Vanderbilt Football, Men's Basketball Move To WLAC
August 2, 2012 at 3:54 AM (PT)
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY football and men's basketball broadcasts are moving to CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLAC-A/NASHVILLE in a multi-year deal between the station and rights holder IMG COLLEGE. The COMMODORES were formerly heard on CUMULUS Classic Hits WRQQ, which recently changed format to Contemporary Christian as WLVU (K-LOVE) under new owner EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION; baseball and women's basketball remain on crosstown SOUTHERN WABASH COMMUNICATIONS Sports WNSR-A.
“We are extremely excited to announce this partnership with CLEAR CHANNEL and specifically with NEWSRADIO 1510 WLAC,” VANDERBILT Vice Chancellor and Athletics Dir. DAVID WILLIAMS II said. “Due to the station’s strength of signal and commitment to carry all of our programming for football and men’s basketball, we have a tremendous opportunity to grow the footprint of VANDERBILT Athletics, both across the Middle TENNESSEE region and beyond.”
“We are absolutely thrilled NEWSRADIO 1510 WLAC will be the official flagship station home for VANDERBILT football and men’s basketball for the next five years,” added CCM+E NASHVILLE VP/Market Manager DAN ENDOM. “We’re certain that this partnership will contribute to the growth and extension of two highly regarded heritage brands. The VANDERBILT football and men’s basketball programs will not only air on 1510 WLAC, but will be promoted through all of CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT NASHVILLE’s platforms, which include five broadcast radio stations, websites and events.”