TUSKEGEE, Ala. | The Tuskegee University athletic department has announced the formation of the Tuskegee Sports Network as well as a partnership with Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) beginning this fall.
The network can seen and heard, on a variety of platforms during the football season including web audio, video and radio. The network was formed with WTLS 106.5 FM/1300 AM, River Region Sports, Tallassee TV and Net AL. The network will allow fans and alumni across the world to keep up with Golden Tigers football this fall. The broadcasts can also be heard on your mobile devices by using the Tune-In app.
"This gives us an opportunity to market our football program and the university," Tuskegee athletic director Curtis Campbell said. "It also gives us a chance to provide a service to our fans and alums that enjoy Tuskegee football. We want to take advantage of each and every opportunity to market our brand, and this is one avenue to make that happen."
All 10 regular season games will be a part of the Tuskegee Sports Network, beginning with the opening game against Clark Atlanta University at Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium. All of the platforms of the network will be housed on one site for easier access to all fans, and will be accessed by going to the official site of Tuskegee athletics.
"It's a privilege to partner with prestigious Tuskegee University," Michael Butler, president of Michael Butler Broadcasting, said. "This is a championship athletic program with a fan base that is far-reaching. We're excited to provide this service to the Golden Tiger nation."
The station is no stranger to Tuskegee football as they have broadcast the homecoming contests in the past, with veteran broadcasters Butler and Graham Dunn (president of River Region Sports) providing all of the action. The duo will be back this season to provide all of the action for 10 regular season games.
"We are excited about the opportunity to partner up River Region Sports and WTLS," Travis Jarome, Tuskegee Sports Information Director said. "This is an opportunity for our fans to not only hear Tuskegee football on the web and radio, but to also be able to watch games that they are unable to attend. We are excited about the future of the Tuskegee Sports Network."
The opening contest against Clark Atlanta University will be heard on WTLS, as well as available via the web, on September 5.
The TU athletic department has also announced a partnership with Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) to broadcast three of their home games on Sirius XM Radio in the upcoming 2015 football season.
HSRN will carry the contests against Clark Atlanta (September 5), Winston-Salem State (September 12) and Miles (November 7). The network can reach 25 million subscribers as well as another 19.1 million targeted homes through terrestrial radio. Tuskegee is no stranger to HSRN, as the last five Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic games have been broadcast through the network.
All three games will be the featured "Game of the Week" on HSRN.
"HSRN is extremely excited about our partnership with Tuskegee Athletics," said Lamont Germany, General Manager/HSRN. "The Golden Tigers are a signature brand in the HBCU community, and will bring an abundance of history and pedigree to our broadcast schedule in 2015. Quality and excitement are a given when the Tigers take the field, and HSRN can't wait to help share the Tuskegee football experience with a national radio audience."
In addition to Sirius XM Radio, HSRN can also be heard on the Internet, through cellular apps including all tablets, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii.