The University of Toledo and Learfield recently announced the extension of its current radio contract with iHeartMedia Toledo through the 2021-22 athletic year.
iHeartMedia will produce all UT football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games for the UT Health Rocket Sports Radio Network. WSPD (1370 AM and 92.9 FM) will remain the network’s flagship station to broadcast a variety of the University’s athletic games and events.
“We continuously strive to deliver quality broadcasts for our fans and believe that our long standing affiliation with iHeartMedia Toledo will be the foundation for a strong partnership moving forward. We’re pleased to have them as our flagship another five years,” said Luke Reiff, general manager for Learfield’s Rocket Sports Properties, the Toledo Rockets’ athletics multimedia rights holder since 2007.
“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with iHeartMedia Toledo,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “We have a very strong and comprehensive radio presence with iHeartMedia Toledo and the UT Health Rocket Sports Radio Network that offers tremendous exposure for our football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. We look forward to many more years of Rocket Athletics on WSPD and all our stations in the network.”
iHeartMedia Toledo Market President Kellie Holeman-Szenderski added, “iHeartMedia Toledo has been a proud partner of the Toledo Rockets since 1965. Our partnership goes deeper than our radio contract. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship to produce college athletics content for the Toledo community.”
The UT Health Rocket Sports Radio Network consists of seven stations, including flagship station WSPD (1370AM and 92.9 FM) in Toledo. WSPD has been carrying UT football and men’s basketball games since 1965. Rocket women’s basketball contests have been carried in Toledo on WCWA (AM 1230) for the past 14 years. WSPD also carries the UT Coach’s Show every Monday night during the football and basketball seasons. All the games and the UT Coach’s Show also are streamed live at UTRockets.com and on mobile devices.