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West Coast Conference Launches Internet Sports Talk Radio Show

Sept. 3, 2009

San Bruno, CA - The West Coast Conference today announced today that it is launching a 60-minute internet-based sports talk radio show called "WCC Live" with the pilot episode to be broadcast on Tuesday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The show can be accessed by visiting wccsports.com or blogtalkradio.com/wccsports.

The show, which will hosted by veteran radio announcer Jeff Lampe, will feature interviews with coaches and players from a wide range of WCC sports as well as special guests throughout the year. In addition, fans will be able to participate by dialing in to ask questions of the guests by calling 646-378-1311, submitting questions via a live chat feature or by emailing questions to WCCLive@ymail.com.

"This is a great way for our fans to become more involved with the teams and schools they follow on a regular basis," said Jamie Zaninovich, Commissioner of the West Coast Conference. "It also will help us continue our efforts to build a fan base coast-to-coast, as anyone regardless of where they are located will be able to dial into the show and interact with West Coast Conference student-athletes and coaches."

The first episode of "WCC Live" will be September 8 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The show will cover the start of the 2009 WCC Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country seasons.

The guest lineup for the first show will include Portland women's soccer coach Garrett Smith (2008 WCC Coach of the Year), Portland men's cross country coach Rob Conner, San Diego women's volleyball head coach Jennifer Petrie (2008 WCC Coach of the Year), Loyola Marymount cross country coach Scott Guerrero (2008 WCC Coach of the Year), and San Francisco men's soccer coach Eric Visser (2008 WCC Coach of the Year). Listeners can stream the audio live over the internet from the West Coast Conference web site at www.wccsports.com and www.blogtalkradio.com/wccsports or by calling in to the listener line at 646-378-1311 and every episode will be archived on the WCC's podcentral page.

Lampe brings a familiar voice to WCC fans as he has spent the last seven seasons as the play-by-play voice for Loyola Marymount men's basketball. He brings over 15 years of experience in broadcasting and has announced for NCAA hockey, water polo, and rugby, as covering high school football and the NBA Summer Pro League in Long Beach.

About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's rowing, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.