I finally got around to writing to AudioNet about the lack
of coverage of Men's Volleyball.  Here is the response.

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Subject: Re: University of Hawaii Volleyball
  Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 1997 10:56:49 -0600
  From:  aprohaska@audionet.com (April Prohaska)
    To:  kulasoft@pixi.com

At 02:54 AM 2/19/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I enjoy hearing the University of Hawaii sports broadcasts at
>   http://www.audionet.com/schools/hawaii/
>and was wondering if there are any plans to carry the Hawaii
>men's volleyball games.  It seems a bit strange for Hawaii
>fans not see the men's games listed, since in Hawaii they
>outdraw the baseball and women's basketball games (which are
>both carried by AudioNet) by more than 5 to 1.  In fact, they
>even outdraw the men's basketball team, though the basketballers
>are closing the gap with their stellar 18-4 record this season.
>The games are broadcast by the same radio station that carries
>the basketball and baseball games.  And it's also the same
>station that broadcasted the women's volleyball games, which were
>carried by AudioNet in the past season (thanks!).  I believe
>the last men's volleyball broadcast was on February 5th.  I'm not
>sure when the next broadcast will be since apparently the baseball
>games will be carried on radio this Friday and Saturday, while the 
>volleyball games will be carried live on TV.
>I'm sure we Hawaii (and volleyball) fans would appreciate any
>coverage of men's volleyball you could give.
>Thanks for listening and aloha.
>- mike ching

No I am sorry, at this time we do not have plans to carry mens volleyball
games as the listener support does not warrant our increasing costs. Thank
you for your inquiry.


April Prohaska
Sports Programming Mgr.
Voice: (214) 748-6660 x 108

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Here's another response from AudioNet.

Subject:       Re: University of Hawaii Volleyball
Date:          Tue, 25 Feb 1997 01:06:27 +0000
From:          Mike Ching (kulasoft@pixi.com)
Organization:  Kula Software
To:            Bob Jacoby (bjacoby@audionet.com)

> >Bob Jacoby wrote:
> >>
> >> Mike, you bring up some very valid points. I will need to investigate to see
> >> what I can do.I think AudioNet would be willing to support Hawaii Men's V
> >> Ball if our costs could be covered. We may have to get a server capapble of
> >> carrying the games to do it.
> >>
> >> I would voice your interest in net broadcasts to the athletic
> >> department.Thanks for contacting us.
> >>
> >>
> >> Bob Jacoby              214-748-6660 x140
> >> 2929 Elm St.            Fax 214-748-6657
> >> Dallas, TX 75226
> >>
> >>  "The Broadcast Network on the Internet"
> >>        http://www.audionet.com

> At 01:25 PM 1997/02/22 +0000, you wrote:

> >Bob,
> >
> >Thanks very much for your response.  What I don't understand is what
> >costs would be involved?  Couldn't you use the same server that you
> >use for the basketball and baseball games?  Or do you need to have
> >separate servers for each sport?  If so, what about the server that
> >was used for women's volleyball?
> >I guess I don't understand what additional setup (besides what is
> >already set up for Rainbow sports) would be involved, since men's
> >volleyball is on the same radio feed.
> >
> >Again we volleyball fans would really appreciate any attention you
> >could give to this matter.
> >
> >Aloha,
> >
> >- mike

Bob Jacoby wrote:

> It's all about money long distance charges, rights and the university
> wanting this done.


Thanks for clearing that up for me.  I will forward this
to the Hawaii Athletic Department and see if they have 
any response.

- mike

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(So far, no response from U.H.)

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And now a word from the President...

Subject:  Re: volleyball
   Date:  Fri, 07 Mar 1997 11:32:33 +0000
   From:  Mike Ching 
     To:  Mark Cuban 

Mark Cuban wrote:
> Hi Mike
> wanted to let you know, we are going to do our best to put up all the
> volleyball the CRN is carrying.
> In terms of other volleyball events, all we ask the schools to do is
> cover our long distance costs for broadcasting the events. Without that
> support, it gets real expensive for us
> My suggestion is to call the Athletic Directors at the school, and tell
> them you have alums and fans who would really support their program if
> they could hear the matches.
> sorry for the inconvenience
> Mark Cuban
> President
> AudioNet

Thanks very much for your response.  I didn't realize that long distance
costs were involved since I was under the impression that everything was
was done over the internet.

I shall try to get the word out.


Mike Ching
  Follow Hawaii Rainbow Volleyball at

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Subject:      Rainbows volleyball on AudioNet!
From:         kulasoft@pixi.com
Date:         1997/04/12
Message-Id:   <860865869.23353@dejanews.com>
Newsgroups:   rec.sport.volleyball,hawaii.sports

If you hurry, you can catch University of Hawaii
Rainbow Volleyball on AudioNet!  Yes, you heard
me right.

Actually what happened was that the baseball game
was being carried by AudioNet and the volleyball
game immediately followed the conclusion.  The
AudioNet guys didn't cut off the recording until
14 hours later, so if you tune in to the baseball
broadcast at


and move to the pointer 3 hours and 56 minutes
forward in the broadcast, you have Brooks Baer
and Charlie Wade announcing last night's game.

Have fun while it lasts.

- mike
  Follow Hawaii Rainbow Volleyball at