WIND/Chicago To Air Northern Illinois U. Football, Basketball
August 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM (PT)
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY football and men's and women's basketball will air on SALEM News-Talk WIND-A (AM 560 THE ANSWER)/CHICAGO this season under a new deal between the station and LEARFIELD SPORTS' HUSKIE SPORTS PROPERTIES. The station will carry all home football games and the weekly coaches' show, plus 12 men's basketball games and 3 women's games.
NIU Associate VP and Dir./Athletics SEAN T. FRAZIER said, "There's no doubt this partnership with AM 560 is going to be great for NIU fans across the region. HUSKIE fans will have one place to turn for every football game and all of our radio shows. I'm excited about the basketball component. Putting more basketball games on the radio in CHICAGO was a priority in our search for a new radio partner.
"Throughout this process, there was a lot of interest in the HUSKIES on the radio side, and we want to thank everyone involved in getting to this point, especially JEFF and his team at AM 560. We're excited to move forward with them in CHICAGO as we continue to build the network and build our brand across the region."
WIND GM JEFF REISMAN added, "I'm excited about our partnership with NIU Athletics. HUSKIE football has accrued more wins in the past five years than any other team in the state of ILLINOIS. They are a collegiate powerhouse, and the AM 560 team proudly welcomes HUSKIE nation and their fans to THE ANSWER."