December 19, 2012

Mount St. Mary’s Renews Partnership With WTHU-1450 AM For 13 Basketball Broadcasts

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Mount St. Mary's University and WTHU-1450 AM in Thurmont has renewed its partnership to broadcast all nine Mount men's basketball Northeast Conference (NEC) home games and four Mountaineer women's basketball home games beginning January 3, 2013.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to be working with our friends at WTHU and to be able to provide a local  broadcast that our basketball fans and supporters will be able to listen to on the radio," said Mount St. Mary's Associate Director of Athletics Mike Hardisky. "Head Coach Jamion Christian has brought an exciting brand of basketball back to the Mount and with WTHU's help, we are looking to spread the word."

The Mount men's basketball team will make its debut on WTHU after a two-year absence in the squad's NEC opener against Fairleigh Dickinson on Jan. 3. WTHU will also broadcast Mount St. Mary's men's basketball games against Monmouth (Jan. 5, 7 p.m.), Wagner (Jan. 24. 7 p.m.), Quinnipiac (Jan. 31, 7 p.m.), Sacred Heart (Feb. 2, 4 p.m.), Bryant (Feb. 14, 7 p.m.), Central Connecticut State (Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.), LIU Brooklyn (Feb. 21, 7 p.m.) and St. Francis Brooklyn (Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m.).

"Mount St. Mary's basketball is back on the radio," said WTHU General Manager Michael Betteridge.  "We want to thank Mount Athletics for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting season of Mount basketball. What a great way to start the New Year for our listeners!"

In addition to the nine men's broadcasts, the radio station will also air the four Mount women's basketball Saturday games at Knott Arena against Monmouth (Jan. 5, 3 p.m.), Sacred Heart (Feb. 2, 7 p.m.), Central Connecticut State (Feb. 16, 2 p.m.) and St. Francis Brooklyn (Feb. 23, 7 p.m.).

WTHU listeners will hear two familiar voices on the air to call the games. Adam Pohl is in his first year of play-by-play for the Mount men's basketball games and his third season calling the Mountaineer women's games, but Frederick County listeners will recognize Pohl as the voice of the Frederick Keys for the last six years. Joining Pohl for every game this season is Roy Sigler, who is in his 23rd season as the color analyst for Mount basketball.