CBC Sports Radio

Division Profile

OVERVIEW

INLINE_adam_joe99.9 The Fan, 620 The Buzz, 1550 Deportes and 99.9 HD-3 The Ticket are premiere sports-talk radio stations in the Triangle. They feature local sports talk by Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 99.9 The Fan weekdays from 3-7pm and with Mike Maniscalco and Mark Thomas on 620 The Buzz weekdays from 6am-9am. Additionally, The Fan and The Buzz play hosts to national radio hosts Mike & Mike, Colin Cowherd, Dan Patrick, Jim Rome and others. Our stations are affiliates of ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports radio networks. The Capitol Broadcasting sports stations are play by play home to The Carolina Hurricanes, The Carolina Panthers, Duke University and Appalachian State University. Additionally, our stations have the rights to NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA Men’s/Women’s basketball tournaments

99.9 is home of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Carolina Panthers. 620 The Buzz is the home of Duke Sports and The Durham Bulls. 99.9 HD-3 The Ticket is home for the Carolina Railhawks.

HISTORY

999_espn_logoOn October 10, 2007 the sports format premiered at 3 p.m. known as “99.9 The Fan.“ Since moving to the Triangle, WCMC had broadcast from an antenna located 485 feet above ground level located 3 miles northwest of Youngsville. The short tower and relatively low power resulted in the station providing only grade B coverage to Chapel Hill, Garner, Cary and most of Durham. However, in 2010 WCMC was granted permission to move its city of license to Holly Springs and boost its power to 26,500 watts.  On December 1, 2008 WCMC gained its affiliation with ESPN Radio. On November 1st, 2009 Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. launched 620 The Buzz WDNC-AM. Shortly after it The Buzz was launched, the division also launched 1550 Deportes WCLY-AM. In April 2012 the sports radio division created 99.9 The Ticket WRAL-HD3 which can be heard on HD radios and online via the stream.

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

INLINE_GM_brian_maloney“We strive to provide our listeners with informative and entertaining sports information every day. The Triangle is one of the most unique sports markets in the country with a full complement of college athletics from several universities in our market as well as professional teams as well. Emotions, allegiances and loyalty are deep among the sports fans and sports radio station listeners in our market. We are privileged to serve them.”
– Brian Maloney – General Manager of Capitol Broadcasting’s sports radio stations, bmaloney@999thefan.com, (919) 890-6302