Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Temple announces new agreement with WPHT

PHILADELPHIA – Temple University and Talk Radio 1210 AM WPHT have reached an agreement on a new multi-year deal that will expand the University's athletic coverage on the 50,000 watt CBS RADIO  station. The home of Temple University athletics for the last decade, WPHT will now broadcast the entire slate of men's basketball and football games beginning with the 2011-12 seasons.

"We are excited to be able to not only continue, but strengthen our relationship with WPHT," said Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw. "This deal enables fans in the greater Delaware Valley and beyond the ability to follow Temple Athletics on one of the strongest commercial radio stations in the country."

“Temple athletics is a vital part of the sports community in Philadelphia,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager of CBS RADIO Philadelphia.. “We have expanded our partnership at a time when their programs are on the upswing and interest has never been greater.  We look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”

The new agreement goes into effect on September 1 when the Temple Owls kick-off their 2011 football season against Villanova University in the Mayor's Cup presented by Dunkin Donuts at 7:00 p.m.

For the 17th consecutive season veteran Philadelphia and KYW Newsradio announcer Harry Donahue will do the play-by-play for Temple football while former Owls quarterback and Maxwell Award winner Steve Joachim returns for a 12th season as color analyst. Donahue will again team with former Temple standout John Baum for men's basketball broadcasts. Baum, who is also an Assistant Athletic Director at Temple, is entering his 15th season as color analyst.

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