Longtime Wisconsin H.S. Football Voice Changes Stations
September 18, 2007 at 5:34 AM (PT)
MAGNUM AC WNNO (MIX 106.9)/WISCONSIN DELLS will air PORTAGE HIGH SCHOOL sports this season starting FRIDAY, with the school's longtime radio voice FRED RECKLING making the move to MIX to handle play-by-play. RECKLING's former home, ZOE COMMUNICATIONS Oldies WPDR-A (OLDIES 1350)/PORTAGE, WI, will continue to broadcast the school's athletics events as well.
RECKLING, the team's voice for 29 years, told the PORTAGE DAILY REGISTER that he left WPDR after being told that the station did not have sufficient advertising revenue to cover the school's sports events this season, while the paper says that previous communication with WPDR indicated that the dropping of PORTAGE sports was not intended as permanent. WPDR did not carry the first game of the football season.