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Philadelphia Soul and WBZC-FM: Broadcasting Partners

Burlington County College’s (BCC) radio station WBZC-FM (Z88.9) is pleased to announce its new broadcasting partnership with the Philadelphia Soul, the city’s Arena Football League team now in its eighth season. WBZC-FM will broadcast all remaining six home games, including the Veterans Arena Game featuring active reservists and veterans of the Armed Forces after the Soul game on June 22. The broadcasts will be live from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

This new partnership with the Philadelphia Soul, in addition to the station’s longstanding relationship with the Camden Riversharks, gives BCC students the opportunity to work with professional sports teams and build their broadcasting portfolios. Students learn all aspects of a professional sports team broadcast from production to promotion. The experience is also a great resume addition for students seeking careers in the highly competitive broadcasting industry. 

“We are really excited about our new partnership with the Philadelphia Soul and the opportunity it affords our students and the College,” said Brett Holcomb, Operations Manager and Programming Director of WBZC-FM. “The hands-on experience the students gain is priceless, as are the College’s marketing and promotional opportunities at the home games in the Wells Fargo Center. In addition, the fast-based, high-scoring games make for an exciting and entertaining broadcast for our listeners.”

“This is a great opportunity for both the Soul organization and Z88.9,” said Soul VP and COO John Adams. “The partnership provides another avenue for our fans to hear the Soul games. Not only does the partnership allow us to reach more of our fans, but it helps the college students gain some experience. This is really a great opportunity for everybody.”

The next live broadcast will be on Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. when the Soul host the Orlando Predators. A complete schedule of home games can be found at www.philadelphiasoul.com. Games can be heard on 88.9 (Bordentown- Atlantic City), 95.1 (Burlington - Bristol), 100.7 (Mount Holly - Lumberton), and online at www.Z889.org.

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WBZC-FM is owned and operated by Burlington County College. It serves as an ongoing training ground for students and a public service for Burlington County College and the surrounding community Tune into Z88.9 every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. for the Sports Show and get a recap of all the games happening in South Jersey. Listen online at www.Z889.org. Z889's free app is available for download for iPhones from the iTunes app store or the through the SHOUTcast app for Blackberrys and Androids. Listen live on 88.9, covering Bordentown to Atlantic City, 95.1, covering Burlington and Bristol, and 100.7, covering Mount Holly and Lumberton.