Violette New Analyst For Gonzaga Basketball Radio Network

            SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball radio network will have a few new looks for the upcoming season.

            There will be a new analyst joining Tom Hudson courtside for all home and away games on the network as former Bulldog Cory Violette moves in alongside Hudson who is entering his 12th season behind the microphone as the voice of the Bulldogs.

            Violette replaces another former Zag, Matt Santangelo, who was unable to continue as the analyst because of work responsibilities.

            The Bulldogs also welcome KIXI-AM 880 in Seattle to the network, joining flagship station1510 KGA CBS Sports Radio in Spokane, 101.1 KEYF-FM in Spokane, ESPN 1490 in Walla Walla, Wash., KMAS 1030 in Shelton, Wash., KKRT 900 in Wenatchee, Wash., KFOE 1240 In St. Maries, Idaho, and KWIQ 1020 in Moses Lake, Wash.

            “We are excited about Cory joining the broadcasts,” Gonzaga’s IMG College general manager Mark Livingston said. “We’d also like to welcome KIXI to what we believe is an outstanding line-up of stations on the Gonzaga radio network to give us excellent coverage throughout the state of Washington.”

            IMG College is the Bulldogs multi-media rights holder and corporate partner.

            Violette, a native of Boise, Idaho, who now lives and works in Spokane, played for the Bulldogs from 2001-04, earning All-West Coast Conference honors in 2003 and ’04 and receiving National Association of Basketball Coaches District 14 second-team accolades his last two seasons.

            He still ranks 19th on Gonzaga’s all-time scoring leaderboard with 1,342 points and is fourth on the all-time rebounding list with 880. He is eighth all-time in blocked shots with 85.



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