Aug. 29, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- ISP Sports and UAB Athletics are proud to announce that two new radio stations, WIQR-AM (1410) in Montgomery/Prattville and WTRB-FM (98.3) Ashland/Talladega, have joined the Blazers ISP Sports Network.
Beginning with the 2006 football season, fans in the Montgomery/Prattville listening area will be able to tune in for all UAB game broadcasts and coaches shows. "WIQR has worked very hard over the last two years to develop a quality program line-up that can compete on the highest level in the Montgomery/Central Alabama Market," said WIQR General Manager Greg Meadows.
"This is why I see UAB/WIQR as a perfect marriage. Watson Brown and UAB have turned an infant Division 1 football program into a major bowl contender. Mike Davis comes in as a top NCAA coach to inherit an already nationally recognized basketball program. Together we can satisfy the demands the local UAB faithful."
Also new to the Blazers ISP Sports Network is WTRB in Ashland/Talladega. 98.3-FM is a signal that reaches as far north as Anniston, and as far south as Alexander City. "WTRB is excited to be part of UAB's growing athletic program," Williams Communications Corporate Program Director, Tex Carter said. "UAB's success means Alabama joins the ranks of states with three major college athletic programs and Williams Communications is proud to help promote that great story." WTRB will carry all Blazer football games, a significant number of basketball games, and Blazers All-Access with UAB head basketball coach Mike Davis.
"One of our goals this summer was to seriously improve our radio network," said Cory Provus, who is in his first season as the play-by-play announcer for UAB athletics. "We knew our flagship station offered us tremendous coverage both locally and in the northern part of the state, but we didn't have much coverage to the south and in the east. We are delighted to have WIQR and WTRB on board, and we hope to continue the growth of the Blazers ISP Sports Network in the future."