KNWA Hires New Razorback Nation Team Member
Source: KNWA Press Release KNWA-TV today announced the next wave in its coverage commitment to The Razorback Nation. Marty Houston will be joining the largest sports staff in the state offering game analysis and a unique perspective of the team behind the scenes. “Marty’s years of following the Hogs and his popularity on the television show, “The Huddle” makes him a valuable information source for Razorback Athletics. Marty is deeply entrenched into the past, present, and future of The Razorback Athletic program. He’s a true walking Razorback encyclopedia”, commented Blake Russell, KNWA-TV Vice President and General Manager.
Marty will be at all home and away games as well as appearing on the Pig Trail Preview at 10:20pm on Friday nights as well as on The Pig Trail, Sunday at 5:30pm. “The Pig Trail” is a weekly 30 minute comprehensive wrap up show on Sunday evenings.” It usually airs at 10:30pm on Sunday nights, however with NBC’s Sunday Night NFL football, the show has been moved to Sunday at 5:30pm so the hog fan can enjoy a special “Hog Call” before the NFL kickoff.
“Over this past year I have gotten to know the staff working on The Razorback Nation and have come to appreciate and respect the dedication to developing the Razorback brand on KNWA.” said Marty Houston. “I am grateful and looking forward to the opportunity to work with them during what promises to be an exciting football season for the Hogs.”
In September 2005, KNWA became the First and Only broadcast outlet to commit a sports department to cover the Razorbacks 100% of the time. “It’s interesting, when we started The Razorback Nation franchise, we slowly began to see our competitors increase their involvement little by little. Now, if you look across the state, many television stations are trying to get into the game, however the 3 year track record and resource commitment we have is the best in the state”, said Mr. Russe.