PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Duquesne Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield Sports’ DUQS Sports Properties, will grant the radio rights to Duquesne football, men’s basketball, and coaches’ shows to ESPN 970, 1320 WJAS and iHeartRadio Pittsburgh beginning with the 2015-16 athletic season.
The three-year agreement will allow iHeart Media Pittsburgh to air live game broadcasts, coaches’ shows and unique Duquesne-based daily programming throughout the season. Duquesne football and men’s basketball games will air live on Talk Radio 1320 WJAS and iHeartRadio, the industry leading free digital radio service. While the Football coaches’ shows, Men’s and Women’s Basketball coaches’ shows and the Duquesne Minute daily feature will air on ESPN 970 AM.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with iHeart Media Pittsburgh, ESPN 970 and 1320 WJAS ,” said Duquesne Director of Athletics David Harper. “This partnership will provide extensive broadcast coverage for our fans and alumni, giving them the opportunity to experience the excitement of the Dukes throughout Pittsburgh.”
“iHeart Media Pittsburgh is a significant partner for Duquesne athletics,” said DUQS Sports Properties General Manager Bob Derda. “Having these stations included in broadcasts for Duquesne athletics helps the continued growth of the network and the Duquesne brand.”
DUQS Sports Properties is one of more than 100 collegiate properties represented by Learfield Sports, which manages athletic multimedia rights and sponsorship. In its four decades, Learfield has developed trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of collegiate athletics. The company also titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. For more information about its history, collegiate portfolio and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.