CWU News

Voice of the Wildcats Now Also Voice of the GNAC Insider

Longtime "Voice of the Wildcats" Rob Lowery has been tapped to provide coverage for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Lowery, who is also the director of public and media relations for CWU Athletics, will be hosting the GNAC Insider, a weekly radio show that updates fans about the GNAC.  The show airs live at 7:00 p.m., and fans can listen to the show at

"I was very honored to be asked by GNAC Commissioner Dave Haglund about hosting the broadcast," said Lowery. "Since Central is a charter member of the conference, I already know many of the people around the league who I’ll be interviewing. I want to make the program informative and, I hope, entertaining. I’m really excited about this opportunity." 

Currently, Lowery is also the host of Wildcat Lair, a weekly, half-hour program focusing on CWU sports. It's broadcast live Mondays at 12:30 p.m., during the academic year, on KXLE 1240-AM. It's also shown on KCWU-TV Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m., and posted to the university's YouTube channel.

Lowery was first hired by the university in 1994 as a part-time news writer, moving up to become the university's media relations officer in 1997. This year marks his 28th season as the radio "Voice of the Wildcats." Since 1992, he has also served as emcee of the CWU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and is a longtime contributor to CWU’s commencement ceremonies and the annual employee appreciation awards.

During his career, he has served as the announcer for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball playoffs, and was among the staff announcers at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national men's and women's basketball tournaments.

Lowery was named the university's 2006 Employee of the Year, as well as earning employee of the month honors in 2006 and 2001. He also received the 2005-06 Presidential Award as Staff Member of the Year.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,

September 12, 2014