First broadcast set for Sunday at 10 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Athletics, Learfield Sports’ Tiger Sports Properties and Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced today that WLMT-TV will be airing the Justin Fuente Show presented by AutoZone on CW 30 in Memphis and Fox 16 in Jackson this fall. The 30 minute show will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. each game week.
“This is a great addition for Memphis Athletics and our football program,” said Memphis Athletics Director Tom Bowen. “In addition to our radio network, this provides even more coverage for Tiger fans. Our weekly show on CW 30 and Fox 16 will be yet another way for Tiger fans and alumni to keep tabs on Memphis Football.”
“We are thrilled to add this unique, local content to CW 30,” said Joe Denk, Vice President and General Manager of WLMT, WATN and WJKT-TV. “The Memphis Tiger sports product is the key building block to our plan to create a local and regional sports destination.”
“This new partnership with Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s WLMT will provide tremendous exposure for Memphis Athletics and our sponsors throughout Tennessee,” said Lucas Kraut, General Manager of Tiger Sports Properties. “We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide our fans, alumni, students and future students an in depth look into Memphis Athletics.”
Already available over the radio air waves as part of the Tiger Sports Network, the addition of the televised version of the Justin Fuente Show presented by AutoZone on WLMT-TV will blanket West Tennessee with the opportunity to follow the Tiger team throughout the season.
The deal with Nexstar and WLMT will extend through the 2016-17 athletic season, with the opportunity to continue an additional year for ’17-18.
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