WSCR Joins Fighting Illini Radio Network
April 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE)/CHICAGO is joining LEARFIELD SPORTS' FIGHTING ILLINI SPORTS PROPERTIES' ILLINI SPORTS NETWORK, with UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS men's basketball starting on the station this FALL and football in 2014. The games are moving from crosstown SALEM Talk WIND-A (AM 670 THE ANSWER), which will air football this FALL in the final year of its contract with the ILLINI network.
ILLINOIS Dir. of Athletics MIKE THOMAS said, "This is very exciting news for FIGHTING ILLINI fans throughout the MIDWEST. The signal strength and coverage area of WSCR 670 THE SCORE is tremendous, giving our fans the very best ability to listen to FIGHTING ILLINI football and basketball. WSCR 670 THE SCORE has an outstanding reputation as an all-sports station in the CHICAGO market, which is a great asset in spreading the FIGHTING ILLINI brand through the region. We appreciate our relationship with WIND-AM 560 over the past several years, and through the upcoming football season. It's been a great partnership. We look forward to working with WSCR 670 THE SCORE In any way possible as our agreement begins with the 2013-14 men's basketball season."
CBS RADIO CHICAGO SVP and Market Manager ROD ZIMMERMAN added, "We're extremely proud to carry the FIGHTING ILLINI in the coming years, and we look forward to delivering the game action and coaches' shows to our listening audience in the CHICAGO area and beyond to help extend the brand over the airwaves. We're also pleased that we're able to continue to clear DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS' games on WSCR when not conflicting with an ILLINI game."
"WSCR has incredible reach not just in the CHICAGO market, but much of the U.S. and parts of CANADA, and we're pleased to be able to bring the FIGHTING ILLINI to its listening audience," said FIGHTING ILLINI SPORTS PROPERTIES GM CHRIS ANDREWS. "We wanted to tap into 670's strong signal strength and reputation as an exceptional AM station to reach as many ILLINOIS fans as possible."