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WBZC-FM Broadcasts Camden Riversharks Games

For the third straight season, Burlington County College’s (BCC) radio station WBZC-FM (Z88.9) will be the official radio station for the Camden Riversharks. WBZC-FM will broadcast all 70 home games, beginning with the home-opener on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:05 p.m., when the Riversharks play the Bridgeport Bluefish.

The educational component to the partnership allows BCC students to get hands-on experience producing, promoting, and organizing a professional sports team broadcast. Philadelphia Flyers radio broadcaster Tim Saunders will be mentoring BCC students and calling several games for the station. This opportunity will give students a chance to build their resume, portfolio and network with broadcasting professionals. Students will assist in pre-game activities, play-by-play announcing, and post-game wrap-ups.

“Not many students have the opportunity to work with a professional sports team or Tim Saunders, one of the best play-by-play announcers out there,” said Brett Holcomb, Operations Manager and Programming Director of WBZC-FM. “Our listeners enjoy the excitement of the game and our students get valuable hands-on experience. It’s a win-win.”

“Every season we have worked with WBZC-FM has been a pleasure,” said Adam Lorber, President/General Manager for the Camden Riversharks. “With experienced broadcasters like Tim Saunders and Brett Holcomb leading the way, we are able teach students interested in the industry while producing a first-rate broadcast.”

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. Saturday games will be on the ZEDM web stream, which can be found under “listen live” on the station’s website. For a complete schedule of games, please visit www.riversharks.com.

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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.