The new affiliates will also receive a new, expanded slate of game-day programming for the coming football season.
In recent years, West Virginia Radio Corp. had produced a one-hour pre-game and 30-minute post-game show to accompany the actual game broadcast.
IMG Audio said Friday it now plans to expand the pre-game show to three-and-a-half hours and produce a two-hour post-game show. That would result in an additional four hours of WVU game-day programming for radio listeners.
IMG currently operates the nation's largest independent radio network - producing nearly 31,000 hours of programming across the country - and plans to use its full resources to back WVU's game-day programming.
"WVU deserves a game day broadcast commensurate to the school's tradition, success, conference standing, and fan base," company spokesman Andrew Giangola said.
Fantasia said he has aired other IMG-produced broadcasts and has been satisfied with the results.
"Having worked with IMG for Marshall and Notre Dame broadcasts, I am confident that the broadcast quality and talent level we expect for the WVU game broadcasts will continue," Fantasia said. "While people and technology may change, the passion for WVU Sports remains the constant. That's why the listeners and the advertisers return each season."
Though the program slate has been set, the company still has not announced on-air talent for the broadcasts.
Sources have said the company has made an "aggressive" offer to incumbent play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi, who is currently employed by West Virginia Radio's Pikewood Creative advertising arm, but Caridi had yet to respond to the offer as of earlier this week.
IMG said Friday it would announce details about its play-by-play and color commentary team in the future.
Additional affiliate announcements are expected over the coming days. However, it remains unclear if West Virginia Radio will participate in the affiliate network.
There were rumors circulating in media circles earlier this week that talks had broken down between IMG and West Virginia Radio earlier this week, but representatives from both companies declined to comment.
Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.