BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Hoosier football and basketball action returns to the Louisville radio market this fall due to a five-year agreement between Ryan Media-owned WXVW 1450 The Sports Buzz and Indiana University Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for Indiana University Athletics.
Concurrent with the 2014-15 athletic season, WXVW will carry all football and men’s basketball games for the Indiana Hoosiers, as well as both one-hour coaches’ shows. The new IU radio affiliate will provide Hoosier fans in the area quality broadcasts through the 2018-19 season.
“Our station is elated to be the home for the Indiana Hoosiers in Southern Indiana,” said Dugan Ryan, owner and general manager. “Listeners in our market deserve a station that will cover their beloved Hoosier teams, from play-by-play of games, to weekly coaches’ shows and additional local programming that we intend to produce.”
“This market is prime for Hoosier broadcasts, and we’re pleased to partner with 1450 The Sports Buzz in giving this fan base great Hoosier game action over the airwaves,” said Matt Baushek, general manager for Learfield Sports’ Indiana University Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, which oversees all aspects of the Indiana Hoosier Sports Network including talent and affiliates.
Learfield Sports manages the exclusive multimedia rights to 99 collegiate properties throughout the country and has prominence in all of the major conferences. Learfield’s rights encompass all athletic department media and sponsorships components, including stadium signage and numerous content distribution platforms. Those platforms deliver the passion of college athletics over radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. The company also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. To learn more, visit www.learfieldsports.com.