Hallsville ISD Superintendent John Martin said “We are very excited about this partnership with KDPM radio. There are a lot of good things happening at Hallsville ISD and this new platform will allow us to showcase our product…our amazing students. In addition to broadcasting HISD sporting events, we will be able to highlight other programs that we have in the district.”
“I was dumbfounded when we discovered that a large, vibrant, quality school system like Hallsville ISD didn’t have a commercial broadcasting partner for its athletic department,” said The Depot’s “Director of Commotion” and morning show host Chip “The Fat Man” Arledge. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Bobcats to elevate the sports and, indeed, the entire school system’s profile in the region,” he said. 92-3 The Depot stepped forward when no other radio stations in the region volunteered to broadcast Hallsville’s baseball team’s run to the Texas state championship game. “We had a blast broadcasting those games for all of East Texas and the results were pure radio gold,” Arledge said, adding “we can’t wait to get started.”
“Great things are happening in Bobcat Athletics, and we are excited to be All Aboard with KDPM radio broadcasting our sporting events,” said Cody Farrell, HISD Athletic Director. “This partnership will allow us to reach more Bobcat fans in East Texas and we are looking forward to sharing some great games beginning this fall.”
“My mama always told me “Anything worth doing is worth doing right. And we’re going to do it right for the Hallsville Bobcats and their fans,” Arledge said. “We have plans to showcase not only the games themselves but to spotlight things going on throughout the entire school system,” he added.
92-3 The Depot also plans to highlight Hallsville’s other athletic programs as the season and the school year progresses. “We’ll announce more as we move farther down the tracks,” Arledge said.
According to Arledge, he was made aware of a major need for Hallsville to have a commercial media platform when the system’s low-power non-commercial radio station had technical difficulties during the baseball tournament and fans couldn’t hear those important games. “Seth Necessary, a member of our marketing team and midday host and husband of Brittney, a teacher in the Hallsville school system said Britney brought up the idea of the baseball games being on The Depot, so we just ran with it,” he said. “So here we are. All Aboard!!”