Samford U. Football, Men's Basketball Move To 99.5 The Vibe/Birmingham
July 2, 2013 at 4:05 AM (PT)
SAMFORD UNIVERSITY sports will air on CUMULUS Top 40 WZRR (99.5 THE VIBE) and Sports WJOX-A (690 THE FAN)/BIRMINGHAM this season in the first year of a new multi-year agreement between the stations and newly-formed SAMFORD SPORTS PROPERTIES. Football and men's basketball will air on WZRR and the "INSIDE SAMFORD SPORTS" weekly coaches' show will air on THE FAN on MONDAYS noon-1p (CT).
"We are extremely excited to be working with SAMFORD for the next several years," said CUMULUS Regional VP/Market Manager JOHN J. WALKER. "It is a natural fit to add the university to our CUMULUS family since we are the SOUTH's broadcast leader in college athletics."
The school's own noncommercial WVSU will continue to air women's basketball and baseball. SAMFORD SPORTS PROPERTIES Director and Executive Producer MIKE GRACE will continue as play-by-play voice, with Sports WJOX-F host SCOT HARRISON as color commentator for football and men's basketball home games and SAMFORD Sports Information Director ZAC SCHREIBER back as men's basketball analyst for road games. DAVID MCDANIEL will return as host and sideline reported for football and play-by-play voice for women's basketball.