LYNX BROADCAST PARTNERS
Lynx games are carried locally by BOB 106.1 FM.
Radio Play-By-Play Announcer
Alan Horton completed his first season as the play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Lynx in 2008. Horton called every Lynx game on the team's radio home, BOB 106.1 FM. Horton also handles the radio play-by-play duties for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He came to the Timberwolves and Lynx after spending the summer of 2007 calling the Seattle Storm's games, as well as serving as the executive producer of the Seattle SuperSonics radio network. A native of Massachusetts, Horton spent 10 years in Southern California as a sports broadcaster on both radio and television. In addition to his time with the Storm, his play-by-play experience includes the San Diego Padres, San Diego State University football, men's and women's basketball and baseball, as well as high school football. Horton lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Amy, and their son, Andre.
John Focke joined the Minnesota Lynx as producer and studio host before the 2008 season. Prior to joining the Timberwolves and Lynx, Focke was the voice of Northern Michigan University Hockey as well as the host of the University's football and basketball pregame, half-time and post game shows, in addition to providing color commentary for the games. A native of St. Paul, Focke graduated from Ohio University in 2002 before starting his career as a sports director at KATE Radio in Albert Lea where he called play by play for the local high school and covered the Wolves, Twins, Vikings, Wild and Gophers. Focke also spent a year with the Minnesota Wild as a part time producer with their Radio Network.
Select Lynx games are carried locally by Fox Sports Net North.
Television Play-By-Play Announcer
Dave Benz, a graduate of Oswego State University (Oswego, NY,) joins the broadcast team this season and brings a wealth of experience and versatility to Minnesota with over 20 years in the sports industry.
Benz comes to the Twin Cities from the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as host, anchor and reporter for Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area. There he had the opportunity to cover the Giants 2010 World Series title and the 49ers run to the NFC Championship game as a pre and postgame show host. His lengthy career has afforded him the opportunity to regularly cover a number of NBA teams including roles as pre and postgame host for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. He has also had roles covering the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets.
Dave Benz and his wife Sacha have one child, Brendan who is three.