WXLM to broadcast Coast Guard football games

The Coast Guard Academy Athletic Activity Fund and Cumulus Broadcasting have announced a partnership where all nine football games during the 2012 season will be broadcast live on WXLM (980-AM) as well as streamed on the internet on cgasports.com and www.wxlm.fm.

This is the first time that every Coast Guard football game, both home and away, will be broadcast live on the over-the-air-radio. WXLM, the Southeastern Connecticut home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, also has a free mobile phone app for iPhone, Droid and Blackberry users so you can listen to the game on the go.

"I think this is a great opportunity for the local community to become familiar and get behind and support not only for our football team, but also the Academy," said Coast Guard Academy head football coach Bill George. "We are looking forward to another exciting season and we hope to add a whole new fan base with this partnership with Cumulus."

Coast Guard will open the 2012 season at home on Sept. 8th vs. the Merchant Marine Academy in the annual battle for the Secretaries' Cup with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m.

"We are thrilled to enter this partnership, and are proud to bring Coast Guard Bears football broadcasts to the listeners here in Southeastern Connecticut," said Mark Stachowski, General Manager of Cumulus Broadcasting. "The Academy is such a prestigious place and we hope this is the beginning of a long partnership."

The Bears will have five home games this season, including back-to-back games on Sept. 29th vs. Fitchburg State on Homecoming Weekend and Oct. 6th against Bridgewater State to celebrate Parents' Weekend. As well two straight home games vs. Framingham State on Oct. 27th and Maine Maritime on Nov. 3rd to close out the regular season.

The Bears were 2-7 overall last season.

- Day staff reports

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