ESPN Radio signs deal to carry WCU football

From the press release:

ASHEVILLE, NC –ESPN Radio in Asheville announced the signing of a two-year agreement with Western Carolina University athletics to join the Catamount Sports Network (CSN) for coverage of the Catamount Football Fall 2012 season.

Randy Eaton, director of W.C.U. athletics said, “I am very excited about the addition of ESPN Radio 1310 & 970 AM to the Catamount Sports Network in carrying Catamount football.” This partnership is a victory for current fans and alumni of W.C.U. and will also “greatly increase the exposure of Catamount Athletics across our region.”

On Wednesday, July 25th, a special “Purple Party” will be held at Hickory Tavern in Biltmore Park located at 30 Town Square Blvd to celebrate the partnership and build excitement for the 2012 season of Catamount Football. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the outdoor patio, heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar, as well as the traditional 50-cent wing night and trivia at Hickory Tavern. Get more details at .

The event will include the airing of the WISE Guys show – Western North Carolina’s only local daily sports show – as well as special call-in guests WCU Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton, and first-year head football coach Mark Speir. Those in attendance will have the chance to register for gift card prizes, W.C.U. football season tickets and Hickory Tavern gifts as part of a special raffle.

ESPN Radio 1310 AM is based out of Asheville and simulcasts on WYSE 970 AM in Canton, N.C., expanding CSN’s footprint across Western North Carolina. For more information please visit
Asheville Radio Group is Western North Carolina’s leading radio advertising company, reaching thousands of listeners every week on the world-class radio stations of Mix 96.5, 105.9 The Mountain, 98.1 the RIVER and ESPN Radio 1310 & 970.


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