2/22/12 1:00 AM
Contact: Wade Leaphart
WFNZ Named Official Radio Partner of the Charlotte Hounds
Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan will AIR all Home Games in 2012
Charlotte, N.C. (February 22, 2012) - Charlotte Lacrosse LLC announced today that WFNZ 610 AM has signed on as "Official Radio Partner of the Charlotte Hounds."
Owners of the AM Dial, Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan is Charlotte’s premier sports talk station. Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan is home of the Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Checkers, UNC football and basketball, as well as NFL football, College football, and College basketball from WW1, Major League Baseball and NBA radio from ESPN.
As part of the new relationship, WFNZ 610AM will air all seven (7) Charlotte Hounds Home Games in 2012. The station will also support the Hounds via website, promotions, on-air and e-communication. WFNZ 610AM receives naming rights to “The Kennel,” a special seating section at Memorial Stadium carved out for vocal and energetic fans. The Hounds and WFNZ will host events and promotions together throughout the coming year.
“We are extremely excited to be the broadcast partner of the Hounds. Lacrosse is a sport that is on the rise and WFNZ looks forward to being a big part of it In Charlotte,” said D.J. Stout, Operations Manager/Program Director, WFNZ.
“We are excited to partner with Charlotte’s premiere sports radio station. This important partnership is another vote of confidence in the potential professional lacrosse has in Charlotte. WFNZ is a great partner and understands that the Hounds are a growth property that already has a solid base of fans here in Charlotte and throughout the Carolinas,” said Jim McPhilliamy, President and Managing Partner, Charlotte Hounds.
"I'm particularly excited about The Kennel. Having WFNZ channel their enthusiasm into Memorial Stadium will create an environment of passion and excitement similar to what teams like the Sounders (MLS) and the members of Premier League have established," added Wade Leaphart, Director of Sales and Marketing, Charlotte Hounds.
About Charlotte Hounds
In January 2011, Major League Lacrosse announced a league expansion for the 2012 season that included Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC. The team begins play April 28, 2012 at historic American Legion Memorial Stadium. For more information, please visit http://www.charlottehounds.com
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