Entercom Extends Broadcast Partnership with Carolina Panthers
News Talk 1110 WBT to Remain as Flagship Station for Carolina Panthers Football
PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 23, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Carolina Panthers today announced a new multi-year broadcast partnership extension. As part of the agreement, Charlotte station News Talk 1110 WBT (WBT-AM) will continue to serve as the exclusive flagship home of the Carolina Panthers. Sister station WFNZ (WFNZ-AM) will provide promotional support.
“We are thrilled and excited to continue this valued partnership with the Carolina Panthers,” said Matthew Hanlon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Charlotte. “Since the team’s inception, fans have needed a place to turn to for exceptional coverage of the Panthers and I’m proud WBT is given the opportunity to be that voice.”
“Since 2005, WBT has been our flagship radio station and we look forward to continuing this long-standing partnership,” said Tom Glick, President, Carolina Panthers. “WBT and WFNZ play important roles on game days and throughout the football season, ensuring that Panthers fans have access to local radio coverage of our team’s impact both on the field and in the community.”
As part of the partnership extension, Panthers legends Steve Smith Sr., Damione Lewis and Muhsin Muhammad will contribute to WFNZ segments. News Talk 1110 WBT will continue to carry all Panthers game broadcasts with Mick Mixon and Jim Szoke providing play-by-play coverage. In addition, the agreement includes the continuation of pregame and postgame shows, including “The Coaches Show” on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
Listeners can tune in to News Talk 1110 WBT (WBT-AM) in Charlotte 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.
News Talk 1110 WBT is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the current leader in local sports coverage, has over 300 stations and 3,000 podcasts. 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).
About the Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers became the 29th National Football League franchise on October 26, 1993. The Panthers began play in the 1995 season, winning an expansion-team-record seven games. In 24 seasons, Carolina has won six division titles, including three consecutive NFC South division titles from 2013-15. The Panthers have played in 17 playoff games, winning two NFC Championships and appearing in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers are one of just three NFC teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances in the last 16 years. David A. Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P. and a well-known philanthropist, is the owner of the Carolina Panthers. Truly representing both Carolinas, the Panthers play their home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., just miles from the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Serving the two-state region is a priority for the team. The Panthers work with over 3,800 community partners, non-profit agencies and schools in the Carolinas each year and are committed to positively impacting the region by providing philanthropic funding, resources and opportunities throughout the Carolinas.