Tulane football and men's basketball games will be broadcast live on WMTI FM 106.1 'The Ticket' this season.
Aug. 5, 2013
New Orleans - WMTI FM 106.1 `The Ticket' will serve as the flagship radio station for the Tulane football and men's basketball games and will also carry the Tulane football and men's and women's basketball radio call-in shows during the 2013-14 season as announced today by Tulane Athletics.
The Tulane baseball and women's basketball games, as well as the Tulane baseball radio call-in show, returns to WRBH 88.3 FM this season. Both programs and the weekly baseball radio show last aired on the station in 2009.
The Tulane Radio Network has also added WSLA AM 1560, which will double the coverage around the New Orleans area and into Slidell, as well as into western Mississippi areas. Tulane fans around the state of Louisiana and bordering states will now be able to tune into each Green Wave game through its seven 2013 radio affiliates, which is among the most among Conference USA schools and blankets the majority of the state.
"We are happy to announce that we have grown the Tulane Radio Network into two flagship stations and have added additional coverage for our fans, with a total of seven stations now carrying football," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "We are excited to continue our relationship with WMTI FM 106.1 `The Ticket' and happy to be able to re-launch our previous partnership with WRBH FM 88.3. We have made great strides to make sure all our major sports teams have extensive coverage in Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Region."
The Green Wave football team will make its debut on 106.1 "The Ticket" when it opens the 2013 campaign against Jackson State on Thursday, August 29 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 7 p.m.
Tulane head football coach Curtis Johnson will make his appearance on 106.1 "The Ticket" when the first radio call-in show airs on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.
"Cumulus Media owns and operates the Ticket, WMTI FM 106.1 and we are very excited about carrying The Green Wave Football and Men's Basketball games. Cumulus believes in serving the local community and this union with Tulane is an amazing opportunity for us to continue working with our community," Cumulus Regional Vice President Susan Lucchesi said.
"WRBH FM 88.3 is delighted to renew its partnership with Tulane Athletics and we are looking forward to be serving as the flagship station for the Tulane women's basketball and baseball game broadcasts once again," WRBH Executive Director Natalia Gonzalez said.
Dates and the site of the Tulane men's and women's basketball and baseball shows will be announced 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.
WRBH FM 88.3 first aired in 1982 and exclusively provides radio reading service programming for the blind and handicapped, which includes readings of books, original programming and readings of The Wall Street Journal and The Times-Picayune newspapers.
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.
Season ticket packages are available for purchase and renewal by calling the Tulane Team Shop Ticket Office at 504-861-WAVE(9283). All 2013 Tulane Football season ticket holders in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will have priority access to purchase season tickets in Yulman Stadium (those with a history of supporting both the Tulane Athletics Fund and buying season tickets will receive enhanced priority). Season ticket packages start as low as $100 for adults and $70 for youth.
2013 Tulane Athletics Radio Affiliates
Station Location *WMTI FM 106.1 "The Ticket" New Orleans/Covington/Picayune, Miss. KANE 1240 AM New Iberia, La. KAOK 1400 AM Lake Charles, La. KKGB 101.3 FM Lake Charles, La. KMLB 540 AM Monroe, La. WSLA 1560 AM Slidell/New Orleans WJSH 104.7 FM Hammond **WRBH 88.3 FM New Orleans
*Flagship station for Tulane football, men's basketball
** Flagship station for Tulane baseball, women's basketball