Bob Williams Show to Feature Women's Basketball Player Sha'Rae Gibbons and New Associate Director of Athletics Tom Hastings

Feb. 3, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara men's basketball coach Bob Williams will host his weekly radio show that airs on 1490 KIST AM from the Paradise Café on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. The show, which not only focuses on previous and future men's basketball games and events, covers all UCSB intercollegiate athletics.

Joined by women's basketball play-by-play broadcaster Steve Wendt, who is in his fifth season announcing Gauchos games, Williams interviews a fellow UCSB athletics department member and a Gaucho student-athlete on the program.

This week, Williams and Wendt will sit down with newly hired Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Tom Hastings, who returns to UCSB after spending time with the San Francisco 49ers and San Jose State. Women's basketball point guard Sha'Rae Gibbons, who is averaging 10.1 points, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.1 rebounds per game in Big West Conference play, will also be on the show.

Fans are encouraged to come to the Paradise Café to listen to the show live with the first 10 fans receiving either a Gaucho basketball T-shirt or a pair of tickets to upcoming basketball games.

In addition, any fans who have a question for coach Williams, Gibbons or Hastings should click here to e-mail their question and it will be read and answered live on the air.

UCSB - a nationally recognized university in both academic and athletic excellence - is located on the central coast of California in a picturesque campus and community setting on the Pacific Ocean. Each year over 450 Division 1 Gaucho student-athletes compete for national championships, succeed in the classroom and give back to the community.