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Bison Media Guide: Bison 1660

The FM area would be far less informed about NDSU athletics without the people who cover the Bison on radio, TV or print, like Bison 1660.

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All of us purvey the furthest regions for the latest information about NDSU athletics. Some of us go to social media, others turn on the television or the radio and some may even open up the newspaper. Regardless of your medium, we all see the same familiar faces when searching out the latest Bison news. So, we thought it would be nice to bring attention to the hard work these recognizable figures bring to our community. Without them, how would we stay up to date with our favorite school? The fact of the matter is that the Fargo-Moorhead area would be far less informed about NDSU athletics without these people. That is why we pieced together the Bison Media Guide.

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Jeff Culhane from Bison 1660

Jeff Culhane

Program Director/Play-by-Play for Bison 1660/Bison Radio Network

@jeffculhane

Do you have a signature statement, tagline or sentence you believe is your “calling card”?

“For me, the win over Iowa in 2016 and the final call of “Horns Up/Hawkeyes Down” I think is one that fans have associated with myself to this point. But I had actually done that in the first two games prior vs Charleston Southern and Eastern Washington. It always feels great after every Bison win to cap the broadcast with that and put a bow on a good day.”

In your opinion, how has North Dakota State athletics become so successful?
“The culture and the people that have worked here are second to none. When you have great leadership at the top and individuals that “get it”, you develop a breeding ground for success and achievement.”

In your years covering North Dakota State, what has been your fondest memory?
“Hard to beat being a part of the National Championship Game vs James Madison in 2017. Two great football teams going head-to-head. And the start to the 2016 season was one I’ll never forget. Two overtime wins over Charleston Southern and Eastern Washington, and the walk-off winner by Cam Pedersen to beat Iowa in front of 70,545 fans at Kinnick Stadium. An amazing moment!”

Years Covering NDSU
3

What does covering the Bison mean to you?
“Covering the Bison has provided great moments for me in my career in the two short years I’ve been in Fargo. But more importantly, it’s something that needs be done the right way for the fans and great people around the state that rely on you to paint the picture for what is happening at each game/event.”

Fun Facts
“Just married on July 15, 2017 to my beautiful wife Sarah, we both enjoy traveling and have tried to do as much as possible when we have free time.”

“I am a big movie fan, love going to the theatre.”

Keith Brake from Bison 1660

Keith Brake

On-Air Personality/Play-by-Play for Bison 1660/Bison Radio Network

@The_BrakeDown

In your opinion, how has North Dakota State athletics become so successful?
“The family atmosphere that exists on campus is rare in Division I. There are no zero-sum games, no politics – if you wear the green and gold, you’re part of the family. That kind of environment inspires the best in people.”

What role do you play in your respective station’s Bison coverage?
“Radio Play-by-Play for Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, and Soccer, Pregame and Postgame Host for Football, Host of “The BrakeDown” on Bison 1660.”

In your years covering North Dakota State, what has been your fondest memory?
“The Norman Regional with softball in 2017. I sat through torrential rains, then baked in the sun watching a team with no healthy seniors beat Oklahoma. I wouldn’t trade that week for anything.”

Years Covering NDSU
2

What does covering the Bison mean to you?
“It’s the stories we get to tell. Learning why coaches and students come from across the world to compete here shows us all the things that make Fargo and NDSU great and puts great people in the spotlight.”

Fun Facts
“I was a published poet in college.”

“I won my first (and probably last) fantasy football championship at 16.”

Chris Hanson from Bison 1660

Chris Hanson

Morning Show Host and Pre and Post Game Host for Bob 95/Bison 1660/Radio FM Media

@thechrishanson

In your opinion, how has North Dakota State athletics become so successful?
“Stability. It’s like the chicken or the egg. Does stability create winning…or does winning create stability.”

What does covering the Bison mean to you?
“Best gig ever. Talking with Bison fans about our shared love of NDSU.”

Years Covering NDSU
3

Fun Facts
“I’m a commissioned Kentucky Colonel.”

“I play over 50 rounds of golf a year.”

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