Blue Devil IMG Sports Network & WDNC Extend Contract
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 02/04/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Blue Devil IMG Sports Network, in conjunction with Duke Athletics, and WDNC 620 The Buzz have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep Blue Devil athletic events on the Durham-based radio station through June of 2016.
“We are very pleased to continue our very long and historic relationship with Duke University Athletics,” said Brian Maloney, General Manager of 99.9 The Fan, 620 The Buzz and 99.9 HD3 The Ticket. “WDNC is Durham’s radio station and is pleased to continue its relationship with one of Durham’s greatest assets – Duke University.”
WDNC is the home for Duke’s live game action for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball while also airing Inside Duke Sports with Kevin White, the Duke Football Radio Show with David Cutcliffe, the Duke Basketball Radio Show with Associate Head Coaches Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski, the Coach P Radio Show and the Duke Sports Daily Show Report.
“As a valued station within the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network, we are excited about extending this important relationship which provides extensive programming options for Blue Devil fans,” said Marc Tuttle, General Manager of the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network.
The Blue Devil IMG Sports Network is a property of IMG College, the nation’s leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company. Along with Duke University, IMG College represents more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
The Blue Devil IMG Sports Network’s broadcast team is headlined by hall of fame play-by-play announcer Bob Harris, a three-time North Carolina Broadcaster of the Year honoree who is in his 37th year as the “Voice of the Blue Devils”. Other gameday personnel includes Steve Barnes (women’s basketball play-by-play), Wes Chesson (football analyst), Anthony Dilweg (football analyst), Morgan Patrick (women’s basketball analyst) and John Roth (men’s basketball analyst). John Rose serves as the network’s chief engineer.
Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College employs more than 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S., capturing consumer devotion to college sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, licensing, events and hospitality, marketing, stadium and arena development, stadium seating solutions, ticketing, sales, and consulting.
IMG College produces nearly 30,000 hours of radio programming on the largest independent sports network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, and is the leading publisher of college sports publications and the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visit www.imgcollege.com.