U. Of Alabama, WJOX, WFFN Ink Extension
February 14, 2013 at 4:46 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA sports will stay with CUMULUS MEDIA's BIRMINGHAM stations and TOWNSQUARE MEDIA's TUSCALOOSA cluster under a contract extension through rights holder LEARFIELD SPORTS' CRIMSON TIDE SPORTS MARKETING. The extension is for five more years. CUMULUS Sports WJOX-A-F/BIRMINGHAM and TOWNSQUARE Country WFFN (95.3 THE BEAR) and Sports WDGM (THE DEUCE)/TUSCALOOSA will remain the football game coverage outlets. In BIRMINGHAM, the weekly "HEY COACH!" and football coach NICK SABAN's show will air on the FM side and women's basketball, baseball, and "CRIMSON TIDE TODAY" will air on the AM side. In TUSCALOOSA, baseball and SABAN's show will air on WFFN, with women's basketball, softball, and "HEY COACH!" airing on THE DEUCE.
“CUMULUS MEDIA in BIRMINGHAM and TOWNSQUARE MEDIA in TUSCALOOSA have done an excellent job providing quality programming and game coverage for ALABAMA Athletics, and we’re certainly pleased and proud of the continued relationship with them moving forward,” said ALABAMA Athletic Dir. MAL MOORE.
“CUMULUS and TOWNSQUARE have proven to be excellent partners of ALABAMA Athletics, and we’re glad the relationship is continuing, giving our fans first-rate programming. Roll TIDE!” said CRIMSON TIDE Sports Marketing GM JIM CARABIN.