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Mark Liptak

ISU Women's Basketball & Basketball play-by-play

Mark Liptak returns for his seventh season in this stint as the play-by-play announcer for the Idaho State women's basketball team; he's called every game since Head Coach Seton Sobolewski began his career at ISU. Liptak previously did a select number of Bengal home games from 1995-2000. Liptak has spent over 30 years in the sports media business. He has worked for many different radio stations in various capacities including disc jockey, board operator and play-by-play announcer in Kentucky, Louisiana and Idaho.

Liptak has served as a play-by-play announcer for basketball, football and volleyball.

He was the play-by-play announcer for the University of Kentucky's football and basketball program via the campus station WBKY while in college. In addition to calling for the Idaho State women's basketball team, Liptak has covered high school basketball for West Monroe in Louisiana, Highland and Century girls basketball in Idaho as well as Century boys basketball in Pocatello. He has also performed play-by-play for high school football's Clark County in Kentucky and Century in Pocatello. For volleyball, Liptak has called for Idaho State and Highland High School's programs.

He has spent 15 years in sports television working for WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky, KNOE of Monroe, Louisiana and KPVI of Pocatello, Idaho. Liptak has also worked for many different newspapers both as a full-time employee and as a free-lance reporter including the Kentucky Kernel, the Idaho State Journal, the Blackfoot Morning News, the Twin Falls Times-News, the Sacramento Bee and the Arizona Republic.

Currently, he also serves as the studio host for the ISU football radio network where Liptak gives score updates though-out the game, as well as pregame/halftime/feature interviews. He spends his time serving as a reporter covering ISU athletics for the Twin Falls Times-News while continuing to serve as the senior writer and historical contributor for White Sox Interactive.com.

Among his career highlights are having covered two Kentucky Derby's, Super Bowl XX matching the Bears vs. the Patriots in 1986, the 1989 women's NCAA Final Four and having worked for CBS-TV as part of their coverage of the NCAA men's basketball West Regional coverage in Boise in 2001.

Liptak was born and raised in Chicago. He is married to Zoe. He has a son, Mason, and grandson, Kason. He attended Brother Rice high school in Chicago and the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he majored in telecommunications.

Schedule

11/1/2014 - 2 p.m. Western New Mexico, Pocatello,ID

11/16/2014 - 2 p.m. Washington State, Pullman, WA

11/18/2014 - 7 p.m. Gonzaga University, Spokane,WA

11/24/2014 - 7 p.m. Northwest Nazarene, Pocatello,ID

11/26-30/2014 - TBA San Juan Shootout, San Juan,PR

12/4/2014 - 7 p.m. Boise State University, Pocatello, ID

12/6/2014 - 2 p.m. Drake, Pocatello,ID

12/10/2014 - 7 p.m. Utah, Salk Lake City, UT

12/13/2014 - 2 p.m. Utah Valley, Pocatello,ID

12/21/2014 - 2 p.m. Seattle University, Seattle, WA

12/29/2014 - 7 p.m. College of Idaho, Pocatello, ID

1/1/2015 - 7 p.m. Idaho, Pocatello,ID

1/3/2015 - 2 p.m. Eastern Washington, Pocatello, ID

1/8/2015 - 7 p.m. Montana State, Bozeman, MT

1/10/2015 - 2 p.m. Montana, Missoula,MT

1/15/2015 - 7 p.m. Southern Utah, Pocatello, ID

1/17/2015 - 2 p.m. Northern Arizona, Pocatello,ID

1/22/2015 - 8 p.m. Sacramento State, Sacramento, CA

1/24/2015 - 8 p.m. Portland State, Portland,OR

1/29/2015 - 7 p.m. Northern Colorado, Pocatello,ID

1/31/2015 - 2 p.m. North Dakota, Pocatello,ID

2/7/2015 - 2 p.m. Weber State, Ogden, UT

2/12/2015 - 6:30 p.m. Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

2/14/2015 - 2 p.m. Southern Utah, Cedar City, UT

2/19/2015 - 7 p.m. Montana, Pocatello,ID

2/21/2015 - 2 p.m. Montana State, Pocatello,ID

2/28/2015 - 2 p.m. Weber State, Pocatello,ID

3/5/2015 - 7 p.m. Eastern Washington, Cheney, WA

3/7/2015 - 3 p.m. Idaho, Moscow, ID

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Hanson Supply1 Case Baywest Bathroom Tissue (96-500's)Pocatello$80.00None
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KISU-FM RadioISU Bengal ClockPocatello$40.00None
KISU-FM RadioISU Christmas ball ornamentPocatello$15.00None
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Perkin's Restaurant$10.00 certificatePocatello$20.00None
Pocatello Powersports$25.00 gift cardPocatello$40.00None
Ramada InnOne Room NightPocatello$75.00None
Sandpiper RestaurantPunch cards (Save $132)Pocatello$175.00None
Stinker Stores$5.00 gift cardAny location$15.00 None
Sutton Family DentistryBleach Trays & BleachPocatello$325.00None
Sutton Family DentistryCleaning/Exam/X-RaysPocatello$395.00None
Todd's AutomotiveLube, Oil & Filter ChangePocatello$45.00None

