PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 6, 2018) – Providence College Athletics and its multimedia rights-holder, Learfield, have announced a five-year agreement with iHeartMedia, to become the official radio home of Providence College men’s hockey on NewsRadio 104.7 FM.
“We are excited to have our program showcased on NewsRadio and the iHeartMedia family,” Providence College Men’s Hockey Coach Nate Leaman said. “This relationship allows for a championship program to have a platform that can reach a major audience. Our goal every year is to compete on the biggest stages of our sport and we are happy to have iHeartMedia deliver the coverage to our loyal Friar fans.”
Beginning with the 2018-19 hockey season, all Friars men’s hockey games, in addition to all pregame and postgame network programming will be carried live on NewsRadio 104.7 FM. The agreement also includes 10 editions of the Nate Leaman Coaches Show that will air throughout the season. Mike Logan, who is entering his 24th season as the voice of the Friars, will call all the live action this season on 104.7 FM. Logan also will host the Nate Leaman Coaches show on 104.7.
"iHeartMedia is thrilled to partner with Providence Friars Sports Properties and Learfield for Providence College men's hockey,” said Care Jones, iHeart Providence General Sales Manager, Boston Region. We are excited to collaborate with such a professional organization to bring our listeners this exciting and successful program."
For the first time ever, all regular and post-season Providence College men’s hockey games will be carried on terrestrial radio in the Providence-Warwick market. The new deal also provides a new hockey coaches show and robust promotional and branding opportunities across the iHeartMedia-Providence radio station cluster (94HJY, Coast 93.3, B101, WHJJ and 104.7 FM).
"We are thrilled to begin a new relationship with iHeartMedia and NewsRadio 104.7 FM," Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “Having broadcasts of all men’s hockey games and 10 coaches shows available on the local radio dial and online are a tremendous addition to Providence College’s ever-growing brand."
Providence College hockey fans can also follow the Friars via the TuneIn radio app in addition to live game broadcasts via Friars All-Access at www.friars.com.
Providence College is one of nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas represented by Learfield, and Providence Friars Sports Properties is its local team that manages the rights relationship. With a rich history that includes over four decades of in collegiate athletics, Learfield titles the Learfield Directors’ Cup and offers its partners 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.