Casey Hogan was named the “official voice of Tarleton athletics” Monday, as Tarleton Athletics Director Lonn Reisman announced the renewal of the school’s broadcast partnership with Mandatory FM 107.9.
The station’s coverage of Tarleton sports resumes with football this fall, with Hogan doing play-by-play. This will be the third year Mandatory FM will cover Tarleton sports.
“They are committed to making our broadcasts as professional as possible,” Reisman said. He added that he is excited about Hogan’s new role with the station.
“(Hogan) is committed to Tarleton State University,” Reisman said. “He loves this institution, (and) he loves the city of Stephenville.”
Hogan, a former student body president at Tarleton who plans to graduate in December, said it was both “a dream” and “an honor” to combine two of his greatest passions, sports broadcasting and Tarleton.
“It’s going to be a great year,” Hogan said.
Hogan did color commentary for the station during football games last season, and did play-by-play for women’s basketball. He is scheduled to do play-by-play for men’s basketball this season.
The station is investing in new technology to improve broadcasts, Hogan said, while he will continue to do his “best to bring the game to life” for listeners.
“We’re going to be the most prepared broadcast team in the Lone Star Conference and Division II,” Hogan said.
Reisman said Hogan was a good fit because of “the excitement he brings to the radio.” He has “tremendous loyalty” to the university, but also presents “an honest picture” to the audience, Reisman said.
John Hollinger, the station’s owner and general manager, said he was “very excited about the opportunity to continue the longstanding relationship with Tarleton athletics,” noting that he has been associated with the school as a broadcaster since the early 1990s.
“We look forward to a very successful year,” he said.