Four More Stations Sign on With Network


By Andrew Giangola for WVUsports.com
August 05, 2013 09:05 AM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The West Virginia Mountaineers and IMG College continue to add new affiliates to their new radio network with four additional station affiliates joining the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG: WDBS-FM / WKQV-FM in Sutton, WV, WVBD-FM in Fayetteville, WV, and WRON-FM in Ronceverte, WV.

The stations will each air football and men’s basketball along with their respective coaches’ shows and a daily “Mountaineer Minute” report.

The new Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG now has 20 affiliate stations covering WVU sports. The network’s broadcasts will also be available to fans on WVUSports.com, the official athletic website of West Virginia Athletics.

“Summit Media is very happy to be able to continue to air the WVU Mountaineers football and basketball games from MSN and IMG College for the 2013-14 seasons,” said Summit Media Owner/Operator Al Sergi. “WDBS The BOSS 97 FM with a huge statewide signal is a long-time affiliate dating back to the mid '80s, and we have a large number of Mountaineer fans eager for the new season to begin. WVBD 100.7 FM Fayetteville-Oak Hill-Beckley serves a large base of fans in the greater Beckley area. We look forward to a long relationship with IMG College."

“‘The Greenbrier Valley is Mountaineer country, and WRON is proud to continue our 40-plus years of broadcast coverage of the Mountaineers for our loyal listeners!’” said Michael Kidd, Managing Partner, Radio Greenbrier, LLC.

West Virginia University and IMG College, which operates the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, recently 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 includes:

WDBS-FM / WKQV-FM,vSutton, 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
WRLF/WTCS-FM, Fairmont, WV
WRON-FM, Ronceverte, WV
WQWV-FM, Petersburg, WV
WVBD-FM, Fayetteville,
WVOW/WVOW-FM, Logan, 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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MSN from IMG, Mountaineer football, West Virginia University Mountaineers


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