Monmouth University & Townsquare Media Extend Partnership
The Monmouth University Department of Athletics has reached a two-year extension with Townsquare Media Group to broadcast all of the Hawks’ road football and men’s basketball games, as well as select home games, on The Shore Sports Network, 1160 WOBM AM and 1310 AM as well as on www.ShoreSportsNetwork.com, through the 2017-18 season.
“We are eager to continue our relationship with our great radio partners,” said Monmouth University Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Marilyn McNeil. “The professional exposure our student-athletes receive through this partnership is something I know that many of our fans appreciate, and we look forward to this continued opportunity to provide access to the Monmouth friends and family.”
This will mark the eighth and sixth consecutive years, respectively, that Monmouth Football and Men’s Basketball will be broadcast along the airwaves of The Shore Sports Network.
“There has never been a more exciting time than now to be partners with the Monmouth University Athletics Department,” added Kevin Williams, the Director of the Shore Sports Network. “With the success and interest of the Hawks’ basketball program, coupled with the anticipation of a refurbished football stadium, we are thrilled to extend our relationship so alumni and fans can follow Monmouth when they're away from home.”
A trio of Monmouth University alums will continue to call the action for the Hawks, as Eddy Occhipinti ’06, Matt Harmon ’96 and Steve Bazaz ’07 return to the broadcasts. Harmon, a former MU football player, serves as the play-by-play voice of Monmouth University Football, while Occhipinti supplies the color analysis for the action on the gridiron. During basketball season, Occhipinti voices the play-by-play action while Bazaz, a former Hawks’ hoops player, serves as the primary analyst with Harmon assisting in both roles.
Monmouth’s broadcast season on The Shore Sports Network begins when the Hawks visit Lehigh to kick off the 2016 football season on Saturday, September 3 at 12:30pm. Pregame coverage begins at 12:15pm.