BMS Brings Back College Football Package
October 3, 2007 at 4:41 PM (PT)
DAVID BRODY's BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES inks a deal to produce seven NCAA Division I football games on terrestrial radio in conjunction with GINO COMMUNICATIONS. The package aired on satellite radio last year and has been resurrected for terrestrial radio, starting with SATURDAY's YOUNGSTOWN STATE-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS game this SATURDAY. FRANK SANTORE, owner of GINO, will handle play-by-play with MIKE LEVINE as color commentator. 50,000-watt CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WCKY-A (1530 HOMER, THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/CINCINNATI will carry the games on a same-night tape-delayed basis.
"We were ready to shelve this project —- after it aired on satellite radio last year —- when, because of other broadcast commitments, our satellite venue was not available to us this year," said BRODY. "But when APPALACHIAN (STATE) pounded MICHIGAN, NORTHERN IOWA laid waste to IOWA STATE, and other FCS teams showed that this brand of football continues to grow, we (GINO COMMUNICATIONS and BMS) felt that the public should continue to hear college football the way it ought to be played on national radio."
Upcoming games to be aired in the package include ILLINOIS STATE at YOUNGSTOWN STATE on OCTOBER 20th and ILLINOIS STATE at NORTH DAKOTA STATE on NOVEMBER 3th.