The Atlanta Hawks and CBS RADIO have inked a deal to extend their broadcast partnership. The extension includes broadcast of all 82 Hawks’ regular season and all postseason games on WZGC 92.9 The Game as well as 30-minute pre- and postgame shows. Also returning as the “Voice of the Hawks” is Steve Holman, who will begin his 32nd year as the play-by-play announcer for the franchise in 2016-17.
“The Atlanta Hawks are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with CBS RADIO Atlanta. We’ve seen 92.9 the Game grow into a dominant player in the Atlanta sports radio market, with a strong focus on local programing and supporting our local teams with expert coverage. Their vision clearly represents the Hawks’ ’True to Atlanta’ mantra,” said Andrew Saltzman, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.
The “On the Court with Coach Bud” and “Catching Up with Koonin” on-air segments that feature President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer and CEO Steve Koonin, respectively, will also be reprised. Fans can tune in to 92.9 The Game over the air, online at www.929thegame.com or via the Radio.com app for mobile devices.
Additionally, new Hawks-based content – across digital, social and radio channels - for both 92.9 The Game and V-103 will be developed as part of the expanded partnership. The latter station is a top urban outlet in the Atlanta market and home to Hawks’ PA announcer, Ryan Cameron, as well as Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, the team’s in-game DJ. Cameron hosts the popular morning drive program, “The Ryan Cameron Show with Wanda Smith,” and “Tigger” hosts the self-titled “The Big Tigger Show” from 2 to 6 p.m. daily on V-103, which can be heard on-air, online at www.v-103.com or via the Radio.com app for mobile devices.
"We are very excited to renew our partnership with the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and to continue providing Atlanta and Georgia area fans the very best in NBA basketball,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Atlanta. “The Hawks new ownership group has shown a renewed commitment to delivering excellence, both on and off the court, and share our own vision and responsibility to our community.”
Source : nba.com