The UAPB Sports Network will officially launch on Saturday, August 31st as the Golden Lion football team plays an away game at TCU at 7 p.m. A new era in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lion Athletics will begin this fall.

The UAPB Sports Network will include audio or video streaming of home games in volleyball, football, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, softball, and baseball in addition to coaches shows and other special events unless the broadcast is scheduled for national broadcast by the Southwestern Athletic Conference. This will all be featured on 99.3 The BEAT in Pine Bluff.

“We are excited to partner with Deltaplex Radio in broadcasting Golden Lion Athletics,” UAPB Athletic Director Melvin Hines said. “During my time here at UAPB, they have been a strong local supporter in helping tell the UAPB Athletics story and we look forward to not only a mutually beneficial collaboration, but also one that energizes the entire region. Pine Bluff is our home and our town, and we want to be Pine Bluff’s team. It was very important that we have an on-air home locally for Golden Lion Athletics. We are grateful that Deltaplex Radio saw and believed in the vision of our department and what we are striving to attain.”

Deltaplex Radio (KTPB 98.1 The Hog, KPBA 99.3 The Beat, KDPX Oldies 101.3 and KTRN 104.5 K-Train) is fully committed to providing local programming for everyone in our region.

“We are proud to partner with UAPB athletics,” said Deltaplex Radio General Manager Greg Horne, a former Arkansas Razorback football player who spent five seasons in the NFL and has overseen operations of the station since January 2018. “The new energy being infused into the athletics program is exciting and we want to be a part of that energy but also in the long tradition of the Golden Lions.

KPBA FM 99.3 The Beat will be the primary home for Golden Lions Athletics on Deltaplex Radio, which reaches 14 counties in Southeast Arkansas. The agreement also includes year-round promotion of all UAPB Athletics teams and promotional giveaways by Deltaplex Radio.