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November 19, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Catching up with women’s hoops reading

ReadingImage.jpgJust in case you missed it, the Seattle Weekly did a nice spread on former Washington Husky Elise Woodward, who also used to provide color for Storm games (2001-2006). Many have wondered with KIRO-AM (710) switching its dial to ESPN Seattle-AM (710) whether they’ll be able to sway the broadcaster to the new station. Don’t know about that, but I’m told Woodward’s contract is up with KJR-AM (950).
Don’t expect the Storm to return to the Bonneville Seattle network, though. The Sonics aired their games on KTTH-AM (770), from 2006-07 until departing, but rumor had it the Mormon Church-owned company would not carry Storm games due to lesbians being part of the fan base. Wally Walker, the former Basketball Club of Club of Seattle president and CEO, denied this when I asked back then.
Anyway, Storm games have been aired on KKNW-AM (1150) since 2007 and co-owner Anne Levinson was selected by Seattle Magazine as one of 2008’s most influential Seattleites. The complete spread is in the November issue.
Over on the Storm site, G/F Katie Gearlds has checked in with her first blog from Greece — worth the read. You can also listen to Sheryl Swoopes give an off-season interview to Kevin Pelton, who apparently will be checking in with the players. UPDATE: Pelton is staying on-board (missed this while I was vacationing in October)
Lastly, I’d take the time to read this piece by guru Mel Greenberg of The Philadelphia Inquirer. I spent mid-morning on a conference call listening to advice about what to do during these trying times for newspapers when co-workers are either voluntarily or forcibly having their jobs eliminated. I’m told I’m safe here at The Seattle Times, which means the blog and coverage of women’s hoops will continue, but space is an issue.
While I can write forever on the blog (if you’ll read), I have to get more creative and think more on an enterprise level to garner the space in the paper. And I’ll be pulled to cover things elsewhere, especially if the teams aren’t winning. Greenberg has more, but it’s just a reminder of how lucky hoops fans are in the Pacific Northwest, even if we’re still bitter about losing a certain team.

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