Grand Rapids Radio Station ESPN 96.1-FM to Carry CMU Football Games

June 7, 2018

The reach of Central Michigan football in the Grand Rapids area just got stronger as ESPN 96.1-FM joins the IMG/Chippewa Sports Network.

The all-sports station will begin carrying CMU football broadcasts starting with the Sept. 1 opener at Kentucky. If a scheduled CMU football game conflicts with ESPN 96.1-FM’s programming, iHeart West Michigan members WTKG 1230-AM or WKBZ 1090-AM will carry the game.

“Grand Rapids is home to a significant number of CMU graduates, and I know they want to keep up with the Chippewas,” CMU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford said. “ESPN 96.1-FM and iHeart West Michigan are known by sports fans in that area, and this is a natural fit.”

CMU graduate Jim Costa is part of the regular lineup on ESPN 96.1-FM as part of the “Big Drew and Jim” show, which airs from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

Longtime play-by-play Don Chiodo and analyst Brock Gutierrez will call CMU football games again this season.

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