ATLANTA – Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced a new exclusive broadcast partnership with Georgia State Athletics. As part of the agreement, 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM) and News & Talk 1380 (WAOK-AM) in Atlanta will broadcast all Georgia State football, men’s and women’s basketball games. The partnership is effective at the start of the 2018-19 season.
All football games will air on 92.9 THE GAME. News & Talk 1380 (WAOK-AM), the team’s ancillary broadcast outlet, will provide game coverage of select matchups. The news station will broadcast all men’s basketball games. All women’s basketball games will air on WSTR-FM – HD2.
As part of the partnership, 92.9 THE GAME will also host weekly interviews with Georgia State football coach Shawn Elliott on “Mornings with John and Hugh,” weekdays from 6:00 a.m. ET to 10:00 a.m. ET. Men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter will join “Dukes and Bell” in a weekly interview on weekdays from 2:00 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET.
“We are pleased to join the Entercom team as a new avenue to provide more game coverage and market our teams throughout the metro Atlanta area,” said Charlie Cobb, Director of Athletics, Georgia State University. “This agreement offers us more promotional exposure while working with the leader in the Atlanta sports market.”
“Expanding our sports contents is an important part of our strategy to remain as the leaders in sports radio,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President, and Market Manager, Entercom Atlanta. “We remain strong advocates of our local community and of delivering quality content to our city and beyond. This agreement with Georgia State University is another step in that direction and we look forward to an exciting season with an excellent sports program.”
The partnership between Entercom and Georgia State University was facilitated by Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, a sports marketing, and media sales organization.
Listeners can tune in to 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM) in Atlanta on-air, as well as nationwide on the Radio.com app. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
92.9 THE GAME is a part of Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country.
- With the new agreement, men’s basketball will be heard on a station with 25-times greater wattage and signal, expanding the reach for a squad coming off a second NCAA tournament appearance in the last four years.
- The relationship includes a stronger marketing presence for Georgia State on 92.9 The Game. 92.9 THE GAME features locally produced programs hosted by familiar Atlanta voices, along with headline updates every 20 minutes and a full lineup of NFL and college football play-by-play coverage. 92.9 THE GAME is the official home of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta United.
- Longtime Voice of the Panthers Dave Cohen will return as the play-by-play man, while Harper LeBel and Sam Crenshaw will continue as a part of all football games. One change in the format for football broadcasts will be shortening the pregame from two hours to 90 minutes.
- All games will continue to be heard on GeorgiaStateSports.com and the GSU Mobile App.
The football season starts Aug. 30, against Kennesaw State. For ticket information, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.