The Milwaukee Bucks new owners reviewed their options for radio broadcasts and decided to remain with the team’s longtime home WTMJ-AM (620).
The Bucks and WTMJ radio announced Friday they have extended their partnership for “several years.” The station will remain the radio home for Bucks basketball and the flagship station of the Bucks Radio Network.
WTMJ, which is owned by E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati, will carry Bucks regular-season games for the 2015-2016 season and will broadcast all six of the Bucks’ preseason games beginning with a game against the Chicago Bulls Oct. 6.
Entercom Communications Corp., which owns sports-talk station “The Fan” (105.7 FM and 1250 AM), made what radio industry insiders said was a strong pitch for the Bucks broadcasts.
Tom Langmyer, vice president and general manager of WTMJ radio, declined to say what the arrangement will be under the contract extension. “I can’t release details, but it’s structured a bit differently in some ways,” Langmyer said.
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