WGN, Northwestern Renew Deal
January 23, 2009 at 8:37 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO inks a four-year renewal of its deal to air NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY football and men’s basketball. The new deal keeps the WILDCATS on WGN through the 2012-13 season. WGN Sports Director DAVE EANET continues in the booth handling play-by-play.
VP/GM TOM LANGMYER said, "In his first year as athletic director for NORTHWESTERN, JIM PHILLIPS has brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm. PAT FITZGERALD led the football team to a winning season in 2008 and BILL CARMODY's men's basketball team is off to a great start this season as well. We are proud to continue the tradition and partnership between WGN Radio and NORTHWESTERN University. ”
"We are extremely pleased that Northwestern Athletics will continue its long partnership with WGN-AM 720," said NORTHWESTERN Director of Athletics and Recreation JIM PHILLIPS. "WGN is one of the nation's premier radio stations and is the No. 1 station in CHICAGOLAND. We are truly excited that the Voice of CHICAGO and DAVE EANET will remain the voice of the WILDCATS for the next four years. Special thanks to TOM LANGMYER and his tremendous staff for all their hard work in finalizing this agreement."