Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Wolverine Encursion Into Buckeye Territory

AllAccess reports that Cumulus talk WTOD/1560 "SuperTalk 1560" has signed up for the rights to University of Michigan Wolverines football games in a three-year deal.

We don't know the history of Wolverines football on Toledo's radio airwaves - maybe WTOD program director (and OMW reader) Chuck Matthews can give us background. But the team's 2005 radio affiliate list doesn't have a Toledo affiliate. Or, for that matter, even one elsewhere on the nearby Michigan side of the Michigan/Ohio line. Of course, Wolverine flagship WJR/760 Detroit booms into Toledo and well beyond with its powerful 50,000 watt signal.

AllAccess notes that sister Cumulus sports WLQR/1470 "The Ticket" is the home of Ohio State Buckeyes football in the Toledo market, so...November ought to get really interesting at Cumulus Toledo...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a Toledo station may be picking up the Wolverine Network because starting next season, WJR is switching from Michigan to Michigan State. I'm not sure who the new Michigan flagship will be at this point, but this way at least the network will still be able to be heard in Toledo if the new station has a weaker signal than WJR.