With a 50th birthday party for the Grizzly statue on the UM Oval Tuesday, it is good timing for our first University of Montana Coaches Show Wednesday evening. The hour-long show is live at the Press Box in Missoula and aired on KLYQ 1240 AM and the Grizzly Home Station KGVO 1290 AM from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday the first Grizzly game of the season will air on both stations. Pre-game starts at 11 a.m. A sister station, The Patriot in Missoula, is carrying the MSU Bobcat games this year, too.

But that's not the first football game scheduled for 1240 KLYQ! High School games start Friday, and the Hamilton Broncs will be visiting Butte Central for their initial battle of the season. We'll have the play-by-play from Ron Davis of KOPR Radio in Butte. The game starts at 7 p.m. and can be heard on klyq.com and on your cellphone with FREE KLYQ app. Just type in KLYQ in your Apple or Android store and download it. Play ball!