Alma, Mich. - Alma College and 104.9 WQBX has entered a partnership, as announced by Director of Athletics Steven Rackley and WQBX on Tuesday (Sept. 18). The combination will see Alma's coaches appear on a weekly radio show and WQBX broadcasting home events.
"We're thrilled to be working closely with WQBX," said Rackley. "It allows us to expand our reach in the community and helps out a station with which we've had ties for a while."
"WQBX is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Alma College," said Sommerville. "This will help bring the excitement of Alma College Athletics to Scots fans both locally and worldwide."
The station has broadcasted the "Alma Coaches Show" from Pizza One in downtown Alma at 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday for the last three weeks. Head Football Coach Jason Couch has been a regular on the show, and assistant coaches Danny Wernick, Ryan Ettinger and Scotty Cole have appeared alongside him, as well. Alma's other fall coaches have been invited to join the show in the coming weeks.
In addition, WQBX will add to Alma's webcasts of its home events. Jeff Sommerville, vice president of the station and host of the Coaches Show, will appear on Alma's football and men's basketball live streams as a color commentator alongside Topher Goggin. The audio feed will also be distributed through the 104.9 FM channel and streamed through the WQBX website.