Jan. 18, 2013
New Orleans - WMTI FM 106.1 `The Ticket' is the new radio flagship station for Tulane University men's and women's basketball and baseball teams, as it was announced today by both CUMULUS of New Orleans and Tulane Athletics.
The Tulane men's basketball team will make its debut on the station when the Green Wave travels to Memphis to battle the Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The Tulane women's basketball games are currently airing on the station, while the Green Wave baseball team will make its debut when it opens the 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15 vs. Sam Houston State at 6 p.m. Tulane Athletics is currently working on conflicts in sports overlaps and will announce those changes at a later date.
WMTI FM 106.1 "The Ticket" signed on in 1991 and is currently affiliated with CBS Sports Radio. With approximately 525 stations in 110 cities, CUMULUS is the largest pure-play radio company in the US and one of the nation's top providers of local marketing solutions.
In addition to broadcasting Tulane men's and women's basketball and baseball home and away games, the station will also carry call-in shows for men's basketball coach Ed Conroy and women's basketball coach Lisa Stockton, as well as head baseball coach Rick Jones. Dates and the site of the baseball shows will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited about the move to WMTI FM 106.1 `The Ticket'," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "This is a strong signal that will reach out to Green Wave fans throughout the region. The format, a combination of national and local sports programming, is a perfect home for Tulane Athletics."
"CUMULUS of New Orleans has made a serious commitment to air a dedicated sports station in this market and we are thrilled to announce that we will be bringing Tulane Athletics to WMTI FM 106.1 "The Ticket'," Regional Vice President M. Susan Lucchesi said. "Our commitment to be a major part of the community continues with our partnership with Tulane. It is my opinion that everyone in the New Orleans area will love what they hear on `The Ticket,' WMTI FM 106.1."
"IMG is extremely excited to welcome 106.1 `The Ticket' into our broadcast family," said Mike Tingle, the IMG's Regional Manager for the Southwest. "This is an outstanding partnership involving talented people that bring a tremendous amount of value to both the school and the radio station. We expect great things from this relationship going forward."
IMG's College Division is the leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company in America representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties, and is a proud partner of Tulane University.