The New Orleans VooDoo will be joining the Fox Sports Radio family for the 2015 AFL season. Every game, as well as a weekly one-hour show with head coach Dean Cokinos will air locally on Fox Sports AM 1280. All VooDoo broadcasts and coaches shows will also be available online at iHeartRadio.com and via the iHeartRadio apps for Android and iOS devices.
“iHeartRadio has been a great partner for the VooDoo since 2011, and I am extremely excited to continue our partnership. As an organization, we are also thrilled to be a part of a great sports lineup on Fox Sports 1280 AM that features many colorful local and national personalities,” said VooDoo General Manager Brandon Rizzuto. “The management team at iHeartRadio has always been great to work with, and this move to an all-sports dial is just another example of how accommodating they are, and we are looking forward to our fifth season on one of their stations.”
By joining Fox Sports Radio AM 1280, the VooDoo become the first team, professional or collegiate, to call the station home under its new flag. The VooDoo join a lineup featuring former SportsCenter and current NFL Network host Rich Eisen, as well as popular personalities such as Jay Mohr and local radio stalwart Kaare Johnson.
Returning for his fifth season as “Voice of the VooDoo” will be award-winning broadcaster Ken Trahan. Trahan has been the eyes and ears for VooDoo fans describing the action between the walls since the team’s rebirth in 2011.
Never far from a microphone during the offseason, has Trahan continued to call Loyola basketball, Delgado baseball, in addition to serving as the preeminent voice of high school football, basketball and baseball in the New Orleans area. In the past, Trahan has also been the play-by-play voice of the New Orleans Zephyrs (1993-2000), the University of New Orleans (1982-94, 2001-06), and New Orleans’ original Arena Football team, the New Orleans Night (1991-92).
Joining Trahan in the broadcast booth for the second straight season will be former VooDoo vice president, general manager and interim coach Jon Norris. Described as an “AFL lifer” by team managing owner Dan Newman, Norris brings more than two decades of Arena Football expertise to the broadcast. In addition to playing for the Arena Football League’s inaugural champions, Norris is an accomplished coach of the Arena game as well, leading teams in the af2 and AFL to the playoffs a combined five times.