Thursday, July 26, 2007
Men's basketball to move to WKOS-FM 104.9, while women's basketball and baseball to air on local Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation's AM stations
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael White (423) 439-4220
For the first time in school history, ETSU men's basketball games and coaches shows will air on the FM dial, with Citadel Broadcasting's WKOS-FM 104.9 The Peak serving as the flagship station for the Buccaneers. The Bucs will no longer air on their longtime home of WJCW-AM 910, but will be gaining a new signal that will be available at the same strength at all times.
"Now our fans will be able to enjoy a more consistent radio signal both day and night, especially in areas such as
Citadel Broadcasting's willingness to move the Bucs to the FM dial was a key to making the new frequency available, especially after so many years on WJCW.
"Citadel Broadcasting is proud to carry on the tradition of being the flaghip station for the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers," said Citadel's Sales and
While ETSU men's basketball games and coaches' shows are moving to FM, games for both women's basketball and baseball will be heard this season on a trio of AM stations owned by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation. The stations that will air those games include WKTP-AM 1590 in
"We at the WKPT Radio Network and thrilled and delighted to be partnering with East Tennessee State University to carry baseball and women's basketball for the upcoming 2007-08 sports campaign," said HVBC Executive Vice President/General Manager David Widener.
According to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Michael White, the move to these stations makes sense for fans, as well as advertisers on the network broadcasts.
"Before we had an AM flagship which did not offer a consistent coverage of the Tri-Cities at all times of the day," White said. "Now, we have an FM broadcast for our men's basketball games and coaches shows that gives advertisers a chance to reach everyone in the Tri-Cities, not to mention our network's radio affiliate reach which includes 10 stations spread throughout
Broadcast schedules for the upcoming season will be released in the next few weeks. For more on the Mountain States Health Alliance Buccaneer Sports Network, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the network logo.
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