CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- IMG College has again increased the size of its West Virginia University radio network roster, announcing seven new affiliates Thursday, bringing the total size of the network to 16 stations.
"Affiliate reaction to the new network continues to be very strong, and we are very excited to welcome these additional station groups to the Mountaineers broadcasts," IMG vice president Chris Ferris said.
IMG signed a 12-year, $86.5 million deal with WVU last month to manage the school's multimedia broadcast rights. The North Carolina-based company is now working to build a statewide network of radio affiliates to carry WVU sporting events this year.
Broadcasts are being produced by IMG Audio and will be distributed as the Mountaineer Sports Network by IMG, and also as MSN Radio by IMG.
The network's first two affiliates, covering three AM and FM stations, were announced Friday. Four more affiliates, bringing on an additional six AM and FM stations, were added Tuesday.
IMG announced five more affiliates on Thursday morning.
The latest stations were: WHAJ-FM in Bluefield, WJAW-AM and WJAW-FM in St. Marys, WKMM-FM in Kingwood, WEPM-AM and WLTF-FM in Martinsburg, and WQWV-FM Petersburg.
The five affiliates, encompassing seven new stations, join the nine previously announced stations to bring the current MSN Radio by IMG station network to 16.