IMG Adds Three More to Network


By Andrew Giangola for WVUsports.com
August 16, 2013 01:50 PM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The West Virginia Mountaineers and IMG College announced today added three more stations: WEIR-AM Weirton, WV and WADC-AM / WHBR-FM in Parkersburg, WV.

The stations will carry WVU football and men’s basketball, these sports’ respective Coach’s Shows, and the “Mountaineer Minute” daily report. Additionally, and WADC-AM / WHBR-FM will carry women’s basketball and baseball games.

“We’re thrilled to carry on the tradition of Mountaineer football and basketball on WEIR in Weirton, WV,” said station owner Jay Philippone. “WVU Sports on the radio is very important to the fans in our listening area.”

“The Mountaineers have been a big part of Results Radio as long I can remember, and we are proud that tradition will continue this season in our partnership with IMG. Let’s Go Mountaineers!” said WADC-AM / WHBR-FM General Manager Don Staats.

“We want to welcome WEIR-AM and WADC-AM / WHBR-FM to the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG,” said Chris Ferris, VP of Broadcasting for IMG College, which operates the nation’s largest independent sports radio network. “We’re especially pleased to be adding baseball and women’s basketball coverage for listeners in the Parkersburg area.”

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. The network now has 40 affiliates carrying live WVU sports with more expected to be announced.

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
WMXE-FM, Charleston, WV
WNMP-FM, Marlinton, WV
WPDX-AM/FM, Clarksburg, 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
WEIA-AM, Weirton, WV
WZST-FM, Morgantown, WV
WADC-AM, Parkersburg, WV
WHBR-FM, Parkersburg, 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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