Pirate IMG Sports Network
The partnership, which guarantees the university an annual rights fee plus additional considerations based upon revenue generated by IMG College, encompasses all sales and marketing opportunities associated with ECU sports, including radio and television programming, game programs and other athletics publications, signage in all campus athletic venues, and at-event corporate promotions and hospitality functions.
East Carolina is one of an impressive group of NCAA member institutions, conferences, bowl games and venues that are aligned with IMG College, the leading multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company in America. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., IMG College employs 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S. with annual sales of nearly $450 million.
Pirate Football On The Radio
Jeff Charles will begin his 26th year handling the play-by-play duties on the network after previously serving in the same capacity at Virginia Tech, Illinois, and Furman prior to becoming the "Voice of the Pirates." He also served as sports director at WSB in Atlanta where he was the night-time host of a sports talk show heard throughout 38 states and Canada on the 50,000-watt clear channel station.
Former Pirate defensive standout Kevin Monroe, while in his 11th overall season on the network broadcast team, joins Charles in the booth for the seventh-straight year as lead analyst after serving a previous role as sideline reporter. The four-year letterman and All-Conference USA performer was a key member of Pirates' secondary beginning in 1996, topping the program in interceptions as a junior and senior and still stands as the school`s record-holder for the longest interception return with a 100-yarder against Louisville Nov. 14, 1998.
Rounding out the broadcast team are sideline reporter Marty Feurer and network engineer/producer David Horn. Feurer, who will begin his 21st year on the network this fall, serves as director of development for Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington. The 2013 campaign will mark Horn's eighth year with the Pirate IMG Radio Network. Horn, who currently works as a weekday morning news anchor for the North Carolina News Network, will also serve as booth host in addition to his engineering and production responsibilities.
100,000-Watt Flagship Steers Pirate IMG Radio Network
WNCT-FM's powerful signal provides expanded coverage for ECU sports, extending to Raleigh (to the west), southern Virginia (to the north), northern South Carolina (to the south) and up and down the North Carolina coastline.
All ECU football games, along with the weekly Ruffin McNeill Call-In Show, will be included in the programming on WNCT-FM.
(as of June 17, 2013)
Charlotte, N.C. - WBCN (1660 AM)
Elizabeth City, N.C. - WGAI (560 AM)
Fayetteville, N.C. - WFBX (1450 AM)
Greenville,, N.C. - WNCT (107.9 FM)
Hamlet, N.C. - WKDX (1250 AM)
Myrtle Beach, S.C. - WHSC (101.9 FM/1050AM)
Nags Head, N.C. - WZPR (92.3 FM)
Raleigh, N.C. - WPTK (850 AM)
Sanford, N.C. - WFJA (105.5 FM)
Williamston, N.C. - WIAM (900 AM)
Wilmington, N.C. - WAAV (980 AM)
bold denotes stations carrying the Ruffin McNeill Call-In Show