In basketball crazy Indiana, Butler University was long the neglected Division I team – that was until this past season when the Butler Bulldogs made it all the way to the NCAA men’s basketball finals, which just happened to be played in Indianapolis. That led to competition for the team’s radio rights.
Come this fall, the Bulldogs broadcasts are moving to Emmis Communications’ WFNI-AM “1070 The Fan,” an all-sports outlet with a 50kw day/10kw night signal. The previous contract was with Entercom’s WXNT-AM, also all-sports, but with a 5kw signal.
The multi-year deal with Emmis begins this fall and includes all exhibition, regular season and post-season games.
“Butler is so pleased to announce that beginning this coming season, our men’s basketball games will be broadcast on 1070 The Fan,” said Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier. “We are delighted with the Butler – 1070 The Fan partnership and know that our fans will enjoy listening to the Bulldogs games on Indianapolis’ leading sports radio station. Due to the outstanding strength of The Fan’s signal, more Butler fans will listen to the Dogs than ever before!”
“The entire country became fans of our hometown heroes last year during Butler’s storied NCAA run to the Championship game. We’re thrilled they have chosen to partner with the leader in Indianapolis’ sports radio,” said Charlie Morgan, VP/Market Manager of Emmis-Indianapolis.