Entercom and Atlanta Hawks Extend, Grow Broadcast Partnership With New Multiyear Contract Agreement
92.9 The Game, the No. 1 Sports Talk Station in Atlanta, Remains Official Flagship Station of the Hawks
PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 31, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Atlanta Hawks announced a new multiyear contract extension of their broadcast partnership. The extension includes the broadcast of all 82 Hawks regular season and all postseason games on 92.9 The Game (WZGC-FM), the exclusive flagship home of the Atlanta Hawks since 2013, as well as 30-minute pre- and postgame shows. As part of the agreement, sister stations V-103 (WVEE-FM) and Star 94.1 (WSTR-FM) will provide additional promotional support.
“We have truly enjoyed our partnership with the Atlanta Hawks over the past six years and are looking forward to collaborating even further with the team,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue to partnering with a first-class organization who invests in their fans and community in a way that aligns with our own.”
“We are so excited to not only extend but grow our partnership with Entercom,” said Andrew Saltzman, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Atlanta Hawks. “92.9 The Game continues to be the preeminent sports talk station in Atlanta, and we are proud to have a radio partner with tremendous programming, expert talent calling the games and a passion for engaging fans throughout greater Atlanta.”
Play-by-play announcer and ‘Voice of the Hawks’ Steve Holman will return for his 35th season of broadcasting Hawks basketball. The four-time recipient of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award by the National Sports Media Association has never missed a Hawks regular season or playoff broadcast. Mike Conti, the current play-by-play voice of Atlanta United FC, will host the station’s pregame and postgame coverage for all games, as well as join Holman as an on-air announcer for select game broadcasts.
In addition to game broadcasts, 92.9 The Game will also continue to air Hawks-themed programming as part of its weekday shows. Every Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. ET, “The Morning Show with John & Hugh” will speak with Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk as part of the “Schlenk Report.” Every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. ET, the show will feature Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce, who will break down the games for fans. Hawks Chief Executive Officer Steve Koonin closes the week out on “Catching up with Koonin,” Friday’s at 4:40 p.m. ET during afternoon show “Dukes & Bell.”
Listeners can tune in 92.9 The Game (WZGC-FM) in Atlanta, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
92.9 The Game is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).