WMCA-AM TO BECOME NEW HOME OF ARMY FOOTBALL IN NEW YORK CITY

WMCA-AM TO BECOME NEW HOME OF ARMY FOOTBALL IN NEW YORK CITY

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Army West Point Athletics and its athletics multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s Army West Point Sports Properties, announced today a new three-year partnership with AM570 theMission WMCA to serve as the new home for Army football in New York City beginning with the 2016-17 football season.

WMCA-AM will play host to Army football broadcasts through the 2018-19 season, with games airing on WMCA 570AM. A weekly Army football minute will air on WNYM AM 970TheAnswer on Piscopo in the Morning and an Army season preview show will air on both WMCA 570AM and WNYM AM970TheAnswer.

“We are looking forward to partnering with AM570 WMCA to deliver the best quality of our football broadcasts in the City,” Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. “WMCA is a respected name in the industry and working with them will provide a valuable product for our fans that are not able to attend games throughout the season.”

Both stations will feature ticket listener giveaway promotions periodically throughout the length of the partnership.

“WMCA is thrilled to be teaming up with Army West Point Athletics to become the home for Army football in New York City,” said Jerry Crowley, VP and General Manager Salem Media of New York “We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the team at Learfield’s Army West Point Sports Properties.”

WNYM AM970TheAnswer will serve as a conflict station throughout the three-year partnership. For more information regarding the football schedule and updated game times, visit www.GoArmyWestPoint.com.

“We strive to provide the best access to Army West Point Athletics for all our fans,” said Army West Point Sports Properties General Manager Steve Tucker.  “The partnership with WMCA delivers a trusted platform for Army football broadcasts.”

An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; licensing and trademark consulting; digital platform expertise; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. For more about Learfield’s history, businesses and career opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.

About Salem Communications

Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Salem owns and operates 116 radio stations, with 71 stations in the nation’s top 25 top markets – and 30 in the top 10. Each of our radio properties has a full portfolio of broadcast and digital marketing opportunities.