ISP additionally holds the rights to produce, sell and distribute Green Wave television shows, market print advertising in various athletic department publications and on the official athletics department website (www.TulaneGreenWave.com), and handle sales for all advertising signage in university athletic facilities.
2004 Radio Network Affiliates
KDBS-AM 1410: Alexandria
WSKR-AM 1210: Baton Rouge
WBOX-AM 920: Bogalusa
WBOX-FM 92.9: Bogalusa
WTCL-AM 1580: Chattahoochee, FL
WJSH-FM 104.7: Hammond
KROF-AM 960: Lafayette
WTIX-AM 690: New Orleans
KEEL-AM 710: Shreveport
KEZM-AM 1310: Sulphur - Lake Charles
KTIB-AM 640: Thibodaux
KWJM-FM 92.7: West Monroe
In exchange for these rights, the university is guaranteed an annual rights fee while also sharing in additional revenues.
Serving as the flagship radio home of Tulane Football in 2004 will be WTIX-AM (690). With WTIX and affiliate WJSH-FM in Hammond, Green Wave broadcasts can be heard throughout the New Orleans market.
At press time, 11 other stations made up the Tulane ISP Sports Radio Network, including affiliates in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette and Shreveport.
Tulane Football game broadcasts, as well as the Tulane coaches' call-in shows are available live on the internet via the Green Wave's Official Athletics Website at www.TulaneGreenWave.com, and on the telephone thanks to Teamline, at 800-846-4700, team code 0647.
Each week during the football season, fans can talk directly to Head Coach Chris Scelfo on the "Tulane Coaches' Call-In Show," which is broadcast live from Superior Bar and Grill on St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans every Monday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Tulane Football TV Show
The Tulane coaches' television shows, beginning in September with "Tulane Football with Head Coach Chris Scelfo" will once again air on Cox Sports Television in 2004-05, ensuring that a statewide audience will be able to catch the Green Wave highlights on a weekly basis. The show will air Thursday nights (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (8 a.m.) on the cable network with outlets throughout the state.
Markets that carry Cox Sports TV on their cable systems currently include: Abbeville, Franklin/Patterson, Lafayette, New Iberia, Jonesboro, Minden, St. Martinsville, Lake Charles, DeRidder, Alexandria, Bastrop, Bossier City, Natchitoches, Ruston, Crowley, Winnfield, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Reserve.
Tulane's on-air football broadcast team for 2004 consists of play-by-play voice Sean Kelley, returning for his third year as the "Voice of the Green Wave," color analyst and Tulane Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Barrios and sideline reporter Todd Graffagnini.
St. Louis native Kelley, 32, joined the Tulane ISP Radio Network in 2002 after having worked with the Missouri Tiger Radio Network since 1999. Kelley also handles play-by-play duties for all Tulane men's basketball games, while sharing those duties in baseball.
Barrios, the long-time color man for Green Wave football broadcasts, was a three-year letter- winner for the Wave football team from 1969-71 and remains Tulane's all-time leader in yards per catch with his 25.25 average in 1970. A member of the 1970 TU Liberty Bowl champion team, he was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.
A native New Orleanian, Graffagnini graduated from Loyola in 1993 and has called Tulane baseball action for the last 13 seasons.
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., ISP Sports is the exclusive multi-media rights holder for Auburn, the University of Central Florida, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Houston, Marshall, Ohio, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Villanova, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Additionally, ISP is a joint venture partner with Learfield Communications as rights holder for Alabama, Clemson, Miami and South Carolina. The company was founded in 1992 by current CEO and President Ben Sutton.
The general manager of the ISP Sports staff in New Orleans is Derek Morel, former associate director of athletics at St. Bonaventure. Morel also previously served as assistant athletic director at Northwestern State where he coached the golf team for two years. He is a 1992 graduate of LSU and holds a master's degree from Ohio University.
Also on the Tulane ISP staff are assistant general manager Lance Burgos, who came to the Green Wave after working as an intern for ISP Sports at Southern Miss, and marketing assistant Tommy Temple who joined the staff this past spring.