HUNTINGTON — Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia and Price Broadcasting Company have partnered to bring the state’s premiere high school basketball radio program to listeners across Southern West Virginia.
WZAC-FM 92.5 MHz, a 6,000 watt radio station licensed to Danville, West Virginia, will bring Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia to thousands of basketball fans in portions of Boone, Lincoln, Kanawha and Logan counties, including the towns of Danville, Madison, Chapmanville, Seth, Racine, Van and Alum Creek, an area of the state that continually has teams playing in the state tournament.
Student-athletes, coaches and fans of Scott, Sherman, Chapmanville and Van high schools will be able to tune in to Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia on WZAC-FM each Friday.
WZAC-FM becomes Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia’s 30th affiliate radio station. With the addition of 92.5 FM, the show now reaches more than 1.2 million potential radio listeners, with an on-air presence in 36 West Virginia counties.
Hosted by Ryan Epling, Tolsia Rebels girls’ basketball coach Ric Morrone, local broadcaster Joe Linville and Bill Cornwell, the live, three-hour program airs each Friday night during basketball season from 9 p.m. until midnight from the WMUL-FM studios and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Television Studio A located in the Communications Building on the campus of Marshall University.
“The Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia crew is elated to join forces with Price Broadcasting Company to reach portions of this southern coalfields’ high school basketball hotbed in order to give the Boone, Lincoln, Kanawha and Logan counties’ radio listeners this live high school basketball talk programming,” said Dr. Charles G. Bailey, faculty manager of flagship station WMUL-FM. “It is most gratifying that the management of WZAC-FM has decided to become an affiliate carrying our live sports talk program during high school basketball season. The results of this move will certainly be beneficial to all involved.”
“WZAC is excited about becoming a Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia affiliate,” Kaye Watson, general manager, said in a news release. “We want to expand our local sports coverage and we felt this was a good start. Following high school basketball in our area is becoming more popular and we felt this program was a good fit.”
Basketball Friday Night’s statewide radio affiliate list and coverage map may be accessed at basketballnight.com/affiliates. Basketball Friday Night will air each Friday through March 20.