SAN ANTONIO COMMANDERS ANNOUNCE ESPN SAN ANTONIO 1250 AM/94.5 FM AS OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER
All Commanders Games Will Be Aired Live In San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – JANUARY 7, 2019 – The Alliance of American Football’s San Antonio Commanders have announced ESPN San Antonio 1250 AM/94.5 FM KZDC as their official radio partner. The agreement allows every Commanders game to be heard over the airwaves in San Antonio and at ESPNSA.com.
ESPN San Antonio’s The Blitz co-host Jason Minnix will serve as the play-by-play voice of the Commanders.
All 10 San Antonio Commanders regular season games and potential postseason games will air on ESPNSA 1250 AM / 94.5 FM. Each home game will be preceded by a two-hour pregame show broadcast live from the Alamodome’s H-E-B Plaza, while road contests will have a 30-minute pregame show. Both home and road games will be followed by a half-hour postgame show, featuring head coach Mike Riley and Commanders’ players.
ESPN San Antonio is proud to join with the Commanders and The Alliance of American Football in it’s inaugural season. As the official radio partner, ESPN San Antonio is eager to play a vital role in the partnership between the Commanders’ players, fans and sponsors.
In addition to game broadcasts, pregame and postgame shows, the partnership includes a weekly show featuring Commanders’ head coach Mike Riley.
“This is a great partnership with ESPNSA 1250 AM / 94.5 FM as it allows our fans to connect to our games no matter where they are,” said San Antonio Team President Vic Gregovits. “Securing a dedicated home for the Commanders on the airwaves was a key point for us and this partnership delivers on that goal.”
“We believe The Alliance’s leadership and focus on exceptional football combined with its commitment to a personal and interactive relationship with it’s fans aligns perfectly with our mission to provide exceptional local quality content. This is going to be fun,” said ESPN San Antonio Program Director Rob Thompson.
Jason Minnix – Play-By-Play Announcer
Jason Minnix has been a San Antonio radio voice for more than twenty years, the last 11 as an afternoon drive talk show host on ESPN San Antonio.Minnix is an experienced play by play announcer having called high school football on radio and television since 1997. Minnix has also done play by play for the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League, Incarnate Word football in 2011 and UTSA basketball on radio and television. He has covered the San Antonio Spurs on a regular basis since the year Tim Duncan was drafted. Minnix has also covered all of the biggest, major sports events in San Antonio over the two decades. In addition, he has covered the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Longhorns, and Aggies, as well as major sporting events including Super Bowls, NBA All Star games, MLB All Star Games and NCAA Final Fours. Minnix was named “2017 Best of” in the radio personality category by the San Antonio Current and twice been awarded the San Antonio Express News Readers Choice Award for best local radio personality/team.
About The Alliance of American Football
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is a dynamic professional football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance will feature eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule in the spring beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.
The eight cities, stadiums and head coaches are as follows:
Orlando Apollos / Spectrum Stadium / Steve Spurrier
Atlanta Legends / Georgia State Stadium / Brad Childress
Memphis Express / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium / Mike Singletary
Salt Lake Stallions / Rice-Eccles Stadium / Dennis Erickson
Arizona Hotshots / Sun Devil Stadium / Rick Neuheisel
San Diego Fleet / San Diego County Credit Union Stadium / Mike Martz
Birmingham Iron / Legion Field Stadium / Tim Lewis
San Antonio Commanders / Alamodome / Mike Riley
Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance will provide players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.
About The San Antonio Commanders
A member of The Alliance of American Football, the San Antonio Commanders have an experienced professional coaching and front office staff led by head coach Mike Riley, general manager Daryl Johnston and team president Vic Gregovits. The Commanders compete in The Alliance of American Football with the Atlanta Legends, Arizona Hotshots, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions and San Diego Fleet. The Commanders team name draws inspiration from San Antonio’s Military City, USA nickname. From Bowie to Travis to the 39,000-plus who graduate each year from military training at Joint Base San Antonio, Commanders have called San Antonio home for more than 300 years. The Commanders take their first snap on February 9 against the San Diego Fleet with home games being played at the Alamodome. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 at sanantoniocommanders.com. For more information on the Commanders, visit the team’s website and be sure to follow the Commanders on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.