One good announcement; one bad announcement.
First, the good news. NC State has entered the 21st century of FM radio coverage.
NC State officials announced today that an agreement has been reached involving its rights holder, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Broadcasting Corporation to partner with CBC station Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM. The agreement moves Wolfpack sports programming to the FM side of the dial and solidifies NC Stateâ€™s flagship radio partnership through the 2016-2017 seasons.
Mix 101.5 WRAL FM is one of the most powerful (100,000 watt) and popular stations in the Triangle and surrounding areas. Radio broadcasts for the Football and Menâ€™s Basketball season will move to Mix 101.5 starting with the NC State vs. Central Florida football match-up on Sept. 1. â€œOur relationship with NC State has been a great one over the years and we are extremely excited about expanding our affiliation with the University through this radio broadcast agreement,â€ Jim Goodmon, President of CBC said.
WCMC 99.9-FM will carry the weekly Tom Oâ€™Brien and Sidney Lowe coachâ€™s call-in shows on Monday nights. The first Tom Oâ€™Brien show will debut on Monday, August 26, 2007. The Wolfpack Sports Networkâ€™s coverage of the ACC Menâ€™s Basketball Tournament will also be carried on WCMC-FM, with the exception of NC State games broadcast on Mix 101.5 WRAL FM.
Now, the horrible news.
Lee Fowler, N.C. Stateâ€™s athletics director since 2000, has signed a contract extension through 2013.
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