Wilkes Athletics Continues Partnership with Talk Williamsport Radio


WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes University has announced it will continue its partnership with Talk Williamsport Radio affiliate 1050 AM, 1600 AM, 92.7 FM and 104.1 FM through the 2015-16 athletic year. It will mark Wilkes’ fifth full season of football and sixth season of basketball coverage from Talk Williamsport.

Talk Williamsport became the official voice of Colonel Football during the 2011 season after broadcasting Wilkes’ men’s and women’s basketball the past five years. The affiliate will remain the official home for Colonel Basketball on the radio in 2015-16. All of Wilkes’ Talk WilliamsportRadio broadcasts are streamed online through www.talkwilliamsport.com, allowing Colonel fans and alumni throughout the world access to the broadcasts.

“Wilkes University is excited to continue its relationship with Talk Williamsport,” said Vince Scalzo, Wilkes’ sports information director. “The broadcasts allow Wilkes fans and alumni the opportunity to follow Colonels athletics throughout the world.”

Talk WilliamsportRadio is the country’s largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 750 stations nationwide, including the top 100 markets.

“The partnership with Talk Williamsport has provided full exposure of our athletic teams to future Wilkes student-athletes not just in the surrounding area, but across our broad recruiting base,” commented Wilkes’ director of athletics Addy Malatesta.

Mark Inserra joins Talk Williamsport as the new voice of Wilkes Athletics. He’ll be on the call for Colonels football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball during the 2015-16 season.

Mark is a native of Florham Park, NJ and graduated in 2011 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a degree in Sports Communication.

During that time, he worked for the school radio and television stations, as well as the college’s newspaper. He called Red Foxes football, basketball and baseball while in college and also hosted a sports talk radio show for three years.

In 2012, Inserra interned in the media relations and broadcasting department for the Charleston River Dogs Baseball Club, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He spent the 2013 season as the Director of Media Relations and Marketing for the Beloit Snappers Baseball Club, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Talk WilliamsportRadio Williamsport is home to numerous NCAA member colleges and universities in four states, and serves as the flagship station and online platform for multiple professional sports teams.