UConn and WTIC News Talk 1080, and more importantly, the UConn-IMG Sports Network has announced a new multi-year agreement to broadcast football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball games and all pre-game and post-game programming.
WTIC News Talk 1080, the only 50,000-watt AM station in the state, has been the radio flagship station of UConn athletics for 20 seasons. But this is first time UConn radio rights are held by IMG College, which is the Huskies’ multi-media rights partner.
What does this mean? Well, football and men’s basketball will again be called UConn’s voice, Joe D’Ambrosio, who will handle play-by-play for the 21st straight year, and Wayne Norman, UConn’s radio analyst for football and basketball since 1981.
Kevin Nathan will report from the sidelines and Bob Joyce will serve as the pre and post game host. Joyce will also serve as the play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball.
“We are very pleased that WTIC News Talk 1080 will continue to serve as the flagship station of UConn athletics and look forwards to working with our partners at IMG to build the best radio network possible,” said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. “Generations of Husky fans have grown up listening to UConn on WTIC and we are glad that will continue. In addition, we feel that our listeners will enjoy the enhancements that IMG brings to our product.”
What hasn’t been announced yet is how on-line streaming of the games will be handled; whether it will be available on WTIC’s site or UConn’s athletic site or whether there will be a charge.
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