SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse University Athletics and Galaxy Media Partners will continue their partnership that dates back to 2007. The five-year extension of the broadcast agreement that features all regular-season and post-season games for football, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, will now be in effect until the 2024-25 seasons. Galaxy Media Partners’ TK99 (99.5FM, WTKW) will continue to serve as the flagship station for the Syracuse Sports Network from Learfield IMG College.
“Our partnership with Galaxy is impactful for all of Syracuse Athletics,” said Director of Athletics John WIldhack. “The passion and dedication that Ed Levine and his entire staff have for all of our Orange teams is evident in all that they do, including play-by-play coverage, coaches’ shows and appearances, and hosting special guests on the entire family of Galaxy stations. We appreciate this partnership and look forward to creating many more opportunities to continue to enhance our marketing efforts and grow our presence in the Syracuse community and beyond.”
Galaxy will air all network programming, including game coverage, weekly radio shows for head football coach Dino Babers and head men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim during their respective seasons, and daily Orange Slice segments that provide highlights on all Syracuse University sports teams. In addition, Galaxy stations also host regularly scheduled in-season appearances by head women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman and head men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and several hours of daily locally produced programming that heavily features Syracuse University Athletics.
The agreement with Galaxy Media was secured by Syracuse Sports Properties of Learfield IMG College, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder which also manages all aspects of the radio network.
“The relationship with Syracuse University Athletics and Learfield IMG College is one of our most valuable partnerships,” said Galaxy Media Partner CEO Ed Levine. “I am very proud of what has been accomplished during the last 12 years and am excited about the many new enhancements we will implement during the course of this tremendous partnership.”
“Galaxy Media has proven to be a fantastic partner on multiple levels for Syracuse Athletics and for us here at Learfield IMG College and Syracuse Sports Properties,” said Kerry Atkinson, general manager for Syracuse Sports Properties. “We see this extension as a natural fit as we all embark on an exciting time for our teams, corporate partners and Orange fans throughout New York.”
About Syracuse Sports Properties
Syracuse Sports Properties is the locally based Learfield IMG College team that works alongside the athletics administration to manage the rights relationship and represent local, regional and national businesses looking to align with the Orange. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. The company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York state, with a global footprint and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience, as well as innovative online learning environments. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths. At Syracuse University, we offer a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges and 18 online degree programs. We have more than 15,000 undergraduates and 7,500 graduate students, more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit syracuse.edu.