UTICA/ROME — Starting this fall, radio coverage of Utica College sports will be moving from Townsquare news/talker WIBX to Galaxy’s three Utica-Rome ESPN Radio stations. That’s according to an announcement from the college this week.
Those who’ve been watching recent moves in the market are probably not surprised: the crew at “My Hometown Sports,” who has been producing the play-by-play broadcasts for the past few years, made a similar move earlier this month. Fred Miller and Gene Conte, who formerly hosted SportsWatch on WIBX, reappeared after a few weeks off with the debut of their new ESPN Radio show, The Cheap Seats, on Monday — the same day UC made its announcement.
According to a press release on the Utica College website, My Hometown Sports team will continue to provide live coverage of UC football, basketball and hockey. On top of that, the college says “spring sports such as lacrosse, baseball, and softball will likely be broadcast for the first time.”
The deal is effective with the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year, with the first broadcast of UC football coming September 3, when the Pioneers head north to take on Saint Lawrence. The school says a complete radio schedule will be finalized within the next month.
Galaxy’s Utica-Rome trio of ESPN Radio stations include WTLB/Utica, WIXT/Little Falls and WRNY/Rome.