Philadelphia 76ers CEO and Co-Owner Adam Aron and John Fullam, VP/Market Manager of Greater Media Philadelphia, announced that the team has signed a multi-year agreement for all 76ers games to be aired in the Delaware Valley on the FM dial on 97.5 The Fanatic, and for a significant number of Sixers games to be simulcast on 950 ESPN Radio.
The first broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic will be Game One of the NBA Playoffs and will continue through the remainder of the 2011-2012 playoffs. Some playoff games this season will be simulcast on 950 ESPN Radio as well, with simulcast dates being announced after the release of the NBA Playoffs schedule.
76ers radio announcer Tom McGinnis will continue to call the games as he does now, without change.
For the 2012-2013 season and beyond, 76ers game broadcasts on 97.5 The Fanatic and 950 ESPN Radio will also include 20 minutes of coverage prior to the game tip off and 40 minutes of coverage after the game concludes, thanks to a new 10 minute pre-game show and 30 minute post-game show, which will bookend the game broadcast itself. The post-game show will include player interviews and a live broadcast of 76ers Head Coach Doug Collins post-game press conference.
In addition, the 76ers and Greater Media will work cooperatively to build a radio network outside the immediate 97.5FM and 950AM radio signal areas to enable more sports fans in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware to catch all the action of Sixers home and away games on radio.