Entercom and Brooklyn Nets Extend Broadcast Agreement
WFAN to Remain as Exclusive Flagship Radio Home of Nets
PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 7, 2018 – Entercom, the unrivaled leaders in sports radio, and the Brooklyn Nets have reached a new multi-year agreement that extends the team’s broadcast rights with New York’s WFAN through the 2020-21 season. These broadcast rights include airing regular season and any postseason games. In addition, WFAN will continue to be the home of the Nets in-depth pre and post-game coverage for all contests broadcast on the station.
“We’re proud to continue to be the radio home of the Nets,” said Susan Larkin, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom. “We remain committed to bringing our listeners and partners the most exciting sports content from their hometown teams.”
“We are excited to extend our partnership with WFAN, which continues to provide the Nets with a big voice in the nation’s largest market,” said Mike Zavodsky, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “WFAN has been a great radio partner since our relationship commenced in the 2004-05 season.”
Additional components of the agreement include:
· Custom content and web pages dedicated to the Brooklyn Nets and local basketball action available at wfan.radio.com.
· WCBS Newsradio 880, the team’s ancillary broadcast outlet, to provide game coverage of select matchups.
· WFAN on-air talent will occasionally broadcast shows live from Barclays Center before Nets games.
Chris Carrino currently serves as the radio play-by-play voice of the Nets alongside color analyst and former Wagner College men’s basketball head coach, Tim Capstraw.
Entercom is a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country.
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week 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).
About Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment:
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center; NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre; and Webster Hall. BSE manages and controls the Brooklyn Nets and its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders. Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and Parm Italian Restaurant & 40/40 CLUB by Tanduay Rum. NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. The Coliseum offers 14,500 seats for basketball, MMA and boxing, 13,900 for hockey, up to 15,000 for concerts, and 4,500 seats for its theater configuration. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partnerships and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.