University Of South Florida Sports To Air On WWBA-A And WHBO-A/Tampa
July 6, 2015 at 4:06 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA sports will air on GENESIS News-Talk WWBA-A (NEWS TALK FLORIDA) and Sports WHBO-A (SPORTS TALK FLORIDA 1040 THE TEAM)/TAMPA under a new deal between the station and rights holder USF/IMG RADIO NETWORK. WWBA will air football, men's basketball, playoff baseball, and night women's basketball games; WHBO will carry daytime women's basketball and regular season baseball. JIM LOUK and MARK ROBINSON return to call BULLS football with KAWIKA MITCHELL as sideline reporter and JUSTIN PAWLOWSKI and JIM LIGHTHALL hosting pre- and post-game shows. LIGHTHALL returns to call men's basketball as well, and MIKE LEFKO will be back calling women's basketball and baseball.
USF Director of Athletics MARK HARLAN said, “We are excited for the opportunity to increase the signal strength and accessibility of our radio network in the BAY AREA and statewide. We hope to provide the opportunity for more BULLS fans to tune in to what we anticipate will be a very exciting time for USF Athletics, and look forward to a productive relationship with 820 AM and its sister station 1040 AM.”
“Expanding on its prior relationship with USF Athletics in the ORLANDO market, GENESIS is very pleased to include its showcase Bay Area radio station AM 820 News, WWBA,” GENESIS BROADCASTING President and CEO BRUCE MADURI said. “This station’s footprint, with its vast coverage of the west coast of FLORIDA, will provide BULLS’ fans unprecedented coverage across the state. With its partnership, GENESIS offers a modern media company approach connecting USF Athletics to passionate sports audiences across the channels of radio, digital, video and social through its SPORTS TALK FLORIDA brands. It’s a very exciting time to be part of the USF Athletics organization.”