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KISU-FM Studio

Our Staff

Jerry

The "Boss"

Jerry has been the General Manager of KISU radio since Thanksgiving of 1999. He is a native of southeast Idaho and cut his public radio teeth when he was an intern to Bruce Christensen at BYU. Christensen later went on to become the President and CEO of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

His career includes over 23 years in commercial radio, nine of those as news director for KLCE (Classy 97 in east Idaho), and four years at KSL Radio in Salt Lake City, Utah. With experience broadcasting games for the Utah Jazz of the NBA and numerous high schools and universities, he was named the Idaho Sportscaster of the Year in 1985. Jerry is entering his 15th year as the voice of ISU men's basketball and football, and he also was the voice of ISU women's basketball for seven seasons. He has also won numerous awards for his work as a news and sports reporter.

Jerry says the best thing about being at KISU is the opportunity to work with some great students. Under Miller's direction, KISU increased its broadcast power from 410 watts to 4500 watts, a task that took over three years to complete, and in 2008 expanded its coverage into the Idaho Falls market with the purchase of a radio translator there, broadcasting KISU's signal at 91.3. He says he will continue to work to make KISU-FM one of the most effective tools Idaho State University has in its role of serving not only eastern Idaho, but the entire state.

Contact Information:
Jerry Miller
Director of Student Media
KISU FM General Manager
208-282-3691
milljerr@isu.edu

Dave Molitor

Dave

Student Media Development & Sales Coordinator

Started at KISU-FM in October 2009 taking over the underwriting sales for the station after being in the commercial radio field for over 23 years with KSEI and KMGI radio based out of Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

In addition to being the Sales Coordinator for KISU, Dave is also responsible for handling day to day log operations; fundraising development; consulting with ISU web administrator on updates with the station website; working with the sales staff of The Bengal Newspaper; plus monitoring and logging of all federal EAS alerts.

Contact Information:
Dave Molitor
Student Media Development and Sales Coordinator
208-282-5939
molidavi@isu.edu


McKenzie

Announcer & Board Operator
Public Service Director

McKenzie is an Idaho native.


Jamon

Announcer & Board Operator
Program Director
Interviews

I'd love to hear your thoughts about our programming at kisu91@gmail.com


Levi ("Montana")

Announcer & Board Operator
Host of Beat City Radio
Production Director
Music Director

You can email me at beatcityradio@gmail.com


Tami

Public File Coordinator,
Host of The Sounds of ISU


Shaela

Announcer & Board Operator
Host of Morning Edition... All Things Considered
News & Interviews

Station Profile

Eastern Idaho'’s Ear to the World

On June 4, 1999, KISU-FM radio signed on the air for the first time with a tiny broadcast power of just 450 watts, barely making a ripple in the east Idaho radio world. Today with transmitters in both Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Rexburg, KISU broadcasts to a potential audience of almost 200,000 residents and an ever-growing number of public radio fans. KISU consistently has more listeners than many commercial stations in the market. KISU is also well-known for promoting local cultural and public affairs events through partnerships with Idaho State University, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, the Idaho Falls Arts Council, the City Club of Idaho Falls and other similar organizations.

On that day in June of 1999, all of KISU's programs came from outside sources like National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), along with many other independent program producers. In other words, there was no local programming on KISU at that time. Today KISU provides not only the best of traditional public radio programming, but also produces between 20-to-30 hours of local radio programming every week covering news, public affairs, and a wide range of eclectic musical genres. Also meeting the needs of Idaho State University students, who provide a major portion of funding for the station, along with about 15% of KISU's funding coming from local businesses and organizations, KISU also broadcasts live ISU women's soccer, volleyball and basketball events throughout the school year. Our 14,000+ weekly listeners are successful and well-educated, and their attitudes toward businesses and organizations which support the station they love are very favorable.

KISU-FM is a dynamic, program-driven format of national, regional and local shows lending itself to listeners staying tuned in for long periods of time. Loyal listeners mean great potential customers. Long standing public radio news and information standards like Morning Edition; On Point; Talk of the Nation; All Things Considered and Car Talk are joined by entertainment excellence with the World Café; Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me and the Prairie Home Companion. Visit KISU.org online for the entire lineup.

News, Information, Entertainment... Welcome to KISU-FM.

Board Of Directors

State Board of Education

Audited Financial Statement

KISU Financials FY13

Copies of Financial Reports

To obtain a copy of KISU-FM radio's financial report, please email station manager Jerry Miller at milljerry@isu.edu

990 or Equivalent

Workforce by Name Payroll Summary

Local Content and Services Report

Local Content and Services Report FY2013

Diversity Policy and Statements

Diversity Policy and Statements 2014

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

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