IMG Adds 13 More Stations to Network


FOOTBALL BLOG
By Andrew Giangola for WVUsports.com
August 12, 2013 11:33 AM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The West Virginia Mountaineers and IMG College continue to add new affiliates to their new radio network with 13 additional station affiliates from three states signing on to the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG. The new network for live WVU sports now has 35 affiliates. The new stations are:

· WCBC-AM / WCBC-FM in Cumberland, MD

· WCEF-FM in Ripley, WV

· WCHG-FM in Hot Springs, VA

· WNMP-FM in Marlinton, WV

· WVHU-AM in Huntington, WV

· WVLS-FM in Monterey, VA

· WVMR-AM / WVMR-FM in Dunmore-Hillsboro, WV

· WVRC-AM / WVRC-FM in Spencer, WV

· WWVA-AM / WBBD-AM in Wheeling, WV

The stations will air football and men’s basketball along with their respective coaches’ shows and a daily “Mountaineer Minute” report, with the exception of WVMR/WVMR-FM, WVLS-FM, WCHG-FM, and WNMP-FM, which are non-commercial stations and will carry football only. As non-commercial stations, the broadcasts will have underwritten corporate support.

“We are very excited to welcome this large group of station affiliates to the still-growing Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG,” said Chris Ferris, VP of Broadcasting for IMG College. “As we continue to grow and expand WVU’s fan base through the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG, we are open to discussing options for coverage in markets where owners/operators are interested in carrying WVU Athletics.”

West Virginia University and IMG College, which operates the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, formed a broad 12-year multimedia rights and sponsorship partnership including exclusive representation and management of game broadcasts and coaches’ shows on the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG beginning in the 2013-14 season.

Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG plans to add four hours of pre- and post-game coverage for WVU football. Pregame shows will expand from one hour to 3.5 hours and postgame shows to two hours from 30 minutes.

WVU’s current radio lineup on the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG includes:

WCBC-AM / WCBC-FM, Cumberland, MD
WCEF-FM, Ripley, WV
WCHG-FM, Hot Springs, VA
WDBS-FM / WKQV-FM, Sutton/Summersville, WV
WELD-FM, Fisher, WV
WEPM-AM / WLTF-FM, Martinsburg, WV
WETZ-AM / WYMJ-FM, New Martinsville, WV
WHAJ-FM, Bluefield, WV
WJAW-AM/ WJAW-FM, St. Mary’s, WV
WKMM-FM, Kingwood, WV
WKQR-FM, Mullens, WV
WMTD-FM, Hinton (Beckley), WV
WNMP-FM, Marlinton, WV
WRON-FM, Ronceverte, WV
WQWV-FM, Petersburg, WV
WTCS-AM /WRLF-FM, Fairmont, WV
WVBD-FM, Fayetteville, WV
WVHU-AM, Huntington, WV
WVLS-FM, Monterey, VA
WVMR-AM / WVMR-FM, Dunmore / Hillsboro, WV
WVOW-AM/WVOW-FM, Logan, WV
WVLS-FM, Monterey, VA
WVRC-AM /WVRC-FM, Spencer, WV
WWVA-AM / WBBD-AM, Wheeling, WV
WZST-FM, Morgantown, WV

About IMG College

IMG College is the nation’s leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College connects brands with the largest and most demographically attractive fan base in sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, sponsorship sales, licensing, marketing, ticketing, seating, fundraising, premium events and hospitality, stadium and arena development, and consulting. IMG College produces nearly 31,000 hours of radio programming on the largest sports network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, is the leading publisher of college sports publications and is the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visit www.imgcollege.com
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