Here comes the football season

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: August 14, 2010

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Classics Sports Radio Network presented by Allstate, which begins it third season of broadcasting America’s biggest Black College Football games via radio, has announced its 2010 schedule. For the third-straight year Classics Sports Radio Network will broadcast the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the Southern Heritage Classic, the Atlanta Football Classic and the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic, all of which CSRN will broadcast for the second-straight year.

Classics Sports Radio Network will also broadcast four games which could have conference championship implications. “We are pleased that our partnerships with the respective organizations that operate these outstanding football events have extended into year three, which is our third year of broadcasting exciting college football games,” said Donal Ware, president of DWCommunications, LLC the parent company of Classics Sports Radio Network. “We are particularly proud to service HBCU football fans and our sponsors through these broadcasts as DWCommunications, LLC also celebrates five years of servicing the HBCU Sports community nationally through radio.” The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is in its sixth season and owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television while the Southern Heritage Classic, which is owned and operated by SMC Entertainment, will celebrate 21 years. The State Fair Classic, which is owned by ALW Entertainment, saw one of its most exciting games in recent memory last year as Prairie View A&M defeated Grambling State 35-32. Classics Sports Radio Network also for the third year will broadcast the CIAA and SWAC Championship games. Classics Sports Radio Network will kickoff the season with doubleheader action on Sunday, September 5 with the broadcast of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, followed by a first for the network, with the broadcast of the annual Labor Day Classic in Houston between Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern. Other doubleheader action includes the broadcast of the State Fair Classic and the Atlanta Football Classic on September 25. In addition to the Labor Day Classic, first time broadcasts for Classics Sports Radio Network include the Circle City Classic which this year pits North Carolina A&T against Tennessee State, and the Down East Classic between Elizabeth City State and Fayetteville State. Radio stations around the country will carry the games. All games can also be heard online at www.classicsportsradio.com. Broadcasts will include a pre-game, halftime and post game show. CSRN will kick the season off on September 5 in Orlando with the broadcast of Delaware State vs. Southern in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge. That same day, the network will broadcast the Labor Day Classic. On September 11 the network will broadcast Tennessee State vs. Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic from Memphis. In addition to the State Fair Classic on Sept. 25, the network will also broadcast Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State in the Atlanta Football Classic. Classics Sports Radio Network will announce other broadcasts during the course of the season. The Web site, www.classicsportsradio.com, will not only carry the live broadcast of the games, but will be an information source where fans can get updated HBCU football scores every 30 minutes, information about the CSRN Game of the Week, and football game stories as well as the opportunity to listen to archived games.