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100,000-watt WKBC-FM 97.3 will serve as the flagship station of the Appalachian Sports Network from IMG College for the 12th-straight year in 2011-12.
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WKBC to Serve as Flagship for 12th-Straight Year
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 05/03/2011 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. — For the 12th-consecutive year, WKBC-FM 97.3 (North Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Hickory, Statesville, High Country) will serve as the flagship station of the Appalachian Sports Network from IMG College in 2011-12, Appalachian State University associate athletics director David Jackson announced on Tuesday.

With the announcement, Appalachian athletics will maintain its strong radio presence throughout the region, as WKBC’s 100,000-watt FM signal reaches much of western North Carolina and stretches into parts of five states in all (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia).

WKBC will carry all Mountaineer football and men’s basketball game broadcasts, as well as ASU’s weekly Mountaineer Talk coaches’ call-in show, the Countdown to a Championship football preview and NCAA Division I Football Championship selection shows and other speciality programming. In addition, Appalachian’s Around The Mountain daily recaps can be heard from August 1, 2011-April 30, 2012 on 97.3 FM’s sister station, WKBC-AM 800.

As part of the agreement, WKBC will continue ticket giveaways to Mountaineer football and men’s basketball games for its listeners throughout the year.

“The Appalachian Sports Network is proud to have WKBC-FM as our flagship station for the 12th-straight year,” Jackson said. “Bob Brown and his fine staff are longtime friends of ASU athletics and continually find new ways to enhance the relationship and help us promote the Mountaineers better than ever before. WKBC’s 100,000-watt signal allows us to reach the heart of our fanbase, both locally in the High Country and in locations off the mountain like Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Hickory and Wilkesboro while fans making their way to The Rock or the Holmes Center can hear wall-to-wall pregame, in-game and postgame coverage all while tuned in to 97.3 FM.”

The entire list of 2011-12 affiliates for the Appalachian Sports Network from IMG College will be finalized in the coming weeks.

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