By Alan Pergament
One of the complaints about the radio broadcasts of the University at Buffalo football and basketball broadcasts last season was that the station carrying them often couldn't be heard near the Amherst campus.
That won't be a problem this season as UB announced today that those broadcasts are moving from AM 1270 to ESPN 1520, a 50,000 watt sports station owned by Entercom.
By comparison, Sports Radio 1270 The Fan is a 1,000 watt station at night, 5,000 watts during the daytime.
Besides