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Pirate Radio Network evolves to 27 stations

East Carolina's football broadcasts will have more stations and hit some new airwaves this fall.

Five new affiliates will join the Pirates Sports Radio Network, boosting the network's total complement of stations to 27, ECU Director of Electronic Media Jeff Charles announced. Last season, the school reported a lineup of 24 affiliates.

In a Wednesday news release, Charles identified the new stations as WPWZ (95.5 FM) in Rocky Mount, WDLX (930 AM) in Washington, WPCM (920 AM) in Burlington, WSTK (104.5 FM) in New Bern and WODR (97.7 FM) in Williamston.

WPWZ is expected to provide "a quality FM signal in Greenville, Rocky Mount and Wilson," stated Charles. The FCC lists the location of the station's transmitter as Pinetops, an Edgecombe County town strategically located in the geographic quadrangle formed by Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson and Tarboro.

WPCM should afford Pirates fans a noticeable improvement in reception in Burlington and surrounding areas, especially in the daytime when the station beams its signal at 5,000 watts.

WSTK, with a transmitter near Aurora, supplants former affiliate WRUP 97.9 FM (now WNBB) as the primary signal provider to the New Bern/Morehead City market.

Charles, the "Voice of the Pirates," will team up with color commentator and ECU Hall of Famer Carlester Crumpler to provide the blow-by-blow account of the Pirates' games for the 18th year in a row. Marty Feurer will serve as booth host and former ECU football star Kevin Monroe will provide the sideline reporting.

The network, which is owned and operated by the ECU athletic department, spans North Carolina and includes stations in South Carolina and Virginia.


(As of July 27, 2005)

Belmont, NC          WCQC (1270 AM)
Burlington, NC       WPCM (920 AM)
Concord, NC          WEGO (1410 AM)
Elizabeth City, NC   WQAI (560 AM)
Fair Bluff, NC       WVXY (1480 AM)
Fairmont, NC         WFMO (860 AM)
Farmville, NC        WGHB (1250 AM)
Fayetteville, NC     WFAY (1230 AM)
Greenville, NC       WNCT (1070 AM)
Jacksonville, NC     WJCV (1290 AM)
Kinston, NC          WRNS (960 AM)
Laurinburg, NC       WEWO (1450 AM)
Lumberton, NC        WAQR (1380 AM)
Myrtle Beach, SC     WQJM (1450 AM)
New Bern, NC         WSTK (104.5 FM)
Portsmouth, VA       WRJR (1010 AM)
Raleigh, NC          WRBZ (850 AM)
Rock Hill, SC        WAVO (1150 AM)
Rocky Mount, NC      WPWZ (95.5 FM)
Roxboro, NC          WKRX (96.7 FM)
Roxboro, NC          WRXO (1340 AM)
Sanford, NC          WFJA (105.5 FM)
Statesville, NC      WAYE (550 AM)
Washington, NC       WDLX (930 AM)
Whiteville, NC       WTXY (1540 AM)
Williamston, NC      WIAM (900 AM)
Williamston, NC      WODR (97.7 FM)

From staff reports and an ECU Athletics release.

Acquittal leads to reinstatement of UC assistant

CINCINNATI — Keith LeGree was reinstated by Cincinnati as an assistant basketball coach Wednesday, after being found innocent last week of driving under the influence.

LeGree was suspended in March when he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at a downtown stoplight and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

LeGree, who said he had not been drinking, has been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder. A jury acquitted him of the charge on Friday.

A point guard for the Bearcats from 1994-96, LeGree returned to the program as an assistant in 2000.

The university's athletic department instituted a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol abuse after coach Bob Huggins was convicted of drunken driving last year.

Huggins was suspended last summer for nearly three months, and athletic director Bob Goin said subsequent alcohol-related incidents involving athletic department staff could result in firing if they bring shame on the university or department.

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from Associated Press and other sources. Copyright 2005 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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