University of Hawai‘i football has a new home this fall. Rooster Country 99.9 announced on Thursday that it obtained the rights to air the entire 2011 Warrior football season.
Anthony DeFazio, general manager of Rooster Country’s parent company, H. Hawai‘i Media, said this will be the first time in several years that UH games will be available on Kaua‘i.
“There’s been nowhere to listen,” DeFazio said. “The only way to get them was on pay-per-view at home or at a local tavern other than ESPN showing the occasional game.”
DeFazio said the feed will be taken from ESPN Radio out of Honolulu and broadcast by the University of Hawai‘i radio network.
The idea of airing University of Hawai‘i games on Kaua‘i is something that DeFazio said he’s thought about since coming to the island about a year ago.
“After we started broadcasting high school football games everyone over here said it would be great if we started doing UH games,” he said. “I met with Hawai‘i coach (Greg) McMackin and a few boosters and that got the ball rolling then a few weeks later boom! We got the rights.”
Rooster Country has the rights to Warrior games for one season and has the option of picking up UH basketball games later in the year.
The Warrior football season begins Sept. 3 against the University of Colorado.