SFU Athletics Renews Partnership with WWGE-AM 1400

LORETTO, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The Saint Francis University Department of Athletics has extended its broadcast agreement with WWGE-AM 1400 and 1400wwge.com to carry Red Flash football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball through 2015.
Loretto-based WWGE-AM 1400 will also return to the local radio dial with a new music format after being a news/talk station in previous years. In addition, a regional sports talk program “The Jed Donahue Show on the Pennsylvania Sports Network” based in State College will air Monday – Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 am – Noon. Saint Francis University coaches and players will be featured during regular interview segments on the show.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with WWGE-AM 1400 as the flagship station of Saint Francis University athletics,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics Jim Brazill. “As our athletic programs continue to succeed we want to showcase that success as much as possible in the local area.”
This year the agreement calls for football, men’s and women’s basketball games as well as numerous women’s softball games for the 2014-15 seasons.
In anticipation of the company’s move into the Altoona-Johnstown market, Saint Francis partnered with Talk Williamsport in January of 2012 to produce Red Flash men’s and women’s basketball games. The bulk of that season’s broadcasts were available online only.
“Having seen The Red Flash programs grow with the success of the online only broadcasts two years ago and the response from the games being on radio last year it made perfect sense to continue our relationship so that even more local fans can enjoy Saint Francis Athletics,” said WWGE-AM 1400 owner and general manager Todd Bartley.
Beginning with August 30th football opener at Fordham, The Red Flash can be heard on both WWGE-AM 1400 and the station’s website, 1400WWGE.com.  A free app can be downloaded at tunein.com and search WWGE to listen to the games anywhere in the world.
Pat Farabaugh will enter his fifth season as the voice of Saint Francis football and, once again, will be joined by Jay Roberts for all home and select road games.  Steve Penstone, the former longtime voice of Penn State Icers hockey, will join Farabaugh for most road contests.
Returning for his 36th season with the Red Flash, Joe Vesnesky will call all SFU men’s basketball action and, for the 12th season, will be joined by color analyst Bernie Jubeck.
New for this year is Todd Bartley calling numerous women’s basketball games and select men’s basketball games. He will return in the spring for his second season as the voice of Red Flash Softball.