Sept. 11, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Spartan Sports Network is proud to announce that SSN "24-7", a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week online radio station, is now live at SpartanSportsNetwork.com, TuneIn and on the SSN mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The station features the largest MSU radio sports archive, along with live games, press conferences, coaches' shows and original programming.
The SSN "24-7" station is an unprecedented initiative by a university sports network.
"Our format is all Spartans, all the time," said Spartan Sports Network President Will Tieman. "We want to celebrate the rich tradition of Spartan Athletics and give MSU fans around the globe every opportunity to follow their teams."
"We're excited about promoting our student-athletes and teams on another media platform that has worldwide reach," said MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis. "Our goal has always been to be at the forefront of the latest technology to communicate with our fans and give them as many outlets as possible to follow Spartan Athletics. With the launch of Spartan Sports Network 24-7, fans will now have round-the-clock access to a truly unique station that focuses solely on Michigan State. This will certainly become be a destination for all Spartan fans."
SSN has a track record for successful initiatives, as its highly popular mobile app, which launched in October 2010, has been downloaded more than 70,000 times heading into its third year. In addition, SSN now produces the official game day programs for football, men's and women's basketball, and hockey.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
This week SSN 24/7 highlights the recent exciting history of Michigan State and Notre Dame with classic replays of the original Spartan Network broadcasts from 2000 and 2010. Every week SSN 24/7 showcases live coverage of Mark Dantonio's Tuesday press conference and weekly hour long Thursday night radio show. Throughout the week SSN 24/7 airs daily shows with Coach Dantonio and goes around the Big Ten with This Week in College Football. The 2012 renewal of the Michigan State vs. Notre Dame rivalry can be heard on SSN 24/7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday evening. In the weeks and months to come, SSN 24/7 will feature live coverage of the Michigan State Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, men's and women's basketball events, along with hockey and expanded spring sports coverage.
ABOUT SPARTAN SPORTS NETWORK
The Spartan Sports Network, which includes 100 percent coverage of the state of Michigan, has annually been the largest and most listened to sports network in the state of Michigan. The network is also the most honored, six years running, by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The network is anchored by Detroit flagship WJR-AM, WBBL-FM in Grand Rapids, WKZO-AM Kalamazoo and WMMQ-FM and WJIM-AM in Lansing. For more information on the Spartan Sports Network, visit SpartanSportsNetwork.com or call (517) 699-2200.
ABOUT TUNEIN (TUNEIN.COM)
TuneIn is the leading service for listening to music, sports and news streams from around the world. It currently has over 40 million active monthly listeners and growing at a rate of approximately 150,000 mobile downloads per day. TuneIn is accessible on 200 connected devices, which includes virtually all mobile devices, websites, home entertainment centers, connected desktop products as well as auto in-dash receivers. TuneIn has listenership in 230 different countries and territories.