SDSU Completes Football Radio Broadcast Team
Aug 16, 2013
SAN DIEGO - After switching its radio affiliation to The Mighty 1090 and its sister BCA stations earlier in the spring, San Diego State announced Friday that it has filled its football broadcast lineup for the 2013 season. Joining veteran play-by-play announcer Ted Leitner in the booth as color analyst is former Aztec star linebacker Kirk Morrison, while Jeff Lasky assumes the role of sideline reporter. In addition, Ted Mendenhall will serve as host for the pregame, halftime and postgame shows.
Morrison was a four-year letterwinner at SDSU, earning All-America honors in 2003 and 2004. He was named the Mountain West defensive player of the year in 2003 and was the co-recipient of the award the following season. Morrison, who left Montezuma Mesa as the school's second all-time leading tackler, was a third-round selection of Oakland in the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with the Raiders before playing the 2010 campaign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed by a two-year stint with the Buffalo Bills. During his eight years in the professional ranks, Morrison amassed 566 tackles, seven interceptions and five fumble recoveries.
Lasky, who is in his second year at The Mighty 1090, also covers the San Diego Padres for FoxSports San Diego as a feature producer and reporter to go along with his duties as associate news producer at KGTV Channel 10. In addition, he has broadcasted high school sports, worked on Padres pregame and postgame shows and provided updates as a studio anchor. Before his arrival in San Diego, Lasky served as play-by-play announcer for Montana State football and basketball contests for five years and also called minor league baseball games.
Mendenhall, meanwhile, has worked at The Mighty 1090 in a variety of roles since 2004, including his current stint as producer for Coach John Kentera's show, as well as play-by-play duties for the station's high school football and basketball broadcasts. He has also served as host for The Mighty 1090's College Football Gameday show and worked as a pregame and postgame host for the Padres.
SDSU opens the 2013 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 31, against Eastern Illinois at Qualcomm Stadium. The contest is slated to kick off at 5 p.m. PT and will be followed by the annual KGB SkyShow.
2013 SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL RADIO SCHEDULE
Sat. Aug. 31 Eastern Illinois (The Walrus 105.7 FM only)
Home games in bold