Radio Show Moves To Buffalo Wild Wings; Ellis Returns For 34th Season

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State opens the 2012 season this Saturday, hosting Jackson State at 6 p.m. at Davis Wade Stadium.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. - Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt and John Correro will each return to their radio roles for the 2012 Mississippi State football season, Bulldog Sports Properties announced Monday. A division of Learfield Sports, BSP also announced head coach Dan Mullen's weekly radio show - DawgTalk with Dan Mullen - will now originate from the Starkville Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

A native of West Point, Miss., and a 1969 graduate of Mississippi State, Ellis has been a part of the football broadcast for 33 seasons. Prior to taking over play-by-play duties last season, he hosted the post-game locker room interviews and scoreboard radio shows in addition to his duties as color analyst for 32 years. Perhaps most widely recognized as the play-by-play voice of the baseball team on one of the nation's largest college baseball radio networks, Ellis was named the "Outstanding Broadcaster in Mississippi" in 1999 and 2002.

Ellis and Wyatt will be joined by John Correro on the sidelines. The Greenwood, Miss., native is a three-year football letterman (1959-61) at Mississippi State and has been a part of the radio broadcasts since 1979.

Wyatt was a four-year letterwinner at quarterback from 1996-1999. For the fourth-consecutive season, Wyatt will continue to co-host the pre- and post-game shows with Bart Gregory, assistant athletic director for Annual Giving in the Bulldog Club.

Mississippi State's statewide radio broadcast begins two-hours prior to kickoff, and will be on the air Saturday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. prior to the season-opener against Jackson State.

All 12 of MSU's regular-season games will be offered through XM this season, a minimum of eight of which will feature the official MSU broadcast. Also, audio streamed broadcasts of MSU football games are available exclusively through HailStateTV, MSU's premium multimedia service. For more information, please visit HailStateTV headquarters.

The hour-long DawgTalk with Dan Mullen airs every Thursday at 7 p.m. on most radio affiliates, and fans can call the show at 866-998-4893.


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