EMPORIA, KAN. (September 14, 2007)--With a presale of over 3,000 and
less than 100 reserved tickets remaining the excitement level for
Emporia State*s football home opener is at a fever pitch. Those fans
that are not able to attend the game in person do not have to be left
out of the action. ESU and their media partners, KFFX-FM and The
Emporia Gazette, and the MIAA have teamed up to give extensive
multi-media coverage of Hornet football this year.

This will be the 20th season the Hornets have been broadcast on KFFX,
Mix 104.9FM. Greg Rahe and Chuck Samples will provide play by play and
commentary from the booth with Ron Thomas on the sidelines. All ESU
Athletic events that are aired over the radio waves will also be
available on-line at The audio portion of the
Hornet football games will then be replayed on the web Monday*s at 7
p.m. from Both the live and archived audio webcasts are free.

The ESU Department of Technology and Computing Services, in partnership
with the MIAA and Penn Atlantic, will produce video webcasts of all
Hornet home games at This is a pay per view service and
will cost $5.95 per broadcast. The three camera feed for this
weekend*s game will be provided by TCS with the audio coming from
Mix 104.9FM. The video feed will then be rebroadcast on Emporia Cable
Channel 8 on Monday at 4 p.m.

This year ESU*s Athletic Media Relations will be providing live stats
on the Hornet web site at courtesy of The
Emporia Gazette. With this feature, fans will be able to keep up with
all the statistical action of Hornet football as it happens, live on the
internet. Look for the live stats link on the ESU web site.

Fans that are not close to a radio or computer with internet access can
also get text message updates sent to their cell phone with The Emporia
Gazette News Alerts. Go to The Emporia Gazette web site at and click on News Alerts to sign up for this
free service. Updates will be sent after each score as well as a final
score at the end of the game.

With the cooperation of Emporia*s Radio Station*s, Inc., The
Emporia Gazette, the MIAA, Penn Atlantic, and TCS at ESU, Hornet
Athletics will be available to more people than ever before.

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