IPFW Athletics, in conjunction with Nelligan Sports Marketing, and WKJG ESPN Radio 1380 have reached a three-year contract on their radio agreement to have all home and away IPFW men’s basketball games broadcast live on ESPN 1380.
ESPN 1380 has been IPFW’s flagship station since 2004-05, and will continue through the 2014-15 year.
“IPFW is proud to continue our partnership with our flagship station ESPN 1380 and The Federated Media Group of stations,” IPFW Director of Athletics Tommy Bell said in a release. “The broadcast strength that they bring to the greater Northeast Indiana region provides IPFW a platform for our emerging NCAA Division I athletic programs, as well as our growing university.”
Each and every IPFW men’s basketball game will be broadcast on the station, as well as the school’s weekly coaches show, and other select contests.
“We are excited about continuing our relationship with IPFW and Nelligan Sports Marketing, and look to have another great run,” said Federated Media Market Manager Jim Allgeier. “ESPN 1380 looks forward to covering Mastodon Basketball and IPFW Athletics, while serving as the radio home of Northeast Indiana’s NCAA Division I university.
Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. provides corporate sales, marketing, and media rights expertise for Division I sports properties nationwide. NSM is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional management of the properties represented and by maximizing revenue growth through their corporate relationships.
“We’re thrilled to have ESPN 1380 continue as the flagship station of IPFW Athletics,” said Nelligan Sports Marketing Senior Vice President John Penny. “In addition to providing the university with a tremendous vehicle to reach its fans and alumni in the region, the station provides outstanding exposure for our corporate partners. We look forward to working with ESPN 1380 as we continue to build and enhance the university’s programming.”