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VYPE Announces Partnership With 15-Year Publisher and Media Veteran Mark Rodgers

By on July 28, 2011 12:00 am



Oklahoma City, OK—July 26th, 2011. VYPE Oklahoma has provided Oklahomans with the best in high school publications over the last seven years. In July, VYPE Oklahoma has announced the partnership with Mark Rodgers, publisher of the Pigskin Preview in Oklahoma over the past decade and a half.
Rodgers, who hosts the Middle of the Day show on WWLS The Sports Animal and is the former sports director at KOCO Channel 5, will be involved in content operations and business relations with VYPE Oklahoma, specializing in the OKC area and the west side of the state.
In August, readers of Central Oklahoma will have the pleasure of receiving the Mark Rodgers’ Pigskin Preview, Presented by VYPE Oklahoma. This will be the August issue of VYPE Central Oklahoma and will have insight, analysis, and rankings from Rodgers himself.
“Mark Rodgers brings a level of experience and name recognition that is invaluable,” said VYPE Oklahoma Publisher Austin Chadwick. “There has been a great level of mutual respect and a good relationship in the past, but now is the time to engage in a partnership that will enhance the brand of VYPE Oklahoma even further throughout the state. Mark Rodgers will be a large part of that moving forward.”
VYPE OK will be adding its fifth regional market of Oklahoma with the VYPE Southwest Oklahoma magazine in August. VYPE SWOK will join the regions of Northwest Oklahoma, Three Rivers Oklahoma, the Tulsa area, and the Oklahoma City area in delivering readers a high-quality publication on a regular basis. Plans for launch in Southeast Oklahoma and North Oklahoma are slated for 2012. Rodgers will be an integral part of the growth throughout the state.
“There has been a good relationship between myself and VYPE,” said Rodgers. “I look forward to combining our great passion for high school sports. It’s a partnership that has made sense for a long time and I’m happy this day has arrived. I’m excited about working with (Austin) Chadwick and the team at VYPE to continue to promote the growth of VYPE in the state of Oklahoma.”

VYPE Oklahoma has recently been awarded the contract for the OSSAA state tournament programs starting in 2011 and will be using its statewide platform to enhance the programs for all state tournament events. Readers of the programs will have insight from Rodgers, VYPE’s Steve Marshall, Bill Huddleston and Brad Heath. These programs will be delivered in full-color and high-quality for each OSSAA sport.
Be sure to pick up the Mark Rodgers Pigskin Preview Presented by VYPE Oklahoma in the Central Oklahoma and surrounding areas in mid-August. This special edition will be available at 7-11’s, Arby’s and all Central Oklahoma high schools.

Also be sure to catch the VYPE Oklahoma Football Preview that is already on sale throughout the state of Oklahoma at WalMarts and other magazine retailers.
For more information on VYPE Oklahoma or for feedback or interviews, please contact 918-495-1771 or email

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