If you dwell outside of the Triangle location of North Carolina, you’d be excused if you didn’t genuinely treatment that significantly about the radio station that carries the Tar Heel Sports community football and basketball game titles. These of us dwelling in the region where UNC is housed, even so, had gotten applied to a specific rhythm of the time. While the THSN regarded WCHL its flagship, the smaller reach of its band meant that most people in the spot had to attain for one more station to listen to game titles.
For a long time individuals stations were ones that had been owned by iHeartRadio, to start with 100.7 and then sooner or later 106.1. In modern decades, 106.1 modified from a classic rock station to a talk radio format, and whatever your political bent it absolutely sure seemed like higher education sporting activities weren’t a great suit on a station generating its hey on political view. Contracts are contracts, nevertheless, and right up until the one UNC had signed was performed iHeart could set it wherever they preferred.
On Tuesday it grew to become apparent that deal was up, mainly because UNC and Learfield announced that they have a new household in the Triangle.
The go is noteworthy for various explanations. First and foremost, the station that the greater part of individuals in the triangle will go to is owned not only by a North Carolinian, but a UNC alumnus in Don Curtis. Curtis served two phrases on the UNC Board of Trustees, and has made various items to the school. As the major hub for the Tar Heels, odds are the video games won’t be found as just a assets for the group, but as somewhat of an honor which really should assistance UNC in the advertising of gatherings and coach’s exhibits.
The other matter noteworthy about this transfer is that the genuine station carrying the video games will be WPTF 98.5 FM. Supporters of a sure age…you know more mature folks like yours genuinely…will try to remember that WPTF utilized to be the household for NC Condition Athletics. Their transfer above to Money Broadcasting’s 99.9 and 101.5 allowed the Tar Heels to go more than to the News station, which also had to make Curtis smile.
The Tar Heels will not be leaving their flagship roots, although, irrespective of the tough wording of that tweet. WCHL will still be carrying Carolina online games, as the Voice of the Tar Heels and the station by itself speedily clarified.
Also, want to make clear a couple items concerning the affiliate modify…
1. This is in the Triangle. We do not foresee any other significant affiliate alterations
2. Our excellent lover @WCHLChapelboro is nevertheless an affiliate on the THSN
3. All streaming options will continue to be accessible
— Jones Angell (@JonesAngell) July 27, 2021
The information that WCHL is nonetheless carrying game titles is fantastic information, as they have wonderful submit recreation protection that has involved our very own Jake Lawrence.
Total, very good news for everybody concerned as the station switch ought to permit for a much better in shape, a UNC alumnus is now the Triangle flagship, and followers employed to WCHL will nonetheless be ready to hear to the Chapel Hill Station present coverage.
The most effective portion? We are only a couple of months absent from essentially listening to video games on these stations!