Former Tar Heel basketball star Eric Montross and new Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell come to New Bern to announce new radio affiliate agreement for 94.1 WNBU and 94.3 WRHD
Inner Banks Media, a local owned and operated company, announced today that two of their Eastern North Carolina FM radio stations will carry the Tar Heel Sports Network broadcasts of University of North Carolina football and basketball games effective with this upcoming football season which starts September 3, 2011.
94.1 WNBU, a New Bern based FM station which reaches a regional audience including Morehead City, Jacksonville as well as Pamlico and Jones Counties will carry the Tar Heel Sports Network in the coastal region of Eastern North Carolina. The agreement also provides for WNBU to carry the coaches shows featuring Football Coach Butch Davis and Basketball Coach Roy Williams each week during the respective seasons
94.3 WRHD, a Greenville based FM station which also reaches Kinston, Williamston and Wilson will also become an affiliate for the game broadcasts as part of the deal.
Inner Banks Media President and General Manager Henry Hinton will make the announcement of the new network agreement along with the new play by play announcer Jones Angell and former Tar Heel All American Basketball Player Eric Montross at an event in New Bern on Wednesday.
“We’re excited about our new agreement with the Tar Heels” said Hinton. “It’s been a long time since there has been consistent regional FM coverage that blankets the east and our two FM stations can provide coverage of most of the areas east of I-95”.
Angell is a Jacksonville native and was recently named to follow the recently retired Woody Durham as “Voice of the Tar Heels”. Montross, a star player at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1990-93 led the Tar Heels to a National Championship under legendary Coach Dean Smith in 1993. He subsequently had a successful NBA career before returning to Chapel Hill to work as the color analyst on the Tar Heel Sports Network basketball broadcasts.