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College of Louisville sports activities programming moving to 93.9 FM, 970 AM | Athletics

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Just after decades on WHAS and iHeart stations, the University of Louisville athletics courses will have a new radio property following period.

On Thursday morning, the school introduced that on July 1 all of its sports activities radio programming will go to Louisville First Radio Team, which owns Louisville To start with The Ville 93.9 FM and WGTK 970 AM.

No phrases for the offer were introduced, despite the fact that Paul Rogers will continue to be as the voice of U of L soccer and men’s basketball, as will the recent announcers for other U of L sports groups.

For a number of decades, U of L had several games bumped from 840 WHAS mainly because programming from the University of Kentucky experienced precedence.

Below is an edited version of the release from the school:

“This marks the to start with time UofL’s football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball video games, as nicely as the seasonal soccer and basketball coaches’ demonstrates, will be broadcast by the similar radio husband or wife.

“All Louisville Cardinals games and coaches’ displays will have precedence clearance and will be simulcast on each 93.9 FM and 970 AM.  If two Louisville programs are playing at the exact same time, the alerts will be split to accommodate both broadcasts.

“Under LEARFIELD’s prior agreement, approximately two-thirds of UofL online games were being issue to be moved from the flagship station owing to conflict with other live athletics programming.  The multi-calendar year settlement, which begins on July 1, 2022, also phone calls for Cardinal Insider to air Monday as a result of Friday on a few indicators in the course of the calendar year – 93.9 FM, 970 AM and 1450 AM.

 “Additionally, all on-air broadcast talent for UofL game titles remains the similar. Paul Rogers, legendary voice of the Cardinals, will carry on to anchor the broadcast group for the Louisville Cardinals Radio Community alongside the acquainted Cards’ personalities and analysts.

 “This is great information for UofL lovers,” mentioned Josh Heird, College of Louisville interim athletic director. “For the first time at any time, our fans will have 1 radio household to hear to Cards’ soccer, basketball and baseball programming in the Louisville industry.

“While we take pleasure in the longtime relationship with iHeart, this is a excellent shift for the Cards and for our supporters, wherever we’ll have committed, premier protection as the city’s hometown workforce.”

The Louisville Very first Radio Group, a joint enterprise of Louisville’s ESPN Radio and Phrase Media Team, owns 93.9 FM ‘The Ville’ and WGTK 970 AM respectively. LEARFIELD is at present finalizing a statewide network lineup that will supply Cardinal fans increased protection in the course of the Commonwealth.  As a enhance to this new, momentous relationship with the college, UofL admirers can anticipate even more programming with the addition of a Louisville Cardinals Baseball coaches’ clearly show in spring 2023. 

“We are so happy to be capable to contact ourselves the new property of the Playing cards,” claimed Drew Deener, vice president of ESPN Louisville and morning clearly show host.  “UofL athletics will often be our top rated precedence on 93.9 FM The Ville. We can’t hold out to listen to the famous voice of Paul Rogers on our airwaves starting up this slide …”

Now, and going forward, lovers can however listen to are living games and coaches’ displays GoCards.com and The Varsity Community application, which is absolutely free to download. The Varsity Network carries the specific radio play-by-participate in from Rogers and the UofL broadcast workforce.

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