Muskegon, MI (September 4, 2014) – It is with great pleasure and excitement that WUVS 103.7 FM announces a partnership with the Big Red Radio Network to carry all Muskegon High varsity football games effective immediately. The first broadcast will be this Friday, September 5th, when Muskegon will play host to the Eagles of Grand Rapids Christian from Historic Hackley Stadium. The pregame show will take the air at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
WUVS will carry all Big Red games – home, away, and through the MHSAA playoffs – live on 103.7 FM. The Beat welcomes veteran play-by-play announcer Bob Eacker along with his partner in the booth, local coaching legend Dusty Fairfield, who will provide color commentary. Eacker, a member of the graduating class of 1987 at M.H.S., has been calling all Muskegon games for the past four seasons for another local station, and is looking forward to continuing coverage of the state’s winningest football program.
“The Big Reds deserve to be on the air,” said Eacker, who broke into professional broadcasting in 1998. “This program began playing football back in 1895, and has established a tradition in winning unlike any other program in the state. This is a program that has not rested on its past accomplishments and success. Muskegon has appeared in five of the last ten MHSAA Division 2 state championship games (winning three times), a claim no other school can make. With a fan following and alumni base that spans the globe, Big Red Nation can again expect to hear the best coverage of their beloved Big Reds on 103.7 FM The Beat.”
“We are truly honored to have the Big Red Nation Radio Broadcast team on our station, said Paul Billings, GM/Radio Host of 103.7 the Beat. Now Big Reds fan in Muskegon and around the world can hear all the Big Reds Football games either on the FM dial or online at 1037thebeat.com. The Muskegon Big Reds Football program is one of the best in the country, any radio station should be happy to be a part of their team.”
Muskegon High School athletic director Keith Guy also sounded his support for the new radio coverage deal.
“I’m extremely proud to begin this partnership between Muskegon Public Schools and 103.7 The Beat!,” said Guy, also the Big Reds’ varsity boys basketball coach. “I would like to thank Bob, Paul Allen and the entire 103.7 The Beat staff for their hard work! Go Big Reds!”
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