Thursday, December 6, 2012

Barnstormers Games Returning To WHO Radio

The Iowa Barnstormers have reached an agreement with Clear Channel Communications that will make WHO-1040 AM the exclusive radio home of the Arena Football League franchise for the next three seasons. Beginning in 2013, all Barnstormers games, both home and away, will be aired live behind one of the strongest signals in the United States.  
“We are extremely excited to announce our newest partnership with WHO radio”, stated Barnstormers Team President Jeff Lamberti.  “This agreement will allow us to expand our marketing efforts throughout the state of Iowa and give us the opportunity to gain new fans.  We truly feel that the Barnstormers are back where we belong.”
The move should be a popular one with fans of the team.  Barnstormers games had previously aired on WHO from 1995-2001 under the club’s original ownership.  Team officials hope the return to WHO will increase their fan base, making them more appealing to fans statewide.
“We are thrilled to have the Iowa Barnstormers back on their original airway, WHO radio, Clear Channel Communications Regional Market Manager for Iowa Joel McCrea added. “The Barnstormers understand what we are all about, and that made this an easy deal to finalize. Iowans love football and we want to be part of that experience.”                                                                  
The 2013 Barnstormers season kicks off on Saturday, March 23 when the team travels east to face the Chicago Rush.  The home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 5th when the Spokane Shock comes to town. Details on who will be handling the play-by-play duties for all broadcasts are currently being finalized and will be announced shortly.  A major announcement regarding the Barnstormers weekly radio show will also be made in the coming weeks.

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