Radford University Basketball To Air On Cumulus New River Valley Stations
October 16, 2013 at 1:38 PM (PT)
RADFORD UNIVERSITY men's and women's basketball will air on CUMULUS stations in the NEW RIVER VALLEY area under a new two-year deal. Men's basketball will air on Sports WWBU (SUPER SPORTS 101.7)/BLACKSBURG, VA and women's games will air on Oldies WRAD-A (THE TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL). Men's games will also air on RADFORD's own noncommercial WVRU.
"We are thrilled to partner with CUMULUS NRV to carry HIGHLANDER Men's and Women's Basketball on the air," said Dir./Athletics ROBERT LINEBURG. "This will allow our alumni and fans in the area to be a part of the excitement surrounding our two basketball programs."
CUMULUS NRV Dir./Operations SCOTT STEVENS added, "SUPER SPORTS 101.7, THE TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL1460 AM WRAD, and CUMULUS BROADCASTING are excited to renew this relationship with the RADFORD UNIVERSITY Sports network. HIGHLANDER basketball, like our stations, is a vital part of our local community. We look forward to a great year for the HIGHLANDERS!"
"This new partnership with CUMULUS is a tremendous opportunity for our athletics department," said RICK WATSON, Dir./Broadcasting and Director of Sales and Sponsorships with RADFORD ATHLETICS and men's basketball play-by-play voice. "SUPER SPORTS 101.7 FM has a wide range frequency that allows our men's basketball games to be heard all over the NEW RIVER VALLEY. And we are equally excited that our women's basketball program will once again be carried on AM 1460-WRAD. This deal not only benefits the two basketball programs but also our University, as well as our corporate sponsors and alumni."
WATSON will be joined by STEPHEN BARBER for home men's games and TOM GALBRAITH for road men's games, with JAMIE FORREST producing and serving as studio host. ERIC WILSON will call the women's games.
RADFORD head basketball coaches MIKE JONES and MIKE MCGUIRE will make weekly appearances on Country WPSK (107 COUNTRY)/BLACKSBURG's morning show and will appear on the HIGHLANDER COACHES' SHOW every week.