Grand Rapids, Mich. – August 16th, 2019 –iHeart Media Grand Rapids announced today a new broadcast agreement to carry Michigan State Football and Basketball games beginning this fall. Under this new agreement the Spartan Sports Network is moving Football and Basketball games for the first time to iHeartMedia Grand Rapids. The programing that iHeart picks up also includes the Mark Dantonio Show and Tom Izzo Show along with other MSU sports features.
“We are thrilled to partner with iHeartMedia Grand Rapids,” said Will Tieman, President of Spartan Sports Network. “It is important for MSU fans to have broadcast coverage in Grand Rapids for all of our MSU content. We hope that this new partnership will allow fans to stay connected with Spartan Sports.”
“The entire team at iHeartMedia is excited to be the new home for MSU football and basketball. With the Spartans constantly being ranked high in the national polls in both sports we are sure this will be a great addition to our sports line-up.” said Tim Feagan, Market President for iHeartMedia Grand Rapids. “This will only enhance our ability to continue to be the leader in sports radio in West Michigan.”
In addition to MSU Football and Basketball, iHeart West Michigan stations will continue to broadcast The University of Michigan Football and Basketball, Tiger Baseball, The Detroit Redwings, Detroit Pistons Basketball, Grand Valley State University football and basketball, Western Michigan University football and basketball, Central Michigan University football, Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey, and weekly High School Football and Basketball in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
About iHeartMedia Grand Rapids: iHeartMedia West Michigan owns and operates WBCT-FM; WBFX-FM; WMAX-FM; WOOD-AM; WSNX-FM; WSRW-FM; WTKG-AM; WOOD-FM; WMUS-FM; WMRR-FM; WKBZ-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. iHeartMedia serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites. Listeners can also tune in on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. More information on the company can be found at iheartmedia.com.