Austin radio host lands on-air gig at Longhorn Network

Alex Loeb (ESPN photo)
Alex Loeb (ESPN photo)

Austin radio host Alex Loeb is heading to the Longhorn Network.

It’s a return to TV for Loeb, who has previously worked for ESPN, which operates the Austin-based cable channel. For the past year, he’s been heard middays on 104.9 The Horn.

Loeb’s first day at LHN will be Aug. 31.

His duties will include hosting “Longhorn Extra: Upon Further Review,” the network’s football post-game show airing Monday nights. He’ll also handle play-by-play for some of the 175 live University of Texas sporting events carried each year.

“Alex has established credibility with the Texas fan base and terrific skills as an in-depth interviewer,” said Tom McCollum, LHN’s coordinating producer. “He fits a unique skill set required to serve Longhorn Network viewers.”

Loeb joins an on-air team at LHN that includes host Lowell Galindo, who has been with the network since it launched in 2011, and reporter Jane Slater.

Fun fact: Loeb is married to KVUE morning and midday anchor Yvonne Nava.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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