Charter Communications to broadcast BSU hockey state-wide
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Beginning Dec. 9, five of BSU’s final 11 home games will be available state-wide

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Charter Communications announced plans to distribute five of Bemidji State University’s final 11 home men’s ice hockey contests to a statewide audience on its College Hockey Weekend broadcasting package. College Hockey Weekend also includes a selection of home games for the St. Cloud State Huskies and Minnesota State Mavericks, other NCAA Division I programs in the state of Minnesota with local television broadcasting partnerships with Charter Communications.

Each BSU home men’s hockey contest is carried live on Charter Cable systems in the Bemidji area.

Bemidji State University is in its third year of a comprehensive television agreement with Charter Communications which has allowed for the loca broadcast of more than 100 BSU home events over the last two-plus years. Since the start of the 2002-03 season, the broadcasting package has allowed subscribers of Charter Communications cable systems enjoy the excitement of BSU football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey and volleyball from the comfort of their homes.

Through Charter’s partnerships with St. Cloud State and Minnesota State, Charter customers in those areas will have access to five Bemidji State home games, and customers in the Bemidji area will have access to a selection of games from those programs as well.

A complete College Hockey Weekend schedule is included.

Charter Communications, A Wired World Company™, is the nation’s third-largest broadband communications company. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital Cable® and high-speed Internet access via Charter Pipeline®. Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks® brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.

Bemidji State is off this weekend, taking an 8-2-0 overall record and a 3-1-0 mark in College Hockey America play into the team’s third bye in the last six weeks. BSU returns to action Friday, Dec. 2, for its first home contest in 47 days when it opens a two-game CHA series against Niagara. Opening faceoffs are set for 7:35 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 7:05 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Charter Communications College Hockey Weekend

Nov. 25-26, 2005

St. Cloud State vs Brown

7:07 / 7:07 p.m.

Dec. 2-3, 2005

Minnesota State vs Minn.-Duluth

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Dec. 9-10, 2005

BEMIDJI STATE vs Lake Superior State

7:35 / 7:05 p.m.

Dec. 16, 2005

BEMIDJI STATE vs North Dakota

7:35 p.m.

Dec. 17, 2005

St. Cloud State vs Robert Morris

7:07 p.m.

Jan. 13-14, 2006

Minnesota State vs Alaska-Anchorage

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Jan. 20-21, 2006

St. Cloud State vs Minn.-Duluth

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 3-4, 2006

Minnesota State vs Michigan Tech

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 10-11, 2006

St. Cloud State vs Colorado Colleg

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 17-18, 2006

Minnesota State vs St. Cloud State

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 24-25, 2006

Minnesota State vs Wisconsin

7:37 / 7:07 p.m.

March 3-4, 2006

BEMIDJI STATE vs Ala.-Huntsville

7:35 / 7:05 p.m.

KKBJ TalkRadio AM 1360 to have officials mic’d for Dec. 16 contest against North Dakota
The flagship radio home of Bemidji State University athletics, KKBJ TalkRadio AM 1360, announced this week it will for the first time make use of a microphone to follow the conversations of referee Randy Schmidt during its radio broadcast of BSU’s home contest against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux on Dec. 16, 2005. Fans will be able to hear conversations between the referees and the players, referees and the coaches and the referee’s conversations amongst themselves, all while the game is going on during the live play-by-play.

KKBJ’s audio experiment has received the approval of College Hockey of America Supervisor of Officials Greg Shepherd.

“This will give fans access to the game like they’ve never had before,” Brian Schultz, KKBJ sports director and Voice of the Beavers said. “They will get closer to the ice through their radios.”

KKBJ Radio is part of R.P. Broadcasting, a privately-owned group of radio stations located in Bemidji.
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