Entercom and Georgia State University Athletics Announce New Broadcast Partnership
92.9 THE GAME to Broadcast Georgia State Football Games, News & Talk 1380 to Air Men’s and Women’s Basketball
PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 9, 2018 – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced a new exclusive broadcast partnership with Georgia State University. As part of the agreement, 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM) and News & Talk 1380 (WAOK-AM) in Atlanta will broadcast all Georgia State University Athletics football, men’s and women’s basketball games. The partnership is effective at the start of the 2018-19 season.
“Expanding our sports contents is an important part of our strategy to remain as the leaders in sports radio,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Atlanta. “We remain strong advocates of our local community and of delivering quality content to our city and beyond. This agreement with Georgia State University is another step in that direction and we look forward to an exciting season with an excellent sports program.”
“We are pleased to join the Entercom team as a new avenue to provide more game coverage and market our teams throughout the metro Atlanta area,” said Charlie Cobb, Director of Athletics, Georgia State University. “This agreement offers us more promotional exposure while working with the leader in the Atlanta sports market.”
All football games will air on 92.9 THE GAME. News & Talk 1380 (WAOK-AM), the team’s ancillary broadcast outlet, will provide game coverage of select matchups. The news station will broadcast all men’s basketball games. All women’s basketball games will air on WSTR HD2.
As part of the partnership, 92.9 THE GAME will also host weekly interviews with Georgia State football coach Shawn Elliott on “Mornings with John and Hugh,” weekdays from 6:00 a.m. ET to 10:00 a.m. ET. Men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter will join “Dukes and Bell” in a weekly interview on weekdays from 2:00 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET.
The partnership between Entercom and Georgia State University was facilitated by Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, a sports marketing and media sales organization.
Listeners can tune in to 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM) in Atlanta on-air, as well as nationwide on the Radio.com app. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
92.9 THE GAME is a part of Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country.
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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 Georgia State University
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University Athletics fosters a culture of success through academic achievement, competitive greatness, ethical behavior, social responsibility, and community engagement that educates and transforms a diverse group of talented student-athletes into future leaders. With 16 varsity sports, including the state’s third FBS football program, Georgia State competes at the Division I level in the Sun Belt Conference. Since 2013, Georgia State has won nine Sun Belt titles, while its student-athletes have been recognized with more than 20 All-America awards and more than 200 all-conference honors, to go along with a league-leading Graduation Success Rate. Academically, Georgia State student-athletes have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average for 20 consecutive semesters. The combined cumulative GPA for all Panther student-athletes now stands at 3.24, the highest figure on record.