Official East Carolina University Release:
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina University Athletics Department and
ISP Sports, the new multimedia rights-holder for Pirate sports, have
come to terms on a five-year agreement with Classic Rock 106.5 (WSFL-FM)
which will enable the 100,000-watt station to become the football FM
flagship for the Pirate ISP Radio Network beginning this fall.
WSFL's signal, which reaches Wake County to the west and nearly the
entire North Carolina coastline to the south and east, will allow Pirate
fans to receive a new extended level of coverage throughout the upcoming
season. In addition, Talk 1070 (WNCT-AM) will serve as the AM flagship
for the network and provide exclusive coverage of ECU men's basketball
"We are delighted to join with ISP Sports and the Beasley Broadcast
Group (owners of both WSFL and WNCT) in providing this outstanding
flagship partnership beginning with the upcoming football season." ECU
Director of Athletics Terry Holland said. "Interest in our athletics
program has never been higher and our fans are deserving of the best
possible radio coverage. WSFL's 100,000-watt FM signal adds
significantly to our football coverage and the addition of 50,000-watt
AM as our basketball and baseball flagship station is a very positive
step in that direction as well."
Officials with the Beasley Broadcast Group were equally excited with the
"We are very excited about the new affiliation between Beasley Broadcast
Group, East Carolina Athletics and ISP Sports," Bruce Simel, Vice
President and Market Manager, stated. "Beasley is dedicated to providing
Eastern North Carolina the best in local programming and information and
ECU athletics play an important role in that effort."
"Having always had a strong presence in the Eastern Carolina market, we
are delighted that Classic Rock 106.5 WSFL-FM and Talk 1070 WNCT-AM will
be the home to Pirates' football," George G. Beasley, Chairman and CEO
commented. "Under the leadership of Terry Holland and his team, ECU is
poised for a great future and we want to be a part of it."