Notre Dame Football, Men's Basketball Returning To WMVP (ESPN 1000)/Chicago
June 21, 2016 at 1:42 PM (PT)
ESPN Sports WMVP-A (ESPN CHICAGO 1000)/CHICAGO will serve as the flagship for NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY football and men's basketball under a new multiyear agreement with the school and IMG COLLEGE. WMVP was the FIGHTING IRISH flagship in 1999-2005; crosstown CUMULUS News-Talk WLS-A has been airing the games since the 2005-06 season. WMVP will produce the basketball broadcasts, while rights holder IMG's NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NETWORK will produce football broadcasts.
“In the world of college sports, there is nothing more prestigious to a broadcaster than teaming with NOTRE DAME,” said WMVP GM JIM PASTOR. “Returning NOTRE DAME football and basketball to our airwaves is great news for their legion of fans in CHiCAGO and a great addition to ESPN 1000’s menu of championship play by play offerings.”
“We are pleased to be partnering with CHICAGOLAND’s leader in sports, ESPN 1000,” said NOTRE DAME Senior Associate Athletics Director for Media Operations and Branding DAN SKENDZEL. “In addition to the live broadcasts of NOTRE DAME football and basketball games, in-depth programming in the form of the JACK SWARBRICK, BRIAN KELLY and MIKE BREY Shows will now be available on CHICAGO radio.”