West Virginia Media to Televise Selected Football Games

Sept. 18, 2006

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University Director of Athletics Bob Marcum has announced that West Virginia Media Holdings will televise selected Thundering Herd football games for the remainder of the 2006 season on a state-wide basis.

"We appreciate West Virginia Media for stepping up to televise our games in several markets that are very important to Marshall University," Marcum said.

West Virginia Media Holdings, the parent company to WOWK-TV in the Huntington/Charleston market, will televise the Thundering Herd's Sept. 23 contest at Tennessee, the October 14th game at SMU, the October 21st game at UAB, and the Oct. 28th homecoming game with Memphis. West Virginia Media is also tentatively scheduled to broadcast Marshall's November 25th game at Southern Miss.

"We believe that Marshall is an important part of our area and that there is great fan interest in seeing the Thundering Herd," President and CEO of West Virginia Media Bray Cary said. "We are excited to be able to bring these games to the fans."

Veteran television announcers Dave Weekley and John Gregory will serve as play-by-play announcer and analyst for the contests.

In addition to WOWK-TV in the Huntington/Charleston market, WVNS-DT in Beckley/Bluefield, WTRF-DT in Wheeling/Wierton, and WBOY (with the exception of the Tennessee game) in Clarksburg/Morgantown will televise the games.