Clemson Athletics Extends WTPT Radio Partnership and Adds ESPN Upstate Entercom stations to carry Tiger Football, Basketball and Baseball
Clemson, S.C. – WTPT 93.3 “The Planet” owned by Entercom, and Learfield Sports’ Clemson Tiger Sports Properties announced today a two year extension for Clemson Tiger football play by play broadcasts and the addition of Clemson men’s basketball and baseball on ESPN Upstate (105.9 FM & 1330 AM in Greenville, 97.1 FM and 950 AM in Spartanburg).
93.3 The Planet has broadcasted Clemson football radio for over 10 years providing a regional signal blanketing all of The Upstate and Asheville market. New this year, Clemson men’s basketball and baseball will air on ESPN Upstate, the Upstate’s year-old 24 hour sports station.
The multi-year agreement extends football coverage and adds men’s basketball and baseball on four additional radio frequencies reaching more listeners and giving Clemson fans more options to listen live in the Greenville/Spartanburg market.
“We’re looking forward to the new addition of ESPN Upstate and providing additional coverage of men’s basketball and baseball,” said Clemson Director of Athletics, Dan Radakovich. “93.3 The Planet has been a trusted partner for many years broadcasting our football games, and we’re excited about the new additions to the coming athletic season radio broadcasts.”
“We have worked closely with WTPT for years now and enjoy our relationship,” added General Manager of Clemson Tiger Sports Properties, Gerry Dickey. “Adding ESPN Upstate to the lineup will greatly enhance our broadcasts and the product we are able to provide the Clemson fans.”
“Upstate listeners are passionate about Clemson Tiger Sports. We’re thrilled to expand our relationship between 93.3 The Planet and ESPN Upstate with Clemson Athletics. This is great news for our listeners, Clemson fans, and advertisers,” said Entercom VP & General Manager, Steve Sinicropi. “It’s great having the biggest Upstate sports brand on the biggest Upstate radio platform.”
Learfield Sports’ rich history includes four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. The company has prominence in all of the major conferences and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents nearly 100 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, in-venue technology systems and digital platform expertise through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.
Entercom Upstate operates six radio brands 93.3 The Planet, Classic Rock 101.1, 106.3 WORD, ESPN Upstate, B93.7, Magic 98.9 and the Upstate’s premier digital advertising business, SmartReach Digital. Entercom broadcast some of the most popular radio shows in the Upstate including Clemson Tiger Football, Basketball and Baseball, The Carolina Panthers, Hawk & Tom. The Rise Guys, John Boy & Billy, and The Tara Show, reaching nearly 800,000 listeners weekly in the Greenville/Asheville DMA.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio that, including the announced acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media, boasts over 125 highly rated radio stations in 26 top markets across the country. Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom’s brands reach and engage close to 40 million people each week, delivering a curated mix of outstanding local personalities and a broad range of compelling music, news, talk and sports content.
Founded in 1968, Philadelphia-based Entercom also operates hundreds of events each year, attracting millions of attendees, and provides customers with a broad range of digital marketing solutions through its SmartReach Digital products. More information is available at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@entercom).