•Sports Animal to switch to stronger FM signal: Beginning July 9, the Sports Animal Radio Network will switch its local FM signal from 97.9 to 98.1. The stronger 32,000-watt signal on a 1,600-foot tower will produce five times the coverage area of 97.9, Citadel Broadcasting spokesman Chris Baker said. Baker expected the station's expanded coverage area would include Stillwater, Shawnee, Pauls Valley and Arapaho (west of Weatherford). WWLS' AM signal will remain at 640.
•Texas baseball coach profiled: The best college coaches not only teach the sport, but impart life lessons to their players. Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido fits that mold. He's profiled in a documentary, "Inning by Inning: Portrait of a Coach,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2. The two-hour film follows Garrido, one of only two coaches in Division I history to reach 1,600 career victories and the first to lead two schools season (Cal State-Fullerton and Texas) to national titles, during the 2006 season. Garrido wore a mike, catching some of his salty language with players and umpires. Among the former players interviewed were Roger Clemens and Huston Street.
•Sporting News plans changes: Sporting News plans to start a free digital sports newspaper in July called Sporting News Today. It will deliver scores and statistics to subscribers' inboxes each morning. Sporting News officials say the print edition will be reintroduced as a biweekly publication with more color and better paper, and feature contributions from sports experts with a cover price of $3.99 an issue. Once known as the Bible of Baseball, Sporting News also is moving from St.
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...