Middle Tennessee Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Blue Raider Sports Properties, announced today that long-time station affiliate WGNS will now serve as the university's radio production home for the next five years.
Owned by The Rutherford Group, WGNS News Radio AM 1450, FM 100.5 and FM 101.9 will carry all home and away football games, as well as all men's and women's basketball and baseball games, through the 2022-23 collegiate athletic season. Additionally, the stations will air the seasonal coaches' shows for the respective sports.
"We are so excited to continue our commitment with MTSU Athletics," said Scott Walker, president of The Rutherford Group. "WGNS is equally excited about broadcasting Raider baseball for the first time, which should give listeners a better taste of college sports in our community."
"Middle Tennessee is proud to grow our partnership with WGNS" said Chris Massaro, Director of Athletics for Middle Tennessee. "It is great to be on a station that is committed to our broadcasts and wants to air our games. This is what our fans in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County deserve."
The Middle Tennessee Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.
Middle Tennessee is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas represented by Learfield nationwide. Blue Raider Sports Properties is its local team in Murfreesboro. For more than four decades, Learfield has been immersed in the collegiate athletics landscape and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup. The company also provides its college partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campuswide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.