Sept. 18, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University Athletics, Citadel Broadcasting, and Nelligan Sports Marketing announced today that 790 WPRV-AM will be the broadcast partner of the Brown Bears football, men's basketball, and men's ice hockey teams beginning this weekend and extending through the 2012-2013 season.
790 WPRV-AM will provide live broadcasts of all ten football games, all men's basketball home and away regular and postseason games, and a minimum of five men's ice hockey games each season. Each game broadcast will feature pre- and post-game shows and will be streamed live via the internet.
Additionally, and beginning next Thursday evening (9/25) from 7-8pm, 790 WPRV-AM will broadcast the weekly Phil Estes Football Coaches Show. In the winter, the Jesse Agel Men's Basketball Coaches Show will take to the airwaves. These shows will also be streamed live via the internet.
Scott Cordischi, the long-time radio voice of the Bears, will resume his role as play-by-play announcer during game broadcasts and will host the coaches shows.
"We are very excited about this radio partnership with Citadel and 790 WPRV," Brown University's Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger said. "This relationship will allow Brown fans around the region and around the world to follow and support our outstanding student-athletes."
"We look forward to the excitement of Brown University Athletics on 790 RI True Oldies Station," said Barbara Haynes, General Manager at Citadel Broadcasting. "We are grateful to Brown University and Nelligan Sports Marketing for their choice of 790 WPRV"
"Our new partnership with Citadel Broadcasting, which includes an expanded media platform, will give Brown Athletics a greater presence in this competitive region," said Vice President of Nelligan Sports Marketing, John Egan. "This will allow us to continue to maximize the value for our corporate partners, while making the most of Brown's rich tradition."
790 WPRV-AM is the home of `Imus in the Morning' and True Oldies throughout the day. Citadel Broadcasting is the largest pure play radio company in the United States, with a strong national footprint reaching more than 50 markets. The company is comprised of 165 FM stations and 58 AM stations in the nation's leading markets. In addition to a strong national footprint, Citadel Broadcasting also owns and operates ABC Radio Networks, which creates and distributes programming to more than 4,000 affiliates.