The Atlanta Hawks today announced that beginning July 1, 2013, CBS RADIO’s SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will become the official flagship station of the team. As part of a multi-year agreement, beginning with the 2013-14 season, 92-9 The Game will broadcast all NBA regular season and postseason basketball games played by the Atlanta Hawks, all pregame and postgame broadcasts and create dedicated Hawks programming with their on-air basketball talent including Rick Kamla, Sam Mitchell and Dennis Scott. Long-time voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Steve Holman, will continue his role as play-by-play announcer with 92-9 The Game, adding to his 2,050th consecutive game broadcast.
“Entering into a partnership with 92-9 The Game will create exciting opportunities for both the Atlanta Hawks and our new flagship,” said Bob Williams, President, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. “CBS RADIO’s sports talk investment in the greater Atlanta market, the NBA and the Hawks, boasting one of the most powerful signal strengths in the Southeast, means more Hawks fans than ever will be able to follow and support our team and interact with the basketball savvy on-air talent at 92-9 The Game 24 hours a day, year-round.”
"We are very excited to partner with the Atlanta Hawks organization,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Atlanta. “Danny Ferry, Coach Bud and the Team are launching a new era of Hawks basketball and 92-9 the Game is very proud to play a part in bringing the vivacity of the NBA to fans across the entire metro of Atlanta.”
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will celebrate the new partnership with special guests from the Hawks including General Manager Danny Ferry, players Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia, alumni Dominique Wilkins and Charlie Criss, call-ins from new Head Coach Mike Budenholzer and Hawks player Lou Williams, and more.
About the Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. Atlanta Hawks Memberships for the 2013-14 season are on sale now! For more information on the Hawks, log on to www.hawks.com.
About SportsRadio 92-9 The Game
SportsRadio 92-9 The Game is owned byCBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with 126 stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10. The station can be heard on-air, online at www.929thegame.com and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices. CBS RADIO pioneered the sports radio format more than 25 years ago and has more than two dozen all-sports stations among its portfolio, the majority of which are in the Top 15 markets nationwide. Several of these CBS RADIO stations serve as the flagship broadcaster of a major league sports team, including full coverage of six other NBA teams across the nation.