Football and men's hoops to air on Champions Radio 96.9, 107.1 FM
Sep 5, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook Athletics has found a new commercial radio home for Seawolves football and men’s basketball. Stony Brook has partnered with Champions Radio, Long Island’s first and only 24/7 sports radio station, to deliver all 2013 Seawolves football games and a minimum of 18 Seawolves men’s basketball games in 2013-14. The games will be carried on 96.9 FM and 107.1 FM across Suffolk County and online at ChampionsRadio.com.
Champions Radio, which launched on Aug. 5, will air its first Seawolves Athletics contest this Saturday, Sept. 7 when the football team plays at the University of Rhode Island at 1 p.m., with Mike Solano (play-by-play) and Curt Hylton (color) on the call. In addition to Seawolves Football and Men’s Basketball, Champions Radio airs The Morning Drive with Rich & Rob from 7-10 a.m., ESPN Radio programming from 10 a.m. to midnight, and simulcasts of ESPN New York’s game coverage of the Jets, Knicks and Rangers, which previously was not available to the East End of Long Island.
The partnership with Champions Radio will also include a weekly on-air interview during The Morning Drive show as well as multiple on-air promotions of upcoming Stony Brook Athletics events scheduled to air on the station.
“This partnership with Champions Radio is an exciting opportunity to showcase our incredible University and rising athletic program to our expanding Long Island fan base, which has requested increased Seawolves sports coverage,” Stony Brook Director of Athletics Jim Fiore said. “We look forward to working with Champions Radio to not only deliver expansive game coverage, but to also develop a relationship which will consistently deliver Seawolves Athletics to all of Long Island via commercial radio.”
“Champions Radio is excited to partner with Stony Brook Athletics to cover football and men’s basketball games for the upcoming year”, said Rich Anderson, President/Owner of Livingstone Broadcasting. “As Long Island’s premiere athletic program and the only Division I institution in Suffolk County, we have been impressed by the incredible success of Seawolves Athletics. As their commercial radio partner, Champions Radio looks forward to sharing in their continued growth and future success.”
Stony Brook football and men’s basketball are two of the department’s most successful programs. The football team has captured four consecutive Big South championships and is now a member of CAA Football, the premier conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that has delivered four of the last 10 national champions. The men’s basketball team has captured three of the last four America East regular season championships and is coming off the most successful season in program history, winning 25 games and advancing to the second round of the postseason NIT.