NewPalRadio.com is an online radio station that focuses on broadcasting high school sporting events in the New Palestine community. We are a part of the CrossCom Sports Network, LLC, which was founded in 2009 by Andrew Smith and Tim Adams, broadcasting a variety of sporting events in Hancock County. With an intense interest from the community in New Palestine sports, we began to focus our coverage on the Dragons in 2014. We became NewPalRadio.com in 2019. We are an independent company owned by Andrew Smith.
Our broadcasts have a large reach - during the 2020 football season, we averaged 548 peak simultaneous listeners per game, with a high of 890 (and an average of more than 1,000 views on our YouTube simulcasts of home games). In the 2019 football season, we averaged 733 peak simultaneous listeners, with a high of 1,192 listeners for the regional win against Cathedral.
We are committed to positively promoting the student-athletes in our community and providing a public service, so fans across the world can follow New Palestine sports. We provide great value to our sponsorship partners. In 2021-22, we plan to continue to broadcast all NPHS football and boys basketball games, as well as all home girls basketball games and other events as possible. Beginning in the 2021-22 season, we are partnering with NPHS to offer video broadcasts of home events via IHSAAtv
Andrew Smith, owner/announcer
Andrew co-founded the CrossCom Sports Network in 2009 and oversees all broadcast operations. He has been the network's primary play-by-play announcer from the beginning, and also handles the production, sales and technical aspects of CCSN and NewPalRadio.com. Andrew is also the play-by-play voice of the ECHL's Indy Fuel, and also served as the play-by-play voice of Franklin College athletics from 2013-19. He is the former sports editor of the Daily Reporter in Greenfield, where he worked from 1998-2006. Andrew is a graduate of Indiana University and Indiana Wesleyan University. A native of Indianapolis, Andrew teaches journalism and economics at New Palestine High School.
Mike Jackson, analyst
Mike joined the CCSN team in 2011 as an analyst for football games. He has been the lead analyst for NPHS football broadcasts since, bringing his detailed, passionate analysis to our games. Prior to joining the booth, Mike played football for the Dragons and then served as an assistant football coach under three head coaches. Mike is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Chris Lambert, announcer
Chris has been a part of the CCSN team since 2009. Chris is a versatile announcer who handles play-by-play and host duties of multiple sports - basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and football. He has covered multiple State Finals. In addition to working with CCSN, Chris has broadcast for WBIW-Bedford, NineStar Channel 9 and HCSN. Chris is a graduate of Indiana University.
Mike Petry, announcer
Mike Petry has been a part of the CCSN/NewPalRadio.com team since 2013, handling both play-by-play and analyst duties for football and basketball. Mike is a versatile announcer who has worked a number of sports for WSVX and NineStar television in addition to his role with NewPalRadio.com. A native of Cincinnati, Mike is a graduate of Indiana University.