Jan. 23, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. -- WGN Radio (720 AM) and Northwestern University today announced that they have extended their sports broadcast agreement for an additional four years. Wildcat fans will be able to hear Northwestern football and men's basketball on The Voice of Chicago through the 2012-2013 season.
Continuing behind the microphone as the Wildcats' play-by-play announcer will be WGN Radio Sports Director, Dave Eanet. Eanet, a Northwestern alumnus and 2005 Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame honorary inductee, has handled play-by-play duties for Northwestern for 19 years.
Tom Langmyer, WGN Radio Vice President and General Manager said of the partnership, "In his first year as athletic director for Northwestern, Jim Phillips has brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm. Pat Fitzgerald led the football team to a winning season in 2008 and Bill Carmody's men's basketball team is off to a great start this season as well. We are proud to continue the tradition and partnership between WGN Radio and Northwestern University. "
"We are extremely pleased that Northwestern Athletics will continue its long partnership with WGN-AM 720," said Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips. "WGN is one of the nation's premier radio stations and is the No. 1 station in Chicagoland. We are truly excited that the Voice of Chicago and Dave Eanet will remain the voice of the Wildcats for the next four years. Special thanks to Tom Langmyer and his tremendous staff for all their hard work in finalizing this agreement."
WGN Radio 720 AM, the 2008 IBA Large Market Station of the Year, is dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland entertainment, news, sports, and information. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Northwestern University and celebrates over 80 years as "The Voice of Chicago." For more information or to listen online visit www.wgnradio.com.