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Lee Patterson


AIA Skip Bryant Award Recipient

Lee Patterson is the Sports Director and Play by Play voice at KATO 1230 in Safford Arizona. The 2017/2018 season marks his 18th year on the air covering Southeastern Arizona High Schools. In his 18 seasons, Lee has called more than 200 football games and over 300 basketball games for Fort Thomas, Pima, Thatcher and Safford High Schools. Including 13 State Football Championship games and 22 State Basketball Championship Games. Lee is a proud graduate of Elfrida Valley Union High School where he was an All-Conference athlete in football and baseball; Lee continued his education at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher before taking his current job at the radio station in February of 2000. Lee currently resides in Safford with his wife of 13 years, Amanda.

"I've been lucky to have great student athletes to cover in Southeastern Arizona, without them excelling in their sport, there is no broadcast." -- Lee Patterson


Events for the week of November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday - AIA Office Closed - 7:00 am - 11:59 pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6A Conference Meeting - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SLAC Meeting - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Badminton Sports Advisory Committee Meeting - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Strategic Planning Meeting - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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