The Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League announced Thursday the announcer lineup for 2012 broadcasts on KSMO-TV and Sports Radio 810 WHB. Nick McCabe, who is back for a second season as the “Voice of the Command”, will be joined on the lead broadcast crew by former Kansas State quarterback and current Wildcats radio analyst Stan Weber. The two will provide play-by-play and commentary for Command radio broadcasts all season except during televised home games when they will move to the TV booth.
McCabe has been a broadcaster in Kansas City for over 15 years. He has been the lead announcer for Sports Radio 810 WHB’s High School Football Game of the Week since its inception in 1998. In addition to announcing games for the Missouri Comets indoor soccer team and Park University’s basketball teams, he currently serves as the Command’s Vice President of Communications.
Weber was a captain on the 1984 Kansas State football team and was the team’s leading rusher that season. He received Academic All-American honors and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in accountancy, eventually also earning his master’s. He is currently the Vice President – CFO of Tower Properties in Kansas City in addition to announcing K-State football and basketball.
Dave Borchardt, a familiar name to Kansas City sports fans since he started at Sports Radio 810 WHB in May of 2000, will join Command home radio broadcasts. He will serve as sideline reporter and, when McCabe moves to TV, play-by-play announcer. Borchardt began his broadcasting career as the producer of Jason Whitlock’s morning show and went on to become 810′s Mizzou reporter, Chiefs pre game and post game show host, as well as the host of “The Late Show.” He has worked as Sporting Kansas City’s TV sideline reporter and play-by-play voice and currently works for Time Warner Cable in Kansas City.
WHB personality Jay Binkley will fill-in for Weber as the color analyst on Command radio broadcasts. Binkley is the lead host of the popular WHB evening show “3 Guys in a Garage.” He has worked with McCabe as the analyst for WHB’s high school football coverage since 1999. You can also hear Binkley on WHB’s Royals post game shows, Chiefs Night and College Basketball Gameday.
The Command will air 10 games on KSMO-TV 62 in 2012. Sports Radio 810 WHB is once again the radio home of the team for the entire 18-game schedule. All games except April 30 at Tampa Bay, which will air live on NFL Network, can also be viewed live on the web at www.ustream.tv/kansascitycommand.