- Aug 17, 2011
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I think the school realizes this. I heard Geno mention a priority is scheduling a regular season game each year in Bridgeport.After JH' ignoring Fairfield County for years with little or no attempt to bring UConn sports into our home by radio or TV, or an occasional game or foray into the area, my guess is that it will take Pendergast a very short time to attempt to reach some of the dollars available for the projects in the sports program. He should see the potential in this part of the state and start with reaching out to the high school athletic directors and personnel.
We have been unable to receive any radio broadcast of UConn sports for maybe 20 years, or more, and sporadic TV coverage, particularly as to the OOC bb games. Never have their been efforts to get speakers from Storrs to local functions with exception of JC's occasional book tours with Westport's Bill Mitchell, and his annual (?) engagement in the Bridgeport area.
Jeff H. really did a job turning off people and fans here who might otherwise have been major supporters of the UConn sports programs with his failure to respond to emails, etc. Pendergast sounds like he might understand the job he has, and bring Fairfield County into the U. of Connecticut sports scene.
We have been unable to receive any radio broadcast of UConn sports for maybe 20 years, or more, and sporadic TV coverage, particularly as to the OOC bb games.
yeah i thought i read last year or before this season started that the ffld game would've been in harbor yard even though thats the stags home courtI think the school realizes this. I heard Geno mention a priority is scheduling a regular season game each year in Bridgeport.
Pep, you're correct - Old Greenwich. I recall when WICC, 600 I believe, was broadcasting bb games and actually drove up I95 until broadcast was clear. I wound up sitting in the Fairfield McDonald's parking lot for the duration of the WICC broadcast.You must live in a very far SW part of Fairfield County, as WICC in Bridgeport was on the UConn basketball radio network for a good portion of that time, although not for last 2 years (pretty much coinciding with the downhill slide of that station - what a mess!).
As to the comments about "but we get WTIC in Buffalo" - the WTIC broadcast spectrum is intentionally not pointed SW, as it causes nighttime tropo interference (yes, I'm a broadcasting geek).
http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WTIC&service=AM&status=L&hours=N <-- this is what the nighttime coverage map looks like, see where it doesn't hit?