Big Red Radio Network Adds Affiliate In Morgantown

Sept. 20, 2002

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Big Red Radio Network, the official network of Western Kentucky University athletics, announced Friday that WLBQ-AM (1570) in Morgantown has joined and will broadcast both football and men's basketball.

The Network - already the second largest in Kentucky - now has 16 affiliates.

"The Big Red Radio Network's goal has always been - and will continue to be - to achieve as close to 100-percent coverage of the state of Kentucky as possible," said Mike Legg, WKU Director of Broadcasting and Sales and 'Voice of the Hilltoppers'. "We're always pleased to be able to add quality affiliates and operators to our family of radio stations. Mayor and Mrs. (Charles) Black have supported Western Kentucky University sports for a great number of years and we're proud to have them aboard."

"For over 25-years, WLBQ has been known as the 'Voice of Butler County'," Robert Hankins, WLBQ spokesman, said. "By joining the Big Red Radio Network, we can be the source for Hilltopper football and men's basketball in the area."

Hilltopper football can also be heard every Saturday on the following Big Red Radio Network affiliates: flagship station WPTQ-FM 103.7 in Bowling Green; WBRT-AM 1320 in Bardstown; WTCO-AM 1450 in Campbellsville; WKYA-FM 105.5 in Central City; WIEL-AM 1400 in Elizabethtown; WEKT-AM 1070 in Elkton; WKXF-AM 1600 in Eminence/Shelbyville; WCDS-AM 1440 in Glasgow; WSON-AM 860 in Henderson; WKHG-FM 104.9 in Leitchfield; WAVG-AM 1450 in Louisville; WTTL-AM 1310 in Madisonville; WLME-FM 102.9 in Owensboro; WPKY-AM 1580 in Princeton; and WSFC-AM 1240 in Somerset.

The Hilltoppers (1-2, 0-1 Gateway Football Conference) will conclude a three-game homestand with a 5:30 p.m. (CDT) contest against No. 11 Youngstown State (1-1, 0-0 GFC) Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium/Jimmy Feix Field.

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