The Panthers come into the fall with a new classification (Blanco is 3A now), a new district, and a new way to listen to Blanco Panther football games.
KDRP, a radio station out of Bee Cave, Texas, approached Dr. Ford, the school board, and Athletic Director Danny Rogers this summer about the possibility of broadcasting the games on a few of their satellite stations. After gaining the approval of the necessary people, it was a go.
The games will be broadcast on 88.9 FM – a signal out of Johnson City – that can be heard well on the north/east side of town, and on 99.1 FM – a signal out of Fredericksburg – that can be heard well on the west/south side of town. You will also be able to hear the games at Blancoradio.com, and through a smart phone using the “tune-in” app.
Sam Isenberg, a 2013 graduate of Blanco High School who currently attends Texas State University where he studies Mass Communication, and Tucker Morrow, the area Young Life Director, will broadcast the games. The broadcast will include a pregame show, the band’s halftime performance, a postgame show, as well as updates on the Panther volleyball games and other area football games.
This is an exciting year for Panther Football; the team comes into the year ranked 16th in the state according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine and will be led by a class of 16 seniors. The offense returns the entire backfield and has a few very strong anchors on the offensive line. The defense returns its leading tackler and key parts of the secondary and defensive line.
All ten regular season games will be broadcast on the airways. The last scrimmage on Thursday, August 21 can be heard online only. The team opens the regular season August 29 at home against the Canyon Lake Hawks.
To learn more about the broadcasts, like the page on Facebook by searching Blanco Radio or go to Blancoradio.com.