Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia and Armstrong Group of Companies have partnered to bring the state’s premiere high school basketball show to Armstrong Cable television viewers in Wayne County on Channel 204. The live three-hour program airs each Friday night during basketball season from 9 p.m. until midnight, live from the state-of-the-art broadcast radio and television facilities at Marshall University.
Armstrong Cable will bring Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia to basketball fans served by Armstrong’s South Point cable system, which includes northern Wayne County. Student-athletes, coaches and fans will be able to watch Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia on Armstrong Cable Channel 204 each Friday, live from the state-of-the-art broadcast radio and television facilities at Marshall University.
Armstrong is Basketball Friday Night’s third television affiliate. Armstrong Cable, Channel 204, is available to all Armstrong subscribers in the Tri-State area and reaches over 20,000 subscribers. The channel is operated by WFGH-FM which is owned by the Wayne County Board of Education. WFGH-FM is a founding affiliate and partners with Marshall University and WMUL-FM to produce Basketball Friday Night.
“The Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia crew is happy to join forces with Armstrong Cable to reach its system’s television viewers with this locally produced live high school basketball talk programming,” said Dr. Charles G. Bailey, faculty manager of flagship station WMUL-FM. “It is wonderful that the management of Armstrong Cable has decided to become Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia’s third affiliate carrying both the audio and video components of this live program. The results of this additional home area affiliate that provides video programming to the Tri-State area will certainly enhance the audience’s impression of and relationship with the Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia locally based in-studio talent.”
“Armstrong is proud to carry Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia,” said Michael Witt, Technical Operations Supervisor for the Armstrong Group of Companies. “This gives our viewers a unique option with a live local program highlighting high school basketball every Friday night.”
Armstrong Cable reaches viewers in Wayne County, West Virginia, including Ceredo, Kenova and Shoals; Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky, including Ashland, Cannonsburg, Greenup and Summit; and Lawrence County, Ohio, including Crown City, Chesapeake, Proctorville and South Point. Visit Armstrong online at armstrongonewire.com. Basketball Friday Night’s statewide radio affiliate list and coverage map may be accessed at basketballnight.com/affiliates.
Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia’s hosts are Ryan Epling, Tolsia Rebels girls basketball coach Ric Morrone, Joe Linville and Bill Cornwell. Statewide, Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia reaches 1.2 million potential radio listeners, with an on-air presence in 36 West Virginia counties.
The Tri-State audience has multiple options to watch or listen to Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia. On television, Basketball Friday Night can be viewed on Armstrong Cable Channel 204; Comcast Cable Channel 25, or Suddenlink’s Network West Virginia (Channel 2). On the radio, listeners can tune in to 88.1FM, WMUL in Huntington; 90.7FM, WFGH in Fort Gay; 101.1FM, WVWP-LP in Wayne; and 104.5FM, WASP-LP in West Huntington. The show is also streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube and Periscope.
Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia will air each Friday through March 17, 2017.