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Frontier Conference honors KBOW’s Paul Panisko

Frontier Conference honors KBOW’s Paul Panisko
KBOW’s Paul Panisko waves to the crowd after receiving a Frontier Conference Service Award. Joining him on field are, from left, Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson, Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter and Montana Tech Athletic Director Matt Stepan. (Bill Foley photo)

Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson honored KBOW play-by-play man Paul Panisko today during the Montana Tech-Carroll College football game at Alumni Coliseum.

Paulson joined Panisko on air to announce Panisko as the recipient of the “Frontier Conference Service Award” between the first and second quarters. An on-filed presentation followed.

The award was given to Panisko “in appreciation for your many years serving the Frontier Conference. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.”

Panisko has been the voice of the Orediggers for 22 seasons. He has drawn acclaim for his down-the-middle calls that are enjoyed by fans of both teams.

“He represents himself, his family, the city of Butte and Montana Tech in the best possible way,” said Brian Danner, who calls games for Lewis-Clark State College. “Paul is a tremendous ambassador for the Oredigger programs he covers and the community he loves. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of an honor such as this one the Frontier Conference is bestowing on him.”

In addition to calling Montana Tech football and basketball games, Panisko also serves as the play-by-play voice for Butte High football, basketball and softball.

Panisko can be heard every weekday morning from 6 to 10 on KBOW.



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