Thursday, August 28, 2008

Zips Add FM Voice

The University of Akron Zips football team will not only be on TV this weekend.

In their last season at the Rubber Bowl, the Zips gain a regular FM radio home.

The university and Clear Channel Akron/Canton announced today that in addition to carriage on sports WARF/1350 Akron, the team's games will also air on Clear Channel rock WRQK/106.9 Canton, starting with this weekend's Zips contest with Wisconsin.

Though "Rock 106.9" has long been a Canton station, it has made efforts to expand its reach and influence into Akron under Clear Channel's direction.

More details later...

1 comment:

wayne-in-akron said...

Don't forget that in the strange but true world of broadcasting, WNIR-FM Sports Director Steve French is the play-by-play "voice of the Zips" for all of their Division 1 football and basketball games, using his often over-excited stream of consciousness to describe the action on the airwaves of WNIR's competitors.