Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Villanova signs deal with WIP

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova Athletics and IMG, the department’s University rights partner, today announced a multi-year agreement with 610 WIP to have the station carry its men’s basketball and football broadcasts. The agreement begins with the 2012-13 Villanova Men’s Basketball campaign, which begins on Nov. 9.

“We are pleased to partner with WIP, a recognized sports programming leader in the Delaware Valley,” stated Villanova Director of Athletics Vince Nicastro. “This new agreement ensures that the Nova Nation fans in our region will continue to have the opportunity to hear every Villanova men’s basketball and football game on one of the top sport destinations on the radio dial.”

In addition to the 2012-13 Villanova Basketball slate of games, 610 WIP will also carry “Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright”, beginning in December. In 2013, the station will carry all Villanova Football games along with “Talking Villanova Football with Andy Talley”.

“SportsRadio 610 WIP is thrilled to be the new home of Villanova men’s basketball and football,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia.  “Both are premier programs in the Delaware Valley and across the country and we look forward to working with great coaches like Andy Talley and Jay Wright!”

“We are very excited to partner with WIP and the CBS Philly Radio family and look forward to working with them to deliver many hours of Villanova programming to the Wildcat fans,” added Craig Curtis, General Manager of the Villanova IMG Sports Network. “In addition we’re delighted to help our clients get their name and message out to millions of passionate fans who are potential customers throughout Philadelphia and Southeast Pennsylvania on the strength of WIP’s signal.”

“We’re so happy to welcome WIP to the Villanova Family,” stated Villanova head men’s basketball coach Jay Wright. “I have always appreciated the opportunities through the years to appear on the air with Angelo Cataldi and the crew in the morning and with Anthony Gargano in the afternoon. WIP is a big part of the sports scene in Philly and we’re excited to now be part of the team.”

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