The Northwestern State Athletic Department’s new media agreement with Elite Radio Group stretches past the terrestrial airwaves.
Sixty-five minutes before the Demons return home to face Southeastern Louisiana at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, NSU athletics and Elite Radio Group will produce their newest pregame feature, “Demon Gameday Live,” which can be seen on Facebook Live feeds through 94.9 FM The River, the Natchitoches Parish Journal and Northwestern State Athletics’ Facebook pages.
Demon Gameday Live is a 30-minute program that originates from the recruiting lounge inside the Northwestern State Athletic Fieldhouse. Morning drive time Facebook host Trini Triggs hosts the show, which features various athletics and academic guests from Northwestern State.
The premiere of the broadcast, prior to the Sept. 7 home opener, included interviews with Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio, former NSU quarterback Butch Ballard, current Lady Demon triple jumper and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice-President Brooke Petkovich and head football coach Brad Laird.
This week’s program again includes a visit with Laird, as well as with newly named Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Greg Handel; assistant volleyball coach and former NSU student-athlete Stacey Aldredge; and Jasmyn Steels, the 2018 NCAA Division I indoor long jump champion and outdoor silver medalist, who is now a graduate student while competing in her fourth year of eligibility.
“Demons Gameday Live further extends the social media and digital platform of NSU Athletics and that, in turn, enhances the image of our athletic program and university,” said NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke. “The fact that other areas of the athletic department and university are featured, in addition to the football game, further enhances the appeal and effectiveness of the show.”
Pictured above: Trini Triggs (left) interviews NSU head football coach Brad Laird during the premiere airing of Demon Gameday Live on Sept. 7. Photo Credit: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services