DURHAM, N.H. – Wildcat Sports Properties, University of New Hampshire Athletics' multimedia rights holder and a property of Learfield Sports, announced today a new partnership with Great Eastern Radio, LLC in which four of its radio stations will carry UNH Wildcat Men's Ice Hockey games and coaches' shows this season.
WEEY-FM 93.5 in Keene and WTSL-AM 1400 (with simulcasts on 94.3 FM and 94.5 FM) will air every regular and post-season men's hockey game, as well as all 10 coaches' shows featuring Head Coach Dick Umile. Fans in these markets can hear Wildcat hockey as early as this Friday, Oct. 11, when UNH faces Clarkson at 5 p.m. CST in the annual Ice Breaker Tournament held at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, MN.
"We are thrilled to be adding four new stations to the UNH Sports Network," said UNH Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations Dot Sheehan. "It is a testament to UNH's popularity and the fans' desire to listen to games across the state. Many people have worked very hard to make this happen, and this is truly the best radio network around. Thanks goes to Learfield for getting this done."
With this latest partnership, there are now a total of 10 radio affiliates encompassing the Wildcat Sports Network. As part of its multimedia rights partnership with UNH Athletics, Wildcat Sports Properties oversees every aspect of the Wildcat Sports Network including securing affiliates and talent.
"We're pleased to add four new stations to the Wildcat Sports Network as we continue striving to create a broad reach to benefit as many fans as possible throughout the state," said Justin Barnes, Wildcat Sports Properties general manager.
Wildcat Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup with co-founders NACDA and USA Today. Its exclusive sports programming reaches more than 56 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. To learn more about Learfield's 40-year history, comprehensive collegiate portfolio, and involvement with collegiate ticketing or concessions, visit www.learfieldsports.com.