Indiana Pacers, Emmis Communications Renew Partnership

Jun 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Emmis Communications

INDIANAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indiana Pacers and Emmis Communications, two of Central Indiana's most high profile partners, announced today that they have entered into a new long-term agreement for radio broadcasts of all Pacers games.  Specific terms of the new contract were not released.

Under the new agreement, Pacers broadcasts will move to WIBC 93.1 FM, and Indiana Fever games will be aired on WFNI-AM1070 The Fan.

"We are very pleased and grateful that our relationship with Emmis is entering a new chapter," said Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Jim Morris.  "This relationship has special meaning for us because Emmis was an original partner in building Conseco Fieldhouse.  Like us, they are a hometown company that shares our commitment to be an active partner in community life.  They have been and will continue to be one of our finest business partners."  

The upcoming year will mark the 15th season Pacers games have been on Emmis stations.  Mark Boyle will return for his 23rd season. He will be joined again by Indiana legend Bob (Slick) Leonard, who will offer game analysis for his 26th year.  

Pacers games also will continue to be carried on the Pacers Radio Network through Network Indiana.

"There are a few iconic relationships in Indianapolis sports and media history and WIBC's relationship with the Indiana Pacers is without question, one of those," Charlie Morgan, Vice President/Market Manager for Emmis-Indianapolis said.  "The extension of our relationship with the Indiana Pacers is a foundational element of Emmis' position as the local sports leader in Indianapolis."

SOURCE Emmis Communications