Saturday, July 26, 2008

Coach Brown's show on CBS3 (WSHM)

UMass and Springfield TV station CBS3 (WSHM) have signed a three year deal to produce coaches shows for both football and basketball.

Starting Sept 6th, Coach Brown will have a 30 minute magazine show at 11:30 on Saturday. CBS3 will also increase its coverage of UMass sports on its 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm news shows.

Matty Vautour has a story and his thoughts about the deal here .

The Springfield Republican has a story here .

My feeling is that this is a good deal for UMass football. It seems to include more coverage and the more the better. With most of the 2008 football games moving to an afternoon kickoff, the 11:30 show should be well placed for fans going to the games.

Anything that creates a buzz for UMass football is OK in my book. Maybe NESN will rebroadcast the show and present it New England wide.


Anonymous said...

I am really pleased that Coach Brown will be doing a show. I hope you didn't sign and exclusivity agreement with WSJM and that you are also going to make the show available to a Boston, Worcester, and other Massachusetts / New England TV stations. I can't imagine any logical reason why WSJM would object. It surely will help with recruiting, ticket sales and visibility.

The 99% of us who can't attend the Wed sports luncheon would like to be able to listen to it on WMUA on the internet.

UMass74 said...

Remember the UMass Football Blog is not affiliated with the Athletic Dept. It is independently published by moi (Frank Smith).

Some members of the Athletic Dept and Football staff read the Blog and some don't.

You could e-mail Jason Yellin with WMUA suggestion. I'd listed to it too up here in the great Granite State.