 2014-15 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 former Tiger Ricky Blanton, 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.

There is also a call-in segment that features questions from listeners on the LSU Sports Radio Network (affiliates) and online in the Geaux Zone.

The Nikki Caldwell Show

The fourth 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 show can be heard in the Baton Rouge area on 107.3 FM, on select LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates and online in the Geaux Zone.

"The Voice of the Lady Tigers," Patrick Wright, will serve as the host of the coach's radio show for the 17th-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.

Jim Hawthorne
Director of Broadcasting
"Voice of the Tigers"

Jim Hawthorne begins his 32nd 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 40 years, Hawthorne also handles men's basketball and baseball broadcasts on the LSU Sports Radio Network. He has been at the microphone for LSU's 2003 and 2007 BCS National Championships, along with 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.

Hawthorne also plays host to weekly, one-hour live call-in shows with the football and baseball head coaches, as well as serving as the host for “Inside LSU Baseball.”

Hawthorne has done play-by-play from high school to professional levels, including Northwestern State, Centenary College, Texas League Baseball and World Football League. 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, two granddaughters, two grandsons and one great granddaughter. 

Doug Moreau
Analyst

Doug Moreau, a former Tiger football great, serves as color analyst for LSU football games. Moreau began his radio career with LSU by calling games from 1972-81. He served on the TigerVision (pay-per-view) television broadcast crew from 1982-87 then returned to the radio booth in 1988.

The LSU All-American is one of the school's all-time great scorers as a receiver and placekicker for the Tigers from 1963-65. Following his collegiate career, he was a tight end for the Miami Dolphins from 1966-70 before completing his law degree in 1973. He then worked as an assistant district attorney and judge from 1974-90, and served as East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney from 1991-2009.

Gordy Rush
Sideline Reporter

Gordy Rush, an LSU football player from 1988-90, begins his fourth season as a sideline reporter for the LSU Sports Radio Network and his 20th season covering LSU football on the radio. The New Orleans native is strongly involved with his alma mater, currently serving as emcee of the Tiger Athletic Foundation's annual Tiger Tour, as a member of the TAF Executive Board since 2012, and as Vice President of the National L Club from 2010-13.

In addition to his duties with LSU, Rush is the VP/Market Manager of Guaranty Broadcasting which includes LSU flagship Eagle 98.1, 104.5/104.9 ESPN and Talk 107.3. A graduate of Jesuit High School, he is the son of Beth and the late Gordon Rush II. Rush is married to former LSU All-America softball pitcher Ashley Lewis and has two sons, Gordon “G” L. Rush IV (6) and Jax Michael (3), and a daughter, Jordyn Jean (1).

 

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