Villanova Athletics and IMG, the department’s University rights partner, announced a multi-year agreement with CBS Radio’s 610 WIP and 94.1 FM to have the station carry its men’s basketball and football broadcasts. The agreement begins with the 2012-13 Villanova Men’s Basketball campaign, which begins 11/ 9. The games were previously heard on the schools WXVU-FM and online.
In addition to the 2012-13 Villanova Basketball slate of games, 610 WIP will also carry “Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright”, beginning in December. In 2013, the station will carry all Villanova Football games along with “Talking Villanova Football with Andy Talley”.
“SportsRadio 610 WIP is thrilled to be the new home of Villanova men’s basketball and football,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia. “Both are premier programs in the Delaware
Valley and across the country and we look forward to working with great coaches like Andy Talley and Jay Wright!”
“We are very excited to partner with WIP and the CBS Philly Radio family and look forward to working with them to deliver many hours of Villanova programming to the Wildcat fans,” added Craig Curtis, General Manager of the
Villanova IMG Sports Network. “In addition we’re delighted to help our clients get their name and message out to millions of passionate fans who are potential customers throughout Philadelphia and Southeast Pennsylvania on the strength of WIP’s signal.”