March 24, 2009

Central Connecticut Extends Radio Contract with ESPN Radio 1410 and ESPN Radio 1300

The Central Connecticut department of athletics announced on Tuesday that it will continue to broadcast men's basketball and select football games on the CCSU ESPN Radio Network beginning next fall. CCSU, along with ESPN Radio 1410, WPOP in Hartford, and ESPN Radio 1300, WAVZ in New Haven, have extended their contract to air Blue Devil athletics throughout the Nutmeg State.

A new four-year contract between CCSU and the two stations is effective immediately, and it runs through the 2012-13 season. The Central Connecticut men's basketball team will be the exclusive local men's basketball team carried on both ESPN Radio 1410 and ESPN Radio 1300 for at least the next four years. Select football games will also be available on ESPN Radio 1410 during that time.

"We are pleased to announce that our relationship with these two stations will continue for at least the next four years," Central Connecticut Director of Athletics C.J. Jones said. "We have teamed with ESPN Radio 1410 for the past 13 seasons, and we couldn't be happier with the relationship we have had during that time. Last season we added ESPN Radio 1300 in New Haven, and the feedback from our fans was tremendous. We added another listening area for Blue Devils fans to follow our team throughout the year, and now we are proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with both stations."

For the eighth straight season CCSU will also make its broadcasts available online. Fans can log on to CCSUBlueDevils.com, the home of Central Connecticut athletics on the web, to receive all of the scheduled games for the 2009-10 season for football and basketball, both home and away. Home games also feature live video, along with the radio broadcast, through the school's official website.

"This is another proud day for us," Jones said. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with both of these stations in the future, and take great pride in bringing Blue Devil athletics to our many alumni and fans throughout the state of Connecticut."