October 31, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Indiana – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today the debut of the Mad Ants Insider podcast on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Mad Ants Insider is a collaborative production of the Mad Ants along with Bill Hazen Productions, with weekly episodes airing throughout the 2017-18 season. The inaugural program will include guests such as NBA G League President Malcolm Turner, Mad Ants President Tim Bawmann and Head Coach Steve Gansey.
Each program will cover franchise and league news, on top of showcasing Mad Ants players, coaches and management; such as General Manager, Brian Levy; Director of Corporate Sales and Creative Services, Logan Wiening; Community/Public Relations Manager, Ryan Stevens; and Mad Ants broadcaster, Jaren Jackson. Both Wiening and Stevens will assist in coordination, production and content for the series. The program will be made available through a program link displayed on the Mad Ants' team page.
“I’m excited about the addition of our weekly podcast,” Bawmann said. “It is one more example of our commitment to being a leader across all avenues in the G League.”
Hosting the program will be Mad Ants play-by-play broadcaster Bill Hazen, who is beginning his 10th season as the voice of the Mad Ants. The program will be created and produced by Bill Hazen Productions and will utilize digital audio techniques to assure the highest broadcast quality.
Each week, Mad Ants Insider will introduce the voices of those making news with the team. Former Mad Ants broadcaster Keith Hoehne will serve as Executive Producer, while former Big 12 Conference Public Relations Chief Bo Carter will serve as Coordinating Producer.
“I know Mad Ants Insider will have a strong appeal not only for Mad Ants fans, but also for pro basketball fans throughout the G League,” Hazen said. “The Mad Ants have a fantastic story to tell, and this podcast will tell that story in a new presentation. For the first time, listeners will experience the excitement of Mad Ants basketball up close, in a way that is unique to this medium.”
About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, is owned and operated by Pacers Sports & Entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ftwaynemadants.com. or call 260-469-HOOP. Follow the Mad Ants on Twitter (@TheMadAnts), Facebook (/themadants) or Instagram (@fortwaynemadants).
About Bill Hazen Productions
Bill Hazen Productions specializes in the creation, production and distribution of sports content for television, radio and podcasting. Programming developed by BHPro has been showcased nationally on SB Nation Radio (formerly Yahoo Sports Radio) and syndicated both nationally and regionally. Bill Hazen Productions developed the first Division I daily conference radio sportscast (Today in Conference USA), and has created numerous podcasts ranging in focus from college football and basketball to Indoor Lacrosse and Indoor Football. BHPro's nationally-syndicated hour-long College Sports Weekly program is now in its sixth year of production.