Tampa and Orlando Sports/Talk Stations to Partner with NBC Sports Radio
Tampa, Fla. (October 1, 2012) – Genesis Communications announced today that its sports/talk radio stations in Tampa (WHBO-AM 1040) and Orlando (WHOO-AM 1080) have partnered with NBC Sports Radio, which is being distributed by Dial Global, and has begun airing its programming today, October 1st.
The two stations will officially change names to NBC SportsTalk 1040 The Team Tampa Bay and NBC SportsTalk 1080 The Team Orlando. NBC Sports and locally produced content will also become available in audio and video form on www.SportsTalkFlorida.com.
The stations had been affiliated with ESPN Radio for several years. The move is being driven by local listener demand for new, exclusive content. NBC Sports Radio will include hourly sports news updates, engaging daily features as well as new full-length shows.
Genesis Communications also announced that it is adding NBC Sports’ NFL Sunday Night Football in America host, Dan Patrick, in both markets to air Monday-Friday from 9am-noon. Dan is returning to both stations where he launched his original radio show with ESPN Radio in early 2000.
“We are thrilled to partner with Dial Global and join the NBC Sports family,” said Len Weiner, Vice President of Programming for Genesis Communications. “Our listeners and advertisers will thoroughly enjoy outstanding new programming, strong sports updates and more exclusive listening opportunities.”
Genesis Communications is also announcing the addition of a I-4 corridor morning program with local, regional, and statewide content hosted by David Baumann. It will feature heavy informational content from the sports world including experts from NBC, Sports Talk Florida Insiders, team representatives and media commentators. The program will air on 1040 The Team Tampa, 1080 The Team Orlando and www.SportsTalkFlorida.com.
“Our move to NBC Sports will energize sports radio throughout the I-4 corridor of Florida,” said Weiner.
Genesis owns and operates Florida radio stations NBC Sports Talk 1040 The Team WHBO, All News 820 WWBA, News Talk 1470 WMGG in Tampa, NBC Sports Talk 1080 The Team WHOO Orlando, and All News WAMT 1190 in Orlando and All News WIXC 1060 along the Space Coast. The company also owns the digital publications www.newstalkflorida.com and www.sportstalkflorida.com.