Entercom Announces Broadcast Partnership Extension With Cleveland Browns
92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX to Continue as Flagship Stations of Team
PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 13, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Cleveland Browns today announced a multi-year broadcast partnership extension. As part of the extension, 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) and sister station 98.5 WNCX (WNCX-FM) will continue serving as flagship radio stations of the team, airing all Browns games plus pre and postgame shows as part of the 26-station University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network.
“With football season right around the corner, we’re excited to continue delivering premier coverage of the Browns to Cleveland’s biggest sports fans on two of our market-leading stations – both on the field and off of it,” said Tom Herschel, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Cleveland. “We value our long-standing partnership with the Cleveland Browns and look forward to many more seasons as the flagship radio stations of the team.”
“Through our flagship radio partnership, we have incredible opportunities and resources to consistently provide our fans with compelling radio programming on gamedays and throughout the year,” said Dave Jenkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Browns. “We greatly appreciate our partners’ efforts to bring our fans even closer to our players, coaches and entire team and are excited to continue to produce these shows with them in the years to come.”
92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX have served as homes of the Browns since 2013, helping to air over 1,000 hours of team content through gameday and ancillary programming. The stations’ gameday broadcasts will continue to include pregame coverage prior to kickoff and postgame analysis after the game concludes.
In addition to gameday coverage, 92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX will air weekly ancillary coverage. Effective immediately, the stations will air “The Cleveland Browns Preview Show” Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by 92.3 The Fan morning show host Ken Carman and former NFL player and on-air personality Je’Rod Cherry, the program will feature a weekly breakdown of the team’s roster, upcoming opponents, the latest NFL news and interviews with Browns players, as well as insights and analysis from other members of the Browns broadcast team. On Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, hosts Nathan Zegura and Beau Bishop will speak with Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski as part of “The Kevin Stefanski Show.”
Listeners can tune in to 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) in Cleveland on air, 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.
98.5 WNCX (WNCX-FM) can be heard in Cleveland on air, 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.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).