By Jeff Pederson – Pedal Down Promotions
PLYMOUTH, WIS. – 1420AM The Breeze (WJUB) in Plymouth has finalized an agreement to join the Marquette University Golden Eagles Radio Network as a game broadcast partner for the upcoming 2017-18 NCAA men’s college basketball season.
As part of the Learfield Radio Network, 1420AM The Breeze will carry all 31 Marquette regular season games, including each of the team’s Big East conference contests.
The first game broadcast for the 2017-18 campaign will air on Friday, Nov. 10 when the Marquette Golden Eagles tip off the new season against Mount St. Mary’s at 8 p.m. The highlight of Marquette’s non-conference schedule features a showdown with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 9.
“This move allows Sheboygan County listeners to have easier access to the Marquette men’s basketball radio broadcasts through the 2017-18 season,” 1420AM The Breeze Operations Manager David Hendrickson said. “We recognized that there was a void in the Sheboygan County area for Marquette men’s basketball game broadcasts and we are excited to have an opportunity to fill it this year.”
Steve “The Homer” True will handle play-by-play duties with former Marquette standout Jim McIlvaine serving as the color analyst on each broadcast.
“To have the Marquette games available, crystal clear, in Sheboygan County on 1420AM is going to be fantastic,” McIlvaine said.
This is the first time in the history of the 1420AM The Breeze that the station will be airing game broadcasts for a major college athletic team.
“We’ve had a strong background of broadcasting local high school sports for many years and we are looking forward to stepping up our efforts and bringing our listeners the excitement of Marquette’s NCAA men’s basketball games,” Hendrickson said. “This is a new venture for us and we hope our listeners are as excited as we are about this announcement.”
1420AM The Breeze is a full-service station, with local news and weather coverage and an Adult Standards music format featuring Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and contemporary artists like Michael Buble and Diana Krall.