31 Aug 2017

BBN Broadcast Team Ready For Kickoff

John Burke, Dixon McMakin Õ05 and David Butler Õ77 will once again team-up to be the voices of the Bears on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge and the Bruin Broadcast Network’s live stream for the 2017 season. 

Burke, a graduate of LSU and veteran sports announcer with over 150 high school games to his credit, will be the BearsÕ play-by-play man.ÒMy experience with the CHS football program goes all the way back to 1997, when I was working in local TV sports. IÕve always admired the teams – they are prepared, they play hard and the coaching staff does things the right way.Ó

The second member of the team is color commentator Dixon McMakin Õ05. A three sport letterman and member of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 football district championship teams while at Catholic, McMakin brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game to the booth. ÒCHS had such a positive and lasting impact on my life. IÕm really looking forward to sharing another season with our listeners on the radio and the Bruin Broadcast Network.Ó 

Rounding out the trio is David Butler Õ77. Butler is a long-time supporter of CHS football, and writes a sports column for Catholic HighÕs quarterly magazine, Bear Facts. ÒIÕm so excited to be working with John and Dixon again. IÕve known both for many years, and their professionalism and love for CHS will continue the standard set by Dick Walcott and Denny Braud.Ó

Their broadcast can be heard on the radio each week on 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge with a simulcast on the Bruin Broadcast NetworkÕs live stream. Pre-game broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m.