Fans have a greater opportunity to watch Head Football Coach Sean McDonnell “live” as his radio show heads out on the road. The Bud Light - UNH Wildcats Coach's Show will air each Monday, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., beginning September 14. Longtime UNH analyst Mike Murphy will be hosting the show. Murphy begins his 12th season with the Wildcats and also serves as the Director of Media Relations and voice of the NH Fisher Cats Baseball team. Murphy serves as the color commentator for UNH football and basketball and has also filled in during several hockey broadcasts. Additionally, Murphy was named the Associated Press NH Air Personality of the Year and is a four-time NH Sportscaster of the Year ('98, '03, '05, 08).
UNH fans are encouraged to join Coach McDonnell as he talks Wildcat football live at each of these locations throughout the season:
Sept. 14 – Libby's Bar & Grill (Durham)
Sept. 21 – The Page Restaurant & Bar (Portsmouth)
Sept. 28 – Kelley's Row Restaurant & Cellar Pub (Dover)
Oct. 5 – Brewery Lane Tavern (Portsmouth)
Oct. 12 – Libby's Bar & Grill (Durham)
Oct. 19 – The Page Restaurant & Bar (Portsmouth)
Oct. 26 – Kelley's Row Restaurant & Cellar Pub (Dover)
Nov. 2 – Brewery Lane Tavern (Portsmouth)
Nov. 9 – Libby's Bar & Grill (Durham)
Nov. 16 – The Page Restaurant & Bar (Portsmouth)
Nov. 23 – Kelley's Row Restaurant & Cellar Pub (Dover)
“As long time Wildcat fans, we are proud to be affiliated with Coach McDonnell’s live show,” said Tyler Kelly, vice president of New Hampshire Distributors, a first-year sponsor of the Wildcat Football and Hockey Coaches’ Shows program. “UNH is an outstanding university with superb student-athletes. We’re certainly pleased to be involved with the Wildcats and look forward to a great football season.”
The Wildcat Sports Radio Network provides UNH game coverage to fans and alumni throughout the entire state of New Hampshire, and even beyond the state's borders. Game action can be heard on the following stations all season long: WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester); WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth); WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester); WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon); WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport). The Network is overseen and managed by Wildcat Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and the multimedia rights holder for UNH Athletics.
“We’re thrilled that even more fans and alumni will be able to tune into Wildcat sports through the growth of our radio network and by taking Coach McDonnell’s radio show on the road,” said UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano. “Along with WGIR, WGIN and WQSO will also be great additions to our radio family this year, enabling us a broader reach in the Manchester, Rochester and Portsmouth areas.”
In addition to the University of New Hampshire, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations. It also titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with NACDA and USA Today and manages marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA). For more corporate information and its complete collegiate portfolio, visit learfieldsports.com.
WILDCAT SPORTS RADIO NETWORK PRIMED FOR FOOTBALL; LIVE SHOW WITH HEAD COACH MCDONNELL HITS THE ROAD