Originally written on Bob's Blitz  |  Last updated 11/5/14
BROOKLYN (September 23, 2013) -- CBS RADIO, the Brooklyn Nets, and Barclays Center have formed a strategic alliance that combines the strengths of the powerful media and entertainment brands, resulting in increased coverage on WFAN Sports Radio 66AM and 101.9 FM of the popular NBA team, select college basketball games under the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ presented by Ticketmaster franchise, and select BROOKLYN BOXING™ powered by Golden Boy Promotions bouts, as well as the creation of first-class concert events, and exposure of the landmark arena to audiences across the country. “CBS RADIO provides a commanding broadcast partner for the Nets and Barclays Center that delivers widespread exposure and promotion for our franchises,” said Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “We are thrilled to continue airing Nets games on WFAN-AM/FM and expanding team coverage throughout the season, but we are just as excited about the opportunity of broadcasting other prominent events from Barclays Center, including select concerts, major college basketball and big time boxing, which will re-ignite a popular New York pastime.” “Today’s announcement marks the union of two great companies with expertise in delivering high quality programming, appealing to a broad spectrum of sports and entertainment fans,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO. “This partnership presents a unique opportunity to connect our listeners, not only in New York, but across the country, with exceptional brands and an outstanding venue, and provides CBS RADIO with content for our on-air and audio digital platforms.” A unique aspect of the agreement calls for Barclays Center and CBS RADIO to develop and jointly program a new concert series and live events hosted at the arena. These events will be promoted using the nationwide scale of CBS RADIO’s 126 stations, the majority of which are located in the top 50 radio markets. These co-produced events will offer out of market consumers the chance to experience Barclays Center firsthand through customized promotions and fly-away contests. Broadcast elements on WFAN-AM/FM include: ● Station to serve as the flagship home of the Brooklyn Nets, continuing a partnership that has been in place since the 2004-05 season; ● Expanded pre- and post-game shows before a number of games and the launch of the weekly “Brooklyn Nets Report” to be broadcast live during the “Joe and Evan Midday Show” (10:00 AM-1:00 PM) available on-air and online at www.wfan.com. Players, coaches, and executives will be available to discuss the team throughout the season; ● World championship boxing makes its return to New York radio with select bout coverage of BROOKLYN BOXING™ powered by Golden Boy Promotions at Barclays Center. In addition to the live broadcasts of the fights, the station will stage a number of remote set-ups on location to provide listeners with in-depth and behind the scenes insight; and ● Play-by-play of marquee BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball games and tournaments, as well as highlights of the top-flight high school games in Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs. Additionally, custom content and web pages dedicated to the Brooklyn Nets and local basketball action will be available at cbsnewyork.com. Now just sit back and wait for Benigno to somehow badmouth Barclays too much for their liking. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
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