Athletic Event Broadcasts Broadened with Move to FM
The announcers will be
the same and the enthusiasm for Hope College sports over the radio
airwaves as strong as ever, but beginning with football this fall the game day
action will be heard on FM 92.7 The Van instead of WHTC-AM 1450.
WHTC has been the
flagship broadcaster of Hope
College athletics since
the 1950s. Both WHTC and The Van are owned by Midwest Communications Inc.
decades of broadcasting Hope football and men's and women's basketball on WHTC
we feel the time is right to move the broadcasts to our FM station 92.7 The
Van," said Kevin Oswald, general sales manager. "This
move will give our broadcasts a larger coverage area which will be beneficial
to Hope College and its fan base and to the
advertisers who support Hope sports on the radio and on-line."
values its long-time relationship with the staff of WHTC," said Tom
Renner, associate vice president for public and community relations at Hope.
"There are few colleges who have the type of relationship Hope
enjoys. The opportunity to expand the coverage area via 92.7 is
affords WHTC, The Van and Hope College the opportunity to establish an even
stronger relationship for years to come with Hope Sports programming now
appearing on both stations as well as all games being streamed on the
Internet," said Brent Alan, program director.
"I am also
extremely excited to bring Hope Sports to our FM station, as listeners have
been asking for a better signal at night when WHTC tends fade out in areas
further away from our tower. With Hope Sports on 92.7 The Van we can now
give a clearer signal to all areas up and down the lakeshore from Grand Haven
to South Haven and East to Grand
WHTC's commitment to
Hope College will remain strong with fan favorites such as the Hope Sports
Report weekday mornings at 7:17 a.m. and the Hope Sports Roundtable on Friday
mornings continuing to air on WHTC.
Wetherbee and Jerry Klomparens will be mikeside again this coming year,
beginning Saturday, Sept. 5 for the football opener at Illinois Wesleyan