Villanova Men's Basketball, Football Moving To WIP-A
October 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WIP-A/PHILADELPHIA, soon to end its mostly-simulcast of WIP-F to become a full affiliate of the new CBS SPORTS RADIO network, will be the new flagship for VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY men's basketball and football, starting with the 2012-13 basketball season on NOVEMBER 9th. The WILDCATS, whose rights are held by IMG, have been airing on the AM side of GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN-A-F (97.5 THE FANATIC), but that AM station has been sold to FAMILY STATIONS and will be flipping to Religion.
WIP-A will also air coaches' shows for the WILDCATS, including "TALKING VILLANOVA BASKETBALL WITH JAY WRIGHT" beginning in DECEMBER and "TALKING VILLANOVA FOOTBALL WITH ANDY TALLEY" next season.
"We are pleased to partner with WIP, a recognized sports programming leader in the DELAWARE VALLEY," said VILLANOVA Director of Athletics VINCE NICASTRO. "This new agreement ensures that the NOVA NATION fans in our region will continue to have the opportunity to hear every VILLANOVA men's basketball and football game on one of the top sport destinations on the radio dial."
"SPORTSRADIO 610 WIP is thrilled to be the new home of VILLANOVA men's basketball and football," said CBS RADIO PHILADELPHIA SVP/Market Mgr. MARC RAYFIELD. "Both are premier programs in the DELAWARE VALLEY and across the country and we look forward to working with great coaches like ANDY TALLEY and JAY WRIGHT!"
"We are very excited to partner with WIP and the CBS PHILLY RADIO family and look forward to working with them to deliver many hours of VILLANOVA programming to the WILDCAT fans," added VILLANOVA IMG SPORTS NETWORK GM CRAIG CURTIS. "In addition we're delighted to help our clients get their name and message out to millions of passionate fans who are potential customers throughout PHILADELPHIA and SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA on the strength of WIP's signal."
"We're so happy to welcome WIP to the VILLANOVA family," said WRIGHT. "I have always appreciated the opportunities through the years to appear on the air with ANGELO CATALDI and the crew in the morning and with ANTHONY GARGANO in the afternoon. WIP is a big part of the sports scene in PHILLY and we're excited to now be part of the team."