2016-07-29 / Schools

Football on the radio starting Aug. 26

Simi Valley country radio station 99.1 The Ranch will broadcast high school football this season, calling it “Ranch Friday Night Lights Game of the Week!”

Veteran announcers Tom West and Dave Wheeler, who have been working together for more than two decades, will call the games for the FM station.

West will handle the play-by-play and Wheeler will provide color commentary.

West, a longtime resident of Ventura County, is an award-winning broadcaster with 25 years of experience. He taught in the Simi Valley Unified School District and coached football for over 15 years.

Wheeler is a former teacher who coached football at both Simi and Royal high schools. He has lived in Moorpark for 31 years.

“Ranch Friday Night Lights” will feature games by such teams as the Simi Valley Pioneers, Moorpark Musketeers and Grace Brethren Lancers.

The first broadcast on Aug. 26 will feature the Buena Bulldogs and the Royal Highlanders.

For more information, visit the radio station’s website, www.991theranch.com.

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