CLEAR CHANNEL PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
Pittsburgh, PA July 6th, 2010 – Clear Channel, Pittsburgh’s number 1 rated radio group announced today a partnership Duquesne University men’s basketball.
Duquesne “Dukes” Basketball play-by-play will air on FM Newstalk 104.7 (WPGB) beginning in the 2010-2011 season. This will be Duquesne’s fifth season under head coach Ron Everhart. Everhart’s Dukes, which posted the school’s first winning season in 14 years in 2008 (17-13) and followed that by going 21-13 and earning an NIT bid in 2009, added 16 more victories in 2010 marking the first time since 1968-73 that the program posted 15 or more wins in three consecutive seasons.
“We are excited to welcome Duquesne University into our portfolio of major sports franchise play-by-play” said Dennis Lamme, President and Market Manager for Clear Channel Radio Pittsburgh. “Duquesne men’s basketball has a bright future and we are looking forward to a strong partnership with the University”
“Our partnership with Clear Channel will not only provide our fans with a high quality FM signal, but also includes a significant expansion of Duquesne-based programming including increased game day coverage and coaches shows,” said Greg Amodio, Duquesne University Director of Athletics. “We are excited to expand our visibility in western Pennsylvania and beyond. We look forward to the opportunities that our relationship with Clear Channel will bring.”
Clear Channel radio is Pittsburgh’s premiere radio group for local sports play-by-play and programming, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, West Virginia University and Duquesne University. Beyond the game, Clear Channel Radio also features a 24/7 sports radio outlet (Fox Sports 970 – WBGG), players and coaches shows across all stations, and the best in local sports talent: Mark Madden (WXDX), Mike Prisuta (WDVE), Tim Benz (WXDX) Joe Bendel (WBGG) and Greg Linelli (WBGG).