January 15, 2013

Wildcat Sports Radio Network Adds Concord/Lakes Region Affiliate WZEI (101.5-FM)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department, Wildcat Sports Properties (WSP), a property of Learfield Sports, and Great Eastern Radio LLC are pleased to announce a partnership that makes Meredith radio station WZEI (101.5-FM) an affiliate of the Wildcat Sports Radio Network, effective immediately.

The all-sports WZEI adds a Concord and Lakes Region outlet to the network that consists of flagship stations WGIR (610-AM) in Manchester, which has been headquarters for UNH play-by-play since 2008, the Wave (WQSO 96.7-FM) in Portsmouth and the Sports Animal (WPKX 930-AM) in Rochester. Network affiliates include WNTK (99.7 FM) in New London, WASR (1420-AM) in Wolfeboro and WSMN (1590-AM) in Nashua. All broadcasts are streamed live and archived via Stretch Internet at www.unhwildcats.com

“We are excited to begin this relationship with Great Eastern Radio and WZEI, which gives our Concord and Lakes Region fans the opportunity to follow our teams all year long,” UNH director of athletics Marty Scarano said. “This partnership, along with our Clear Channel flagship stations and other radio affiliates, reinforces UNH as the state’s university by expanding our reach throughout New Hampshire.” 

“WZEI in Meredith is a tremendous addition to the Wildcat Sports Radio Network,” Justin Barnes, general manager of Wildcat Sports Properties, said. “We’re always looking for opportunities to grow our network, so we can reach as many UNH fans and alumni as possible. WZEI fills a big void for us by enhancing our coverage in Concord and the Lakes Region.”

“Partnering WZEI-FM with the University of New Hampshire provides us with coverage of the premier University in not only New Hampshire, but all of Northern New England,” Justin Tyler, director of programming for Great Eastern Radio, said. “We look forward to being part of the winning tradition that the Wildcats are known for.”

The Wildcat Sports Network broadcasts all UNH men’s hockey and football games, select men’s and women’s basketball games and select women’s hockey games. In addition, the network carries the UNH Coach’s Show on Monday nights (7-8pm) with men’s hockey coach Dick Umile and, in the fall, with football coach Sean McDonnell. 

For more information on UNH athletics, visit www.unhwildcats.com, and for more information on Wildcat Sports Properties, visit www.learfieldsports.com

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