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The Purdue Sports Network, a division of Learfield and Purdue Sports Properties, consists of 23 radio stations. WAZY (96.5 FM) in Lafayette is the flagship station. Games also can be heard on TuneIn.com, via the TuneIn mobile app and on Sirius XM Radio. At home games in Ross-Ade Stadium, the broadcast team calls the action from the John R. DeCamp Radio Booth, named after the longtime voice of the Boilermakers. The pregame show begins one hour prior to kickoff.
2016 Radio Network Affiliates
|Bremen/South Bend||WHPZ||96.9 FM|
|Dowagiac, Mich.||WHPD||92.1 FM|
|Fort Wayne||WKJG||1380 AM|
|Lafayette||WAZY (flagship)||96.5 FM|
|Michigan City||WEFM||95.9 FM|
|Mount Vernon||WRCY||1590 AM|
|South Bend||WHME||103.1 FM|
|Left to right: Kelly Kitchel, Pete Quinn, Tim Newton and Rob Blackman|
Tim Newton is in his seventh season as play-by-play announcer and also serves as host of the "Purdue Football Show." Newton previously filled the role of pregame, halftime and postgame host, as well as producer, from 1995 to 2009. In addition to his football duties, Newton will embark on his 27th season as play-by-play voice of the Purdue women's basketball team with the 2016-17 campaign. A 1981 Purdue graduate, Newton is the director of external relations and communications for the Krannert School of Management. He previously worked for the Purdue News Service and the Purdue Alumni Association, where he was editor of the "Purdue Alumnus" from 1992 to 1999. He served as sports director at WASK radio in Lafayette from 1982 to 1986. Tim and his wife, Susan, have two children, Emily and Aaron.
Pete Quinn is in his 25th season as color commentator. He is a 1981 Purdue graduate, was selected to the Purdue All-Time Football Team in 1987 and was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Quinn started four years at center for the Boilermakers from 1977 to 1980 and was team captain his junior and senior seasons. Quinn is executive vice president of corporate advisory for Colliers International in Indianapolis. He has worked with several charitable organizations, including St. Mary's Child Center, Educational CHOICE charitable trust, Hoosier Oncology Group and Catholic Youth Organization. He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Warehousing Education Research Council, International Warehouse Logistics Association and Industrial Asset Management Council. In 2013, Quinn co-founded the Boilermaker Business Exchange of Indianapolis and currently serves as the organization's chairman. Pete and his wife, Susan, have three children: Peter, Kristen and Hannah.
Rob Blackman is in his seventh season as pregame/halftime/postgame anchor as well as producer following three seasons as sideline reporter and three seasons as co-host of "Boilermaker Sports Wrap." During the men's basketball season, Blackman serves as pregame/halftime/postgame anchor for home games and color commentator for road contests on the Purdue Sports Network. In the spring, he does radio play-by-play for Boilermaker baseball and softball. Blackman also has done baseball, soccer and softball play-by-play for the BTN. In addition, Blackman can be seen on the Indiana High School Athletic Association television network covering the football, basketball and baseball state finals. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Evansville, where he earned his degree in telecommunications and was a four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver on the football team. Rob and his wife, Stephanie, have two children, Evan and Lily.
Kelly Kitchel is in his seventh season as sideline reporter. He was an offensive guard for Purdue from 1998 to 2002 and a member of five bowl teams: 1998 Alamo, 2000 Outback, 2001 Rose, 2001 Sun and 2002 Sun. Kitchel majored in organizational leadership and supervision. He works as a risk manager/commercial insurance agent for Henriott Group, primarily insuring public schools, contractors and farms. Kitchel has been a varsity assistant football coach at West Lafayette High School since 2012 after previous stints at Lafayette Jefferson High School (2003-05 and 2007-09) and Wabash College (2006). He also serves as president of the National Football Foundation Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana. Kelly and his wife, Brooke, have four children: twins Cooper and Carson, Cade and Kerrigan. For sideline updates throughout every game, follow "Kitch" on Twitter @kelly_kitchel.
Scott Fenstermaker is in his fourth season as engineer of the broadcasts. Tom Mauch serves as spotter and Alan Karpick as statistician.
Purdue Football Show: The "Purdue Football Show" - hosted by Tim Newton - airs every Thursday from Sept. 1 through Nov. 24, with the exception of Sept. 15. The final show of the season will be Wednesday, Nov. 23, as Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 24. The show, which originates from Stacked Pickle (located at 516 Northwestern Ave. in West Lafayette), is broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. ET on the Purdue Sports Network, TuneIn.com and via the TuneIn mobile app. Call-in questions are taken at 888.246.2678 during the broadcast window.