Bob Joyce Joins 97.9 ESPN Hartford

97.9 ESPN WUCS Hartford University of ConnecticutFollowing his exit from Entercom News/Talk 1080 WTIC Hartford last week, Bob Joyce is following the University of Connecticut to iHeartMedia Sports “97.9 ESPN” WUCS Windsor Locks/Hartford.

Joyce will serve as Executive Producer of UConn Athletics Content for WUCS and continue as the play-by-play voice for UConn Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey. He will also work closely with the station’s afternoon show hosted by former MLB pitcher Rob Dibble.

iHeartMedia announced today that Bob Joyce has been named Executive Producer of UConn Athletics content for 97.9 ESPN Hartford, Hartford’s Sports station. iHeartMedia Hartford has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing five stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Executive Producer, Joyce will be the radio voice for Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey, and will do play-by-play and work closely with “The Rob Dibble Show.” He will report to Ben Darnell, Program Director for Sports and Talk properties for iHeartMedia Connecticut.

“We are excited to have Bob Joyce on our team,” said Steve Honeycomb, President of iHeartMedia’s Hartford Region. “Bob brings continuity and a high-quality professionalism to our UConn content. He is well known in the market and with UConn fans, and we are confident he will bring UConn sports broadcasting to new levels.”

Joyce has served as a sportscaster in the region for nearly three decades. He holds several positions with the UConn IMG Sports Network, serving as pregame, halftime and postgame host for UConn Football since 2005 and as the full-time voice of the UConn Women’s Basketball Team since 2006.

“I am honored and excited to join the iHeartMedia family at 97.9 ESPN Hartford and continue my work with the UConn IMG Sports Network as the radio voice of the 11-time National Champion Women’s Basketball team,” said Joyce. “I look forward to continuing my working relationships while establishing many new friendships with the folks at iHeartMedia and their listeners. Go Huskies!”

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