Here at Kentucky Sports Radio, we have tried for the past four years to increase the fan experience following UK sports. By coming at the coverage of UK sports from a fan’s perspective, we have hopefully given people an outlet to follow the team in the way they would want to, if they could “control” coverage. Along those lines, I am very excited to announce our next step in that direction as tomorrow I will begin as a guest contributor at CoachCal.com. The site had previously announced Tom LEach will also serve as a regular contributor.
As part of that role, I will be contributing work once a week to the site that combines their amazing access and “behind-the-scenes” insight, with the fan perspective we have established here. For the next couple of weeks, I will write columns, but beginning soon after I will be doing a weekly video segment in which I take you the fan behind the scenes of the UK basketball program. The first feature is already being planned and will likely include me and a current or former UK player taking a tour of the Joe B Hall Wildcat Lodge. It will be a unique way for all of us to see where the players live. We will also have other interviews, features, roundtables and other elements, all of which are intended to let you see parts of the UK basketball experience that you have never seen before.
The content I provide for CoachCal.com will be exclusively at that site and the vast majority will be “behind the pay wall.” We will link all the various features here, but they will reside at the other site. While I have always said and continue to say that Kentucky Sports Radio will always be free, there are limits from a technology and access standpoint to what we can do. CoachCal.com gives us a chance to take the next step and do features from behind the scenes that you simply cant get anywhere else. My features on Coachcal.com wont have anything to do with “inside information”, game coverage or any of the things we do here. Instead it will be a behind the scenes look at the program that simply wouldnt be possible in any other forum.
I am extremely excited about this adventure and think it will be one that fans can truly get behind. It won’t change anything we do here at Kentucky Sports Radio. We will still cover the team in the same irreverant way and the site will still do all the crazy things it has done before. But what the new contributions to CoachCal.com will do is allow you, the fan, to be able to get the full UK basketball experience on all levels.
Just like you, I am a fan and I want your suggestions on what you want to see and what you think would be interesting. CoachCal.com editor David Scott and Coach’s website have given us this opportunity, so be creative – but reasonable – with your suggestions.
We thank Coach Calipari and Coachcal.com for the opportunity and look forward to getting started and bringing a bit of the KSR magic to Coachcal.com.