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Aug. 29, 2019

KXCV launching ‘Bearcat Rewind’ podcast this fall


Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma raises the NCAA Division II national championship trophy after the Bearcats beat Carson-Newman in four overtimes to win their second consecutive football title. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma raises the NCAA Division II national championship trophy after the Bearcats beat Carson-Newman in four overtimes to win their second consecutive football title. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Tjeerdsma and members of the Bearcat football team raise the championship trophy after winning the 2009 NCAA Division II national football championship in Florence, Alabama.

Tjeerdsma and members of the Bearcat football team raise the championship trophy after winning the 2009 NCAA Division II national football championship in Florence, Alabama.

Northwest Missouri State University fans have the chance this fall to relive some of the greatest moments in the history of Bearcat athletics through a new podcast produced by Northwest’s National Public Radio affiliate KXCV-KRNW and the voices of the Bearcat Radio Network.

“Bearcat Rewind,” hosted by John Coffey and Matt Tritten, will feature interviews with former Northwest players, coaches and staff members who played a role in memorable games and iconic moments in Bearcat history.

This season Bearcat Rewind will focus on the 1999 Northwest football team that won an NCAA Division II national championship in four overtimes against Carson-Newman. The victory clinched back-to-back national titles for the ’Cats, and solidified the program as a powerhouse. Guests on the program will include Mel Tjeerdsma, Jim Svoboda, Adam Dorrel, Travis Miles, Joe and Kelly Quinlin, Wes Simmons and others.

In addition, the podcast will highlight the 2009 Northwest football team, which claimed the program’s third NCAA Division II national championship squad, as they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their title run.

“We were looking for something special to do with the 20th anniversary of the 1999 championship team this fall and an idea for a couple interviews transformed into a podcast reliving the great moments from previous teams,” Tritten said. “It’s really fun catching up with former players and coaches and hearing them talk about it like it happened just yesterday.”

The first episode will be available Sept. 2, with new episodes released each Monday throughout the fall. “Bearcat Rewind” will be available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and KXCV.org.

KXCV 90.5 FM, a 100,000-watt public radio station on the Northwest campus, is entering its 21st season as the flagship station for Bearcat sports broadcasts. An anchor of Bearcat athletics broadcasts since 1985, John Coffey returns as the “Voice of the Bearcats” with Matt Tritten, who is entering his fourth year with the broadcast.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468