TCU announces partnership with WBAP 820 AM-FM
Fort Worth, TX
TCU has announced a new five-year radio partnership with WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, beginning in the 2010-11 athletics campaign.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with WBAP,” TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte said. “We will have a most unique opportunity to be one of the few universities in the country to have its games on both FM and AM simultaneously. WBAP is an institution in Fort Worth and a terrific fit for TCU.”
TCU will receive an enhanced national presence through WBAP being one of the more powerful stations in the country. The night-time signal reaches 38 states in addition to parts of Canada and Mexico. WBAP consistently ranks as one of the top-rated radio stations in the Metroplex.
This upcoming football season, the Horned Frogs will have all 12 games aired live in addition to one-hour pre-game and 30-minute post-game shows. In addition to the football partnership, WBAP will feature TCU men’s basketball in a Game of the Week showcase on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
"WBAP has a long history with TCU dating back to its Southwest Conference days, and we're honored to once again be the radio home of the Horned Frogs," WBAP president/general manager Keri Korzeniewski said. "There is tremendous momentum around TCU and, as an alum of TCU, I look forward to having WBAP and TCU become synonymous with each other. In addition to our strong AM signal, our recent FM launch further enhances the opportunity for football fans to hear the Horned Frogs in action. This is a great opportunity for WBAP. We're very excited and committed to being a terrific partner for TCU and its many constituents."
Founded by Amon G. Carter, WBAP was Fort Worth’s first radio station and is the heritage AM station for Fort Worth/Dallas. WBAP can be heard on a 50,000-watt AM and 100,000-watt FM station and is the home of the “Voice of the Frogs” Brian Estridge, who co-hosts with Hal Jay the No. 1 morning talk show in the Fort Worth/Dallas market.
“We want to thank ESPN 103.3 FM for the relationship we have had with them since 2001," Del Conte said. "Pete Dits and his staff continue to be terrific supporters of TCU and the city of Fort Worth, and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”