ESPN/Utica Adds Duo For Afternoons, Gene Conte Named PD
June 8, 2011 at 6:11 AM (PT)
GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS Sports trimulcast WTLB-A-WIXT-A-WRNY-A/UTICA is adding FRED MILLER and GENE CONTE for an afternoon sports talk show. Their show will air from 3-5p weekdays under its new name, "The Cheap Seats," beginning JUNE 20th.
GALAXY CEO ED LEVINE said, "We have now teamed the greatest sports brand in the world, ESPN, with the best local sports talk hosts in THE MOHAWK VALLEY."
MILLER added, "Local sports fans, coaches and parents now have a central location to stay on top of the local, regional and national sports scene."
MILLER and CONTE have covered local sports in the area for five years under the "My Hometown Sports" banner. CONTE will also come aboard as PD for the ESPN trimulcast.
DAVE PERONI will also join ESPN radio as the local play-by-play announcer for high school sports. PERONI said, "FRED MILLER, MEAN GENE and ESPN RADIO ... that formula spells the best sports coverage in THE MOHAWK VALLEY. I'm thrilled to still be a part of this team with so many additional expansion opportunities as ESPN RADIO UTICA."