MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois Athletics Department and Prestige Communications is renewing and expanding their partnership during the 2012-13 season. Every Leatherneck football, men's basketball and women's basketball game as part of the Leatherneck Sports Network will be broadcast live on Prestige Communications' family of radio networks.
Leatherneck Football and Men's Basketball can be heard on WJEQ 102.7 FM out of Macomb. Women's Basketball will be broadcast on either WJEQ or WMQZ 104.1 FM.
Prestige Communications (www.prestigeradio.com) is a locally-owned group of six radio stations with a variety of music formats and talk radio, in addition to broadcasts of local and area high school sporting events. The games can be heard throughout an area that covers areas south to Beardstown, north to Monmouth and Galesburg, east into Peoria and west into the southeast corner of Iowa.
"We are very excited to continue our long standing partnership with Prestige Radio. Having our games broadcast on our local radio stations is a huge bonus for us and our local fan base," said Athletics Director Dr. Tim Van Alstine.
The Leathernecks open the 2012 football season at Hanson Field on Thursday, August 30th, against Butler. The pre-game show begins at 5:15 p.m. (45 minutes prior to kickoff) with kickoff scheduled for 6.