DENTON, Tex. (6/16/08) – The Mean Green Radio Network and 100.7 KWRD-FM have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract to air all North Texas football and men’s basketball games. The MGRN is entering its eighth season with The Word as its commercial flagship station and the new contract will keep North Texas games on with KWRD through the 2012-13 season.
“We’re very excited to have reached an agreement with KWRD 100.7 FM that extends our relationship for another five years. KWRD and sister station KPXI in Tyler/Longview have been solid partners for our radio network since 2001,” said Deputy Athletic Director Hank Dickenson. “This tandem of stations have provided stability as well as increased exposure. The fact that we boast two 100,000 watt FM signals (KWRD and campus station KNTU) allows us to reach the core North Texas fans and alumni who live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. From a commercial flagship standpoint, KWRD has been tremendous to work with and we look forward to another five years!”
In addition to KWRD, the campus station KNTU 88.1 FM along with KPXI 100.7 FM in Tyler-Longview will air all 12 regular season football games and men’s basketball games.
Back for his 20th season, the voice of the Mean Green is popular metroplex personality George Dunham. Dickenson will enter his 13th season paired with Dunham for football games and serves as play-by-play voice for road men’s basketball games.
Along with the radio extension, Fox College Sports has exercised a one-year option to pick up the Mean Green Insider television show for another season. The MGI provides highlights, interviews, and features of North Texas athletes and coaches throughout the season.
“Our in-house programming is always available to fans via our web site, Meangreensports.com. However, I think most fans would agree that having the shows distributed over the air is always a positive. The fact that Fox College Sports is eager to once again distribute our weekly production of “The Mean Green Insider” is a big bonus. That kind of exposure is a benefit to our supporters and can certainly be an asset from a recruiting perspective” said Dickenson.