June 26, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross Athletic Director Richard M. Regan, Jr. and WWFX-FM General Manager Bonnie Gomes announced today that WWFX-FM The Pike will be the new broadcast home for Holy Cross athletics, beginning this fall.
"We're very excited to begin this relationship with The Pike," Regan said. "It's an excellent station and a terrific partner for Crusader athletics. We owe it to our fans and alumni to have a consistent broadcast home for our football and basketball games, and The Pike will be a wonderful partner."
"We are truly honored and excited to be broadcasting Holy Cross sports, on 100FM, The Pike", Gomes said. "An affiliation with these teams is a win for the radio station, the school, the fan base and alumni in the market."
The Pike will broadcast at least 60 live Holy Cross football and basketball games this year. During the basketball season, The Pike will broadcast as many men's and women's basketball games as possible. Due to Patriot League scheduling, the men's basketball and women's basketball teams often play at opposite sites at the same day and time. In those cases, one of the games will be an internet-only broadcast.
All games broadcast by The Pike will be available via the internet on the station's website, www.worcesterpike.com. Holy Cross basketball games not broadcast on The Pike will be carried live on the internet via Sportsjuice.com.
Holy Cross games will be moving from WTAG 580-AM, where they had been broadcast for the past eight years.
Broadcasting duties will once again be handled by Holy Cross Hall of Famer Bob Fouracre now in his 23rd year of calling Crusader games on the radio. Tom Kelleher will handle the color duties for football for his 9th year. Jeremy Lechan will return to the Holy Cross basketball broadcasting team for his fifth year, sharing the mic with Fouracre on a number of games and handing the play-by-play duties himself at others. Dick Lutsk will also be part of the broadcast team for his fourth year.
The Pike is a classic hits station, owned by Citadel Broadcasting. Known as "Worcester's #1 for Classic Hits", The Pike is the home of the New England Patriots and now Holy Cross athletics.