106.7 The Fan to be new Blue Raider Network flagship
Station will carry football, men's basketball, and select women's basketball gamesJuly 28, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro and Cumulus Broadcasting announced today that WNFN 106.7 FM - The Fan will be Nashville's flagship radio affiliate for the Blue Raider Network beginning with the 2006-07 season. The agreement is a one-year deal with the option to renew for a second season.
The station will carry live all Blue Raider football and men's basketball games, along with a select number of women's basketball contests. The agreement also calls for 106.7 The Fan to air the Rick Stockstill and Kermit Davis radio shows. The Rick Stockstill show will air on Wednesday nights from 7 PM - 8 PM, while the Kermit Davis show will be broadcast on Monday's at the same time.
The local flagship station for the Blue Raider Network will remain WGNS 1450 AM in Murfreesboro.
"We have always said we are middle Tennessee's team and this partnership with 106.7 will strengthen that even further," said Massaro. "Our radio coverage is something we had to improve and this is a step in the right direction. The Nashville market is very important to our success because we have more alumni in the midstate area than any other university."
106.7 - The Fan is an ESPN all-sports radio station in Nashville covering the midstate area and is owned and operated by Cumulus Broadcasting. The station will increase its signal strength in the very near future.
The station is home to the very popular ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning Show, along with ESPN's Dan Patrick Show in the middle of the day, and the new local afternoon Sports show "The Sports Guys" with Bob Bell, Boots Donnelly, and Jonathan Shaffer.
"We are extremely excited to have Middle Tennessee football and basketball on 106.7 The Fan," said Steve Dickert, market manager. "We know that current and former students will enjoy having the expanded Middle Tennessee coverage of all these games. As the Nashville flagship of the Blue Raiders, we look forward to seeing the athletic program reach new heights."
The first Blue Raider broadcast on 106.7 will be on August 30 for the Rick Stockstill Show, while the first game will be the football season opener on August 31 against Florida International.
The broadcasters for the upcoming season will be announced at a later date.
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