MARK SNIDER RETURNS AS STAMPEDE RADIO ANNOUNCER
KFXD AM 630 TO BROADCAST INAUGURAL NBA D-LEAGUE SEASON

BOISE, Idaho (September 8, 2006) – The Idaho Stampede named Mark Snider as their radio play-by-play announcer for the team's home games during its inaugural season in the NBA Development League.

”We are excited to have Mark back on board as the play-by-play announcer for our home games on KFXD AM 630 ”, said Stampede General Manager Steve Brandes, “He has a great ability to paint a picture of the action to listeners.”

Snider, an Oregon State University graduate, was the play-by-play voice of the Stampede last season on KFXD AM 630. He was also the host of the Idaho Stampede Radio Show in years past.

Snider has also previously done play-by-play for high school football as well as color commentary on Boise State University football and basketball broadcasts. In college, Snider did play-by-play for a number of Oregon State intercollegiate sports including basketball, baseball and volleyball.

Snider was the news and sports director at KAST AM/FM in Astoria, Oregon. He was also a reporter and fill-in sports anchor at KTVB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boise. Snider has reported for ESPN Radio, Associated Press Radio Sports, WFAN in New York, WMAQ Radio in Chicago, and Sports Radio 560 WQAM in Miami. He has also worked as a producer for the San Francisco Giants Radio Network and KNBR Radio in San Francisco.

The Idaho Stampede will begin their ninth season-of-play on Friday, November 24 at Qwest Arena as a member of the NBA Development League. Individuals and businesses interested in purchasing season tickets, mini-plans, or to learn more about the upcoming season, may contact the Idaho Stampede office at 208-388-4667 or visit www.idahostampede.com.

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