ESPN 1520 will expand the footprint of sports radio in Buffalo and allow the Buffalo sports fan more choice and an additional outlet for play by play programming. ESPN 1520 will air the full line-up of ESPN Radio.
The complete release from Entercom Radio follows.
For Immediate Release
SportsRadio is Getting Even Bigger in Buffalo
Entercom Buffalo Launches ESPN Buffalo – 1520AM – WWKB
Buffalo, NY – Effective immediately, WWKB AM 1520 is becoming ESPN Buffalo, 1520 AM. ESPN Buffalo will offer the very best of ESPN’s world wide sports programming resources 24/7 – 365 days a year. In combination with Entercom’s WGR 550AM, Buffalo’s local sports leader, ESPN Buffalo will offer local sports fans the very best in national sports talk, and access to expanded national and local play-by-play sports action.
“Buffalo is a passionate sports town and the appetite for sports programming on the radio keeps growing. With WGR 550AM and now ESPN Buffalo 1520AM, Entercom Buffalo has expanded our ability to offer the best and most comprehensive local and national sports coverage to Buffalo sports fans. Giving our clients and advertisers even better access to the total Buffalo sports audience,” said Entercom Buffalo Operations Manager Tim Wenger.
ESPN 1520 kicks off its LIVE sports action with complete LIVE coverage of the 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Sept. 5 to Sept. 9 in Traverse City, Mich., Every Sabres game will be carried live, with play-by-play provided by Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 radio. A complete schedule of tournament games for the Sabres is below.
|Prospect Tournament Round Robin Schedule|
|THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5||SABRES||BLUE JACKETS||4 P.M.|
|FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6||SABRES||RANGERS||4 P.M.|
|SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8||HURRICANES||SABRES||4 P.M.|
|MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9||4TH HOWE||4TH LINDSAY||3:30 P.M.|
|3RD HOWE||3RD LINDSAY||4 P.M.|
|2ND HOWE||2ND LINDSAY||7 P.M.|
|1ST HOWE||1ST LINDSAY||7:30 P.M|
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company's audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.
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