Carolina Panthers & Milwaukee Brewers Extend Rights Agreements
The NFL’s Carolina Panthers and MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers have announced rights deal extensions with their current flagships.
The Brewers will continue to air on Good Karma Brands News/Talk 620 WTMJ/103.3 W277CV with a multi-yeat extension announced today. Outside of 1970 and 1982, WTMJ has been the flagship for the Brewers other 47 seasons in their existence.
Entercom News/Talk 1110 WBT Charlotte and 99.3 WBT-FM Chester SC will continue in their role as flagship for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. WBT has served as Panthers flagship since 2005 (and also carried their games in 1995-1999). As part of the deal former Panthers players Steve Smith Sr., Damione Lewis and Muhsin Muhammad will become contributors to Entercom Sports “610 The Fan” WFNZ/102.5 W273DA Charlotte.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Newsradio WTMJ have agreed to extend their radio rights agreement with a multi-year extension. The announcement was made today by Brewers President of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger and Steve Wexler, Vice President and Market Manager of Good Karma Brands, which owns and operates WTMJ.
“The Brewers and WTMJ have one of the longest partnerships in Major League Baseball and we are mutually committed to delivering exceptional programming and content,” said Schlesinger. “We value our partnership with Good Karma Brands and are excited to continue a great tradition of bringing Brewers baseball to our entire fan base.”
WTMJ has served as the radio flagship of the Brewers for all but two seasons since the team moved to Milwaukee in 1970. Hall-of-Famer Bob Uecker is in his 49th year as voice of the Brewers. He is joined in the booth by Jeff Levering (fifth season), Lane Grindle (fourth season) and radio engineer Kent Sommerfeld.
“We are proud of our long partnership with the Brewers and look forward to delivering ‘the soundtrack of summer’ to fans across the state for years to come,” said Wexler. “Our brands share a lot in common, including a commitment to Wisconsin and a deep appreciation for our fans and partners.”
Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, and the Carolina Panthers today announced a new multi-year broadcast partnership extension. As part of the agreement, Charlotte station News Talk 1110 WBT (WBT-AM) will continue to serve as the exclusive flagship home of the Carolina Panthers. Sister station WFNZ (WFNZ-AM) will provide promotional support.
“We are thrilled and excited to continue this valued partnership with the Carolina Panthers,” said Matthew Hanlon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Charlotte. “Since the team’s inception, fans have needed a place to turn to for exceptional coverage of the Panthers and I’m proud WBT is given the opportunity to be that voice.”
“Since 2005, WBT has been our flagship radio station and we look forward to continuing this long-standing partnership,” said Tom Glick, President, Carolina Panthers. “WBT and WFNZ play important roles on game days and throughout the football season, ensuring that Panthers fans have access to local radio coverage of our team’s impact both on the field and in the community.”
As part of the partnership extension, Panthers legends Steve Smith Sr., Damione Lewis and Muhsin Muhammad will contribute to WFNZ segments. News Talk 1110 WBT will continue to carry all Panthers game broadcasts with Mick Mixon and Jim Szoke providing play-by-play coverage. In addition, the agreement includes the continuation of pregame and postgame shows, including “The Coaches Show” on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.