WTIC Inks Deal To Continue As UConn Sports Flagship
September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTCUT football and men's and women's basketball will remain with CBS RADIO Talk WTIC-A/HARTFORD under a new multi-year deal between the station and rights holder UCONN-IMG SPORTS NETWORK. WTIC has been the HUSKIES' flagship for 20 years; IMG COLLEGE took over the broadcast rights management for the school this season. JOE D'AMBROSIO will return to call football and men's basketball, with WAYNE NORMAN as analyst. KEVIN NATHAN will serve as sideline reporter and BOB JOYCE as pre- and post-game host for football, and JOYCE will call women's basketball as well.
"WTIC NEWS TALK1080 is proud to continue our longstanding relationship with the UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, along with our new partner UCONN IMG SPORTS MARKETING," said WTIC SVP/Market Manager SUZANNE MCDONALD. "We look forward to the continued tradition of serving the 2.5 million listeners who tune in to our broadcasts of the UCONN football and men's and women's basketball games."
"We are very pleased that WTIC NEWS TALK 1080 will continue to serve as the flagship station of UCONN athletics and look forwards to working with our partners at IMG to build the best radio network possible," said UCONN Director of Athletics WARDE MANUEL. "Generations of HUSKY fans have grown up listening to UCONN on WTIC and we are glad that will continue. In addition, we feel that our listeners will enjoy the enhancements that IMG brings to our product."
"We're excited to team with WTIC to bring every game to UCONN fans across the state of CONNECTICUT," said UCONN IMG SPORTS MARKETING GM TOM MURPHY. "Our partnership with WTIC will guarantee fans an unmatched connection to the HUSKIES for the next several years."