Georgia Southern University, Georgia Eagle Media At Odds Over Contract Payments
June 30, 2011 at 3:51 AM (PT)
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY has pulled the plug on its radio contract with GEORGIA State Senator CECIL STATON's GEORGIA EAGLE MEDIA due to "lack of payment," reports CBS affiliate WMAZ-TV/MACON.
The school claims that STATON's company owes it $52,000 in sales revenue and for travel expenses, and is taking operation of its radio network in-house as a result, according to a letter from Athletics Director SAM BAKER to STATON. WMAZ-TV reports that the parties exchanged letters over the issue, but STATON's last response on MAY 24th said, "As a local business, we are barely surviving the worst three years broadcast media has experienced in decades due to the bad economy. At just the most difficult time for us you simply send a letter saying that's it. No call to a friend. No word of warning." He asked the school to allow the contract to stand until JANUARY 1st, 2012 and give the company a chance to recoup expenses already made on the 2011 football season, but the school rejected STATON's request.
The games have been airing on a network headed by GEORGIA EAGLE's AC WPMX (EAGLE 102.9)/STATESBORO, GA.