Friday, July 23, 2010

97.5 FM The Fanatic Added to the Rutgers Football Radio Network

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 23, 2010) – The Rutgers Football Radio Network has added 97.5 FM The Fanatic as a full-time member to its network, joining WOR-710 AM in New York City and WCTC-1450 AM in New Brunswick. With the addition of 97.5 The Fanatic, Philadelphia’s first FM sports talk station, all of Rutgers’ football games will be available to listen over the radio dial throughout the entire state of New Jersey, along with two of the nation’s largest media markets, New York City and Philadelphia.

“This is the beginning of a great partnership between Rutgers Football and 97.5 The Fanatic,” said Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tim Pernetti. “Rutgers Football will continue to reach two of the nation’s top four media markets with our game broadcasts in this exciting expansion of the Rutgers Football Radio Network.”

The first FM sports radio talk station in Philadelphia launched in the fall of 2009. With the addition of Rutgers Football to the lineup in 2010, 97.5 FM will occasionally include guests from Rutgers football on their sports talk programming, including Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano.

Rutgers fans in South Jersey and Philadelphia will be able to listen to 30 minutes of the pre-game and post-game shows surrounding Rutgers’ game broadcasts on 97.5 FM.

The voice of the Scarlet Knights, Chris Carlin, returns as the play-by-play announcer in 2010. He will be joined by former NFL quarterback and former Scarlet Knight standout Ray Lucas (color analyst) and Anthony Fucilli (sideline reporter) on the radio network.

The Scarlet Knights return 14 starters and 45 letterwinners from last season’s 9-4 squad that won the St. Petersburg Bowl. Rutgers is one of four teams in the nation to win four bowl games in the previous four seasons. In total, the Scarlet Knights have averaged nine wins per season over the previous four years.

Season tickets for the 2010 season are now on-sale and are available by calling the Rutgers Ticket Office at 1-866-445-GoRU or visiting

Rutgers opens the 2010 campaign Thursday, September 2 at Rutgers Stadium versus Norfolk State. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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