Hubbard Radio/West Palm Beach Inks Deal with FAU Athletics
|RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, July 10, 2019|
Hubbard Radio/West Palm Beach and Florida Atlantic University Athletics have agreed to a 5-year contract beginning this football season. The deal makes FOX Sports Affiliate WMEN-AM (640 The Hurricane) the new flagship station for the FAU Owls. WMEN will now broadcast all FAU football games, men's basketball games and a one-hour weekly coaches show with head football coach Lane Kiffin and head men's basketball coach Dusty May each week during the respective seasons. Longstanding "Voice of FAU Athletics" Ken LaVicka will continue to serve in the same capacity on the new home of FAU Athletics.
"We're honored that FAU Athletics and Florida Atlantic Sports Properties have chosen Hubbard Radio's cluster of seven stations (640 WMEN, 97.9 WRMF,103.1 WIRK, X102.3, News-Talk 850 WFTL, Sunny 107.9 and Beatz 96.3) to help bring the excitement of FAU Football and Basketball to fans across South Florida," said Senior VP/Market Manager Elizabeth Hamma. "640-WMEN, the new flagship station for FAU will provide FAU fans with unparalleled access to all football and basketball games with the familiar ‘Voice of FAU Athletics' Ken LaVicka, Coach Lane Kiffin and Coach Dusty May coaches show as well as daily updates on FAU Athletics. The growth of FAU Athletics has significant impact on our local South Florida community."
"We are extremely excited to enter into a new partnership with Hubbard Radio, which will make 640 The Hurricane Sports Radio (WMEN-AM) the new flagship radio station for FAU Athletics," added VP/Director of Athletics Brian White. "This new relationship will allow FAU to broaden our reach within Palm Beach and Broward counties which is a priority as we continue to expand the FAU brand both locally and globally. With seven radio stations under the Hubbard umbrella there are ample opportunities for cross promotion, marketing and branding, which are vital as we continue to grow."