Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Flagship Station for Wolfpack Sports...

Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM Replaces WPTF

NC State officials announced today that an agreement has been reached
involving its rights holder, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Broadcasting
Corporation to partner with CBC station Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM. The agreement
moves Wolfpack sports programming to the FM side of the dial and solidifies NC
State’s flagship radio partnership through the 2016-2017 seasons. Read more...

3 comments:

ken said...

I'm torn on this one, not sure how I feel about it yet. WRAL has a great signal throughout the triangle, and Capitol Broadcasting is a very progressive company that has always been a leader, especially on the TV side related to technology. You could see this possibly opening up other distribution methods too, maybe related to internet?

But, WPTF has been so closely linked to wolfpack basketball for so long it is sad to see that end. Also, since I do go to a lot of games outside north carolina, I've always had at least some chances to tune in to post game shows on WPTF. The signal is typically fading in and out and I have to turn it all the way up, but my ears are pretty good at pulling out a signal from a lot of noise. I've been able to at least get a little of the post game on WPTF from Clemson, Tallahassee, College Park, and Syracuse that I can remember off the top of my head. XM Radio helps a bit with not needing this, except during NCAA tournament, where XM deal doesn't apply.

David Fix said...

This would be a sad day if WPTF was the WPTF of old. I guess the Wolfpack Sports Network was putting Curtis over his self-imposed limit of 7.5 hours a day of local programming (I'm not kidding, do the math.)

680 has been the flagship station for my entire life, but long gone are the days when the NC State broadcast crew had any links to WPTF. Remember, WPTF was the local pioneer in sports talk. What was once a couple of hours of evening sports talk is now a tape-delayed broadcast of Sean Hannity.

Ken White said...

I used to listen to PTF all the time. Seriously morning, noon and night. Didn't like the mornings much after Dornburg's death, grew to HATE Bart Ritner, and eventually completely burned out on Rush and anyone like him.

At most now I listen to them in spots from 10pm to midnight. I sometimes like Tom Kearney's show. Occassionally listen to Clark Howard, but it is tape delayed and can listen later in the day to live on 101.1 FM. The only thing I do love is Dr. Dean Edell at 11.