CKLW, WOMC Ink Michigan Football Deal, Beckmann Remains Voice
May 25, 2006 at 8:22 AM (PT)
A deal has been reached to allow WJR-A/DETROIT host FRANK BECKMANN to continue to call UNIVERSITY OF MIGHIGAN football despite the team's move from WJR to crosstown CHUM LTD. Talk CKLW-A and CBS Oldies WOMC for the 2006 season.
The game coverage deal between HOST COMMUNICATIONS and CKLW and WOMC was officially announced TODAY, along with deals that will put 10 MICHIGAN hockey games and an hour-long weekly (for 40 weeks a year) WOLVERINES show on CBS Sports WXYT-A and the school's men's basketball team on CBS News-Talk WWJ-A. The football and basketball broadcasts will also be heard on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. WJR dropped coverage of MICHIGAN football and picked up rival MICHIGAN STATE football for the coming season.