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|* The broadcast group produces live games, pre- and post-game commentary, and in-depth weekly discussions on prep football.* 80-page printed guide to accompany broadcast and digital properties.
* A staff of 46 is required to execute to ten live programs on a given Friday night.
(ROCK HILL, SC) OTS Media Group, in partnership with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, IMG, Learfield Communications, Pee Dee Broadcasting, Westwood One and the in-house OTS Sports Network will broadcast live play-by-play coverage of 137 football games during the 2015 season.
“We have a long tradition of sports coverage dating back to 1944 with live coverage of Rock Hill High School football,” managing partner Allan Miller said. In the years since, OTS Media Group has added local, regional and national teams while simultaneously adding broadcast, digital and print properties. “Our stations have become the heart of live sports broadcasting in the Carolinas and in 2015 we are moving to an even higher level with our expanded football coverage,” Miller added.
Each night, up to eight live games will air on WRHI (FM 94.3, AM 1340), Interstate 107 (FM 107.1, 107.3), 104.1 The Bridge and at wrhi.com starting August 21. For listeners on a smartphone or tablet the WRHI mobile app for iOS and Android are available in the devices’ respective app stores.
Headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, OTS Media Group will broadcast weekly high school, college and professional games and playoff or bowl appearances following the regular season. Select NFL playoff games, the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 50 will air on select OTS Media Group broadcast properties in early 2016.
In addition to live play-by-play coverage of our area football teams, OTS Media Group produces three in-house programs including the “Red Zone,” a one-hour show on Wednesday nights featuring in-depth interviews with area coaches, the “High School Football Tonight” pregame show on Friday afternoons and the “End Zone” a Friday night post-game show recapping the evening’s contests with interviews with the winning coaches, commentary from OTS play-by-play hosts and highlights from the evening’s games.
OTS Media Group also publishes an 80-page “Radio Listener Guide” full of commentators’ analysis and broadcast schedules for all football broadcasts.
With such a wide reach, a crew of 46 is required to fully staff the station’s operations, including on-air talent, production, on-site special event, digital and engineering crews. Nearly all are York County natives or residents and believe in the power of local Radio and sports have in developing the nation’s next leaders.
“We are extremely proud to produce these broadcasts each and every week,” Miller said. “Football has and continues to be a major part of our community and we are committed to serving our advertisers and giving our dedicated listeners with top-notch talent and programming every time we turn on the microphones.”
Among the five-week rollout of OTS Sports Network upcoming events to note:
|July 24||OTS Sports Wall of Fame 2015 Inductee Announcement|
|Aug. 10||Daily Panther Updates, Monday night Panther Talk shows begin (Interstate 107)|
|Aug. 14||Carolina Panthers’ pre-season begins at Buffalo (6 p.m., Interstate 107)|
|Aug. 17||2015 debut of the official “Radio Listener Guide” at area businesses.|
|Aug. 19||Season premiere, The “Red Zone” (6 p.m., Interstate 107)|
|Aug. 20||High School Football Thursday edition with Fort Mill at White Knoll|
|Aug. 21||Season Premiere: “High School Football Tonight” and “The End Zone”
Friday Night High School Football kickoff – five live games
|Aug. 31||Season Premiere: “Tiger Calls” with Tigers’ head coach Dabo Swinney
(7 p.m., WRHI)
|Sept. 1||Season Premiere: “Carolina Calls” with Gamecocks’ head coach Steve Spurrier
(7 p.m., Interstate 107)
|Sept. 3||South Carolina Gamecocks season kickoff vs. UNC (3 p.m., Interstate 107)Clemson Tigers’ season Kickoff vs. Wofford (9:30 a.m., WRHI)|
|Sept. 13||Carolina Panthers’ season Kickoff at Jacksonville (12 noon, Interstate 107)|
OTS Media Group is a family-owned local communications company specializing in broadcast and digital media, sports production and advertising. OTS Media Group is owner and operator of WRHI-AM 1340, W232AX-FM 94.3, WRHM-FM 107.1, WVSZ-FM 107.3, W281BE-FM 104.1, wrhi.com, interstate107.com and the OTS Sports Network. Founded in 1944, WRHI-AM is South Carolina’s oldest radio station to retain its original call letters, frequency and city of license. OTS Media Group is the home to South Carolina’s Most Honored Radio Stations by the S.C. Broadcasters Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas.
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