Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cornell Basketball Finds New Radio Home


ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education will join forces with Hits 103.3 FM to broadcast the upcoming 2011-12 men's basketball campaign. With longtime announcer Barry Leonard back on the radio call, Hits 103.3 will broadcast all 28 regular season games, plus any possible postseason contests. Leonard's call will also be available as part of the RedCast subscription service as part of video for home games and audio for road contests.

“We're excited to have Cornell men's basketball on Hits 103.3 FM for the 2010-11 season,” said Jeff Hall, Cornell's Associate Director of Athletics for Sales and Marketing. “With the unprecedented run of success for Big Red basketball over the past five seasons, and under the leadership of second-year head coach Bill Courtney, big things will continue to happen. We're glad that local fans will continue to be able to follow the team on their radio dial.”

“Cayuga Radio Group welcomes the opportunity to broadcast Cornell men's basketball on Hits 103.3 along with Cornell football, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse on our sister station WHCU 870AM/95.9FM,” said Susan Johnston, President and General Manager of Cayuga Radio Group.

Under Courtney, the Big Red men's basketball team returns four starters and 11 letter winners while in search of Cornell's fourth Ivy League title in the last five years. Included among the returners are 2010-11 second-team All-Ivy selection Chris Wroblewski as well as double figure scorers Drew Ferry and Errick Peck.

Hits 103.3 FM is Ithaca's hit music station, playing all of the most popular artists in the country. It can also be found on an HD radio at 97.3 HD2 or streaming on the web at www.hits1033.com.

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