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Redbird Radio Network re-signs Springfield's WFMB

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[JULY 23, 2004]  NORMAL -- Signing on for its 11th men's basketball season, WFMB-AM 1450 in Springfield will continue to be a part of the Redbird Radio Network for Illinois State men's basketball broadcasts during the 2004-05 athletic season.

"When WFMB went to its all-sports format 11 years ago, it was a natural fit for Illinois State to reach to its alumni and fan base in the Springfield area," interim director of athletics Linda Herman said. "But after working with general manager Kevin O'Dea and his staff over the years, it has developed into a rewarding partnership -- one that we are looking forward to continue in the future."

Final formatting on which basketball games will air has not yet taken place, since the Illinois State schedule has yet to be released. A final broadcast schedule will be issued at a later date.


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"Clear Channel Radio-Springfield and Sports Radio 1450 have enjoyed a long relationship with Illinois State basketball," said O'Dea. "The response to airing the Redbird games over the last several years has been very positive, especially from area alumni. We look forward to a successful 2004-05 season and many more in the years to come."

Other Redbird Radio Network stations include flagship station WJBC-AM 1230 in Bloomington, WJEZ-FM 98.9 in Dwight, WZOE-AM 1490 in Princeton and WDID-AM 1510 in Highland. According to Herman, negotiations are ongoing with other stations throughout the state.

[Todd Kober,
director of athletics media relations,
Illinois State University]

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