Local Purple Aces Sports Properties Also Established
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Evansville unveils for the first time a multi-station radio network announced today by Director of Athletics Mark Spencer. Concurrent with the 2018-19 collegiate athletic season, Purple Aces fans will have the opportunity to hear live game action and the coaches’ show for men’s basketball, as well as select women’s basketball, baseball and soccer games.
The multi-year agreement is in partnership with The Original Company, which owns the five stations encompassing the Purple Aces Radio Network. The respective list of participating stations and programming to be covered are as follows:
- WJPS 107.1 – Evansville/Boonville (*Flagship station)
- All men’s basketball games, coaches shows, select baseball and soccer; women’s basketball when no conflict
- WAOV 1450/97.7/97.3 – Vincennes
- All men’s basketball games, coaches shows
- WRCY 1590/106.7 – Mt. Vernon
- All men’s basketball games, coaches shows (not conflicting with Purdue)
- WROY 1460/92.1 – Carmi, IL
- Al men’s basketball games, coaches shows
- WYFX 106.7 – Evansville
- All men’s basketball coaches shows
“The team at The Original Company and WJPS, Purple Aces’ flagship, are excited about the partnership between the University of Evansville and our current and future listeners not only in Evansville, but around the Tri-State Area,” said The Original Company President Mark Lange.
Working alongside Spencer and the athletics administration in leading this effort of creating a radio network is Learfield’s newly established Purple Aces Sports Properties. The on-campus team is solely dedicated to representing the University of Evansville. All aspects of the multimedia rights relationship between Learfield and the Purple Aces is led by the property’s General Manager Brandon McClish.
“The support we’ve had from Learfield and its Purple Aces Sports Properties team in a short amount of time already has been tremendous, and we couldn’t be more pleased to debut a multi-station radio network for our fans for the first time in the history of our athletics programming,” said Spencer. “We’re incredibly excited to extend our brand through a new platform like this and appreciate The Original Platform supporting the Purple Aces.”
McClish, an Evansville resident for 15 years, will work with local and regional businesses looking to align with the Purples Aces as part of his role. He is the former director of business development for Evansville-based Empire Contractors, and he also previously served four seasons as director of operations for the Evansville Otters. McClish is a member of the West Side Nut Club and is Chairman of the Ambassadors for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Evansville is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas represented by Learfield. The company’s rich history includes over four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. Additionally, it titles the Learfield Directors’ Cup and offers its partners professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development.