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WRBZ-WDNC Sports Radio 850 The Buzz and 620 The Bull Renews NFL Play by Play with Westwood One Radio Networks

WRBZ/WDNC to air Sunday and Monday Night Football Games, Super Bowl and more for the 2007 Season

Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2007 --(PR.com)-- McClatchey Broadcastings’ WRBZ-AM, Sports Radio 850 The Buzz and WDNC-AM 620 The Bull, announced today the renewal of NFL Play By Play with Westwood One Radio. Through this year’s partnership, 850 The Buzz and 620 The Bull remain as Raleigh-Durham’s home for the 2007 NFL season.

Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports, the NFL's exclusive radio network partner since 1987, will partner with McClatchey stations WRBZ/WDNC to continue to broadcast regular-season and postseason NFL games, including the Monday Night Football, Sunday night football, the NFL Playoffs, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl.

“We are very pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Westwood One to bring our listeners coverage of the NFL games – many of which are not available by other means in our market,” commented WRBZ/WDNC General Manager, Brian Maloney.

“We are pleased to bring all the excitement of NFL Football to our long time valued partners at WRBZ-WDNC,” commented Westwood One Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales, Dennis Green. “We are proud to have worked with our partners in Raleigh for 20 years to make “The Buzz and “The Bull” the destination for NFL listeners in Raleigh,” Green added.

In addition to the Westwood One slate of NFL games, the Carolina Panthers renewed exclusive play-by-play rights with WRBZ.


About WRBZ/WDNC: McClatchey operates the largest privately owned network of Sports Talk radio stations in the state of North Carolina. Its Sports Talk stations include “850 The Buzz”, “620 The Bull”, and “1080 The Game”. The McClatchey stations offer the latest sports information, breaking news, local coverage, and nationally syndicated sports talk programming. The Company produces “The Morning Mojo” with Morgan Patrick and Joe Ovies, “The Show” with Chris Clark, “The G Spot” with Adam Gold and also airs “Primetime with the Packman” with Mark Packer, and “The Jungle” with Jim Rome, “The Dan Patrick Show” with Dan Patrick, and “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd. The company maintains sports affiliations with UNC, NCSU, Duke, ECU, ASU, the Carolina Panthers, the Durham Bulls, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Charlotte Bobcats.
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