The 2013 University of Delaware season will mark the 15th straight year of Blue Hen football being broadcast on 94.7 WDSD. This season, the University of Delaware, IMG College and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment begin the third year of a five year contract that extends through the 2015-2016 season.
94.7 FM WDSD, the only station with statewide coverage in Delaware, will once again be the flagship station for Blue Hen football, with coverage throughout Delaware, and parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Games can also be heard online at WDSD.com and on your mobile device, using the iHeart Radio app.
For the second consecutive season, Scott Klatzkin will handle all play-by-play duties for Delaware Football. This is Klatzkin's 2nd season as "Voice of the Blue Hens." Matt Janus, in his seventh year with the crew, will serve as color analyst for the first time this season. Coming off of a four-year career as quarterback of the Blue Hens, Tim Donnelly will make his debut this season as sideline reporter. Matt Ryan returning for his ninth consecutive season will be the on-site producer for the sixth straight year alongside Klatzkin and Janus, and will join the crew on-air during the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows. Once again joining the pre-game show as a weekly guest for the tenth consecutive year will be Kevin Tresolini from the News Journal. James Taylor also joins the crew in his first season as field sound operator.
For the first time in WDSD-FM broadcast history, the entire Blue Hens radio broadcast crew is made up of University of Delaware graduates! #BHStateOfMind
Resides: Wilmington, DE
College: Delaware ‘07
A Newark, Delaware native, Klatzkin will serve in his 2nd season as play-by-play voice of Blue Hen Football and Men’s Basketball in 2013.
Prior to becoming the play-by-play broadcaster for his alma mater in 2012, Klatzkin spent the previous four seasons broadcasting Delaware State University football and basketball, as well as the Delaware High School football and basketball “Game of the Week” on 1290 The Ticket, WWTX-AM.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Klatzkin previously provided play-by-play for the Blue Hens while serving as Sports Director of student radio station, WVUD-FM, as an undergraduate. He returned to work with Delaware in 2011 as co-host of “Blue Hens Beat,” the web based show airing bi-weekly on BlueHens.com. Klatzkin continues to work with the University through the Hens All-Access website and as host to many Blue Hens events and banquets.
Klatzkin has been named the 2009 and 2013 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year Award presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and is also a Delaware Press Association award winner for his broadcasting of University of Delaware Football.
1st Season Color Analyst
Resides: Ridley, PA
College: Delaware '07
A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Janus enters his 7th season with the broadcast team in 2013, but his 1st season as Color Analyst.
Previously serving as the broadcast team’s sideline reporter, Janus returns to the football broadcast booth where he formerly partnered with play-by-play broadcaster, Scott Klatzkin, as a University of Delaware undergrad on the student radio station.
The switch to the football color analyst position comes after Matt provided play-by-play for Delaware’s Women’s Basketball team during their 2012-13 run to the NCAA Sweet 16. Janus will begin his 2nd season as play-by-play broadcaster for the Women’s Basketball this winter on 1290 The Ticket, WWTX-AM.
He also currently works for the Kansas City Royals’ A affiliate, Wilmington Blue Rocks, as the team’s New Media Manager and Play-by-Play broadcaster.
Check out Matt’s blog, “From The Bench with Matt Janus,” by CLICKING HERE
Resides: Baltimore, MD
College: Delaware '13
A former University of Delaware Blue Hens standout at the Quarterback position, Tim Donnelly joins the broadcast team for the 2013 season as sideline reporter.
The 2013 University of Delaware graduate threw for over 2,000 yards in his career, while completing 63% of his passes. A completion percentage that ranks him behind only Pat Devlin of the Miami Dolphins (66.1%) and Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens (63.4%) in the Blue Hens record books. Donnelly won the inaugural Nate Beasley MVP Award after completing 13-of-14 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Route 1 Rivalry Game against Delaware State in 2011.
As a student-athlete, Donnelly gained broadcasting and reporting experience by working as co-host of “Full Court Press” on the University’s Student Television Network. He also provided BlueHens.com and Hens All-Access with post-game reports and recaps throughout Men’s and Women’s Basketball season.
Check out Tim's podcast "QBR: Quarterback Radio" by CLICKING HERE
Resides: Havre de Grace, MD
College: Delaware '05
A 2005 University of Delaware communications graduate, will begin his ninth straight season with WDSD this fall, and sixth as on-site producer in the broadcast booth. He will also join the crew on the pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows.
While enrolled at Delaware, he worked on both the student radio and student television stations as a play-by-play and color broadcaster including the 2003 National Championship Delaware squad.
1st Season - Sound Operator
Resides: Bear, DE
College: Delaware '12
James Taylor, from Bear, DE, is a 2012 University of Delaware graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering. He joined the broadcast team during the 2010 Football season as an intern and this season, will be his first in a full-time role with the broadcast crew as field sound operator. He is also a producer for Clear Channel Radio manning broadcasts of UD basketball, and high school sports. At UD, he also provided play-by-play and color commentary for Delaware athletics at the student station, WVUD.
Resides: Newark, DE
College: Delaware '80
Kevin Tresolini is in his 31st year as a sportswriter for the News Journal and will join the crew during the “Blue Hens Gameday” show for the tenth consecutive season. He has covered sports at every level from high school to professional, as well as the Olympic games. He is the only reporter who covered both Delaware's 1979 Division II and 2003 Division I-AA NCAA Championships.