The Charlotte 49ers and IMG College have announced a three-year radio partnership with 730 the Game ESPN Charlotte to serve as the flagship station for the 49ers IMG Radio Network. The three-year deal will run through June 30, 2020.
As part of the deal, all Charlotte 49ers football and men’s basketball games will be broadcast live on 730 the Game ESPN Charlotte. In addition, 730 the Game will air “Gold Mine Live,” the 49ers coaches’ show, Monday afternoons and again Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
ESPN Charlotte has agreed to air a minimum of three baseball and three women’s basketball games during the course of the season. The partnership will include promotional mentions and broadcast announcements throughout the day, as well as on-air appearances from 49ers coaches and staff.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with 730 the Game ESPN Charlotte. We’re excited to be able to provide our fans a single landing spot for all of our game broadcasts and a home for substantial 49ers content,” said 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose.
Marty Hurney, 730 the Game ESPN Charlotte owner, said, “So many people in this city have ties to the University in one way or another. We are very pleased and honored to be able to provide game broadcasts as well as daily news and analysis of all of the school’s sports.”
The 49ers announce teams for the 2017-18 season will remain intact. Longtime play-by-play voice Matt Swierad will be joined by color analyst and former Carolina Panther Kevin Donnalley and sideline reporter and 730 the Game on-air personality Bobby Rosinski during football season. For men’s basketball games Swierad will again team up with former 49ers great Jobey Thomas.
For football game days, 730 the Game will air a two-hour pregame show and a half-hour post-game recap. On basketball game days, the pregame and postgame shows will be 30 minutes.