O'Donnell Named Dir. Of Ops At ESPN 100.9-FM/Saginaw
August 7, 2008 at 5:27 AM (PT)
MICHIGAN RADIO COMMUNICATIONS Sports WLUN (ESPN 100.9-FM)/SAGINAW, MI names crosstown MEREDITH News-Talk WNEM-A and morning host former CBS affiliate WNEM-TV/SAGINAW News Producer JERRY O'DONNELL as Director of Operations. O'DONNELL will continue hosting on WNEM.
ESPN 100.9-FM and WNEM also announced that the stations will simulcast MICHIGAN STATE football and SAGINAW VALLEY LEAGUE high school football this season under a new joint sales agreement. ESPN 100.9-FM will also air SPARTANS men's basketball and the MSU coaches' shows. The high school games will air on both stations except for the first game on AUGUST 28, which will air only on WNEM-A.
"We are extremely thrilled to be associated with both the SPARTAN RADIO NETWORK and the SAGINAW VALLEY LEAGUE," said ESPN 100.9-FM President and GM PAUL BARBEAU. "Our partnership with the SVL strengthens our commitment to local sports, and we’re now able to better reach out to MICHIGAN STATE fans with our agreement with the SPARTAN NETWORK. By simulcasting both properties on our station and WNEM, our coverage area is expanded. It’s a win for us and for football fans in the TRI-CITIES."