Z96.5/Kalamazoo Renews As Western Michigan U. Sports Flagship
August 27, 2014 at 5:48 AM (PT)
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY sports will continue on MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS stations in the KALAMAZOO market under a contract extension with the BRONCO RADIO NETWORK.
Alternative WZOX (Z96.5)/KALAMAZOO remains the flagship for BRONCOS football, men’s basketball, and hockey, with some conflict hockey games bumped to sister Talk WKZO-A. Sister Alternative WVIC (94.1 THE EDGE)/LANSING will continue as a football affiliate, as will CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WBFX (101.3 THE BREW)/GRAND RAPIDS.
Basketball will also air on CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WMAX-F (96.1 ESPN)/GRAND RAPIDS, and CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WDFN-A/DETROIT will air selected football and basketball games. ROBIN HOOK returns to call football with JOHN CREEK handling color.
WMU Director of Athletics KATHY BEAUREGARD said, “We are very excited to continue our broadcast partnership with MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS and Z96.5. We appreciate their loyal commitment to our program, student athletes, alumni, and fans. We look forward to working with them into the future as our BRONCO RADIO NETWORK flagship station.”
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Regional Vice President MIKE KLEIN added, “MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS is excited to renew our affiliation with WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Athletics and we are proud to be the BRONCO RADIO NETWORK flagship for the 2014-15 season and for years to come. We greatly appreciate and value our relationship with WMU, President DUNN, KATHY BEAUREGARD, ROBIN HOOK, the coaches, student athletes, alumni, and fans. Go BRONCOS!”