[WNSR & TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ESTABLISH BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP]
[Nashville, TN, June 30th 2023 ] — Tennessee State University and Nashville Sports Radio WNSR are pleased to announce a significant three-year partnership aimed at enriching the gameday experience for Tiger fans and expanding the coverage of TSU football and basketball throughout the Nashville region.
Under this innovative collaboration, WNSR Radio Nashville, renowned for its local sports coverage, will serve as the official radio broadcast partner for TSU Football and basketball. This multi-year agreement grants WNSR exclusive rights to provide live play-by-play coverage of all TSU football and basketball games, including regular season matches and postseason appearances. This partnership signifies a major milestone for both institutions, combining the rich traditions of TSU with WNSR's dedication to delivering comprehensive sports coverage.
WNSR's flagship network, 560 AM, 95.9 FM (Nashville), 107.9 FM (Smyrna), and WNSR.com, will broadcast all TSU football and men's basketball games, allowing fans to stay connected with their beloved Tigers regardless of their location. Additionally, WNSR will offer in-depth pregame and postgame analysis, exclusive interviews with coaches and players, and behind-the-scenes content to engage fans on a deeper level.
"We are thrilled to return to WNSR, one of the founding stations for TSU Athletics," expressed Dr. Mikki Allen, Director of Athletics at TSU. "The profound significance that WNSR will bring to our football and basketball games will undoubtedly be cherished by our devoted fans."
The inaugural broadcast of this partnership will take place during the highly anticipated season-opening football game at Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 2.
“Voice of the Tigers" Greg Pogue will handle play-by-play duties for both football and men's basketball, with former Tennessee Titan Chris Sanders joining him in the football booth. Veteran broadcaster Albert Dawson returns to the WNSR airwaves and teams up with Pogue for the men's basketball broadcasts. Adam Johnson, WNSR operations manager, will serve as executive producer for all TSU broadcasts.
"This collaboration with TSU perfectly aligns with our mission to provide Nashville sports fans with top-quality coverage," said Johnson. "We are committed to showcasing the exceptional talent and dedication of TSU athletes, and we are honored to become the radio home for Tiger football. Through this partnership, we aim to elevate the game day experience for all TSU fans and foster a deeper connection between the radio station and the North Nashville community."
In addition to game day broadcasts, WNSR Radio Nashville will collaborate with TSU Football on community outreach initiatives, special events, and promotional activities. This partnership extends beyond the radio airwaves, allowing both organizations to support the local community and further promote the pride and spirit of TSU.
The TSU and WNSR partnership promises an exciting future for the Tiger faithful, as it brings together the passion of TSU's loyal fans with the expertise and reach of WNSR's sports coverage. Together, they will create an immersive experience that celebrates the triumphs and achievements of TSU Athletics while strengthening the bonds within the Nashville community.
WNSR is dedicated to delivering comprehensive sports coverage to the Nashville community. With an experienced and passionate team of sports broadcasters, WNSR provides in-depth analysis, engaging discussions, and live coverage of local and national sporting events.
As part of the agreement, WNSR will feature dedicated coaches' shows, highlighting football head coach Eddie George and men's basketball head coach Penny Collins, offering fans an inside look at the players, coaches, and game strategies. These programs will provide exclusive access and insights into the world of TSU Football, further strengthening the team and its passionate supporters.
WNSR can also be streamed on mobile devices using the TSU Tigers app and through Alexa smart speakers.
For more information about TSU Athletics and WNSR Radio Nashville, please visit www.tsutigers.com and www.wnsr.com.
About Tennessee State University Athletics:
Tennessee State University has a rich tradition in athletics, with achievements ranging from international success in track and field to 11 Black College Football National Championships. Legendary Track and Field Coach Ed Temple coached 40 student-athletes who competed in the Olympics, including Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympiad. From 1946-1982, TSU's football program posted a remarkable 101-8-2 record and won 11 Black College Football National Championships. Currently, over 250 student-athletes compete for the Tigers in seven men's and eight women's sports in the Ohio Valley Conference, which participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. Visit TSU Athletics online at tsutigers.com.
About WNSR Nashville Sports Radio:
Established in the fall of 1996, WNSR became Nashville's first 24-hour sports radio station. As a CBS Sports Radio affiliate, WNSR also syndicates the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, the MLB's Atlanta Braves, and the Jim Rome Show (11a-2p). Locally, WNSR hosts the Bill King Show (6-9a), Greg Pogue and Jon Burton Show (9-11a), and The McFarland Show (2-4p).
This morning Nick Guerriero, (TSU Assistant Athletic Director) co-hosted The Greg Pogue & News Channel 5 Jon Burton Show. Guerriero & Pogue discussed the new TSU & WNSR broadcast partnership. Also highlighting TSU's future colleigate ice hockey program, begining in the fall of 2024. At the 59:00 mark - Dr. Mikki Allen (Director of Athletics at TSU) joined the show to promote the new partnership between TSU & WNSR. Listen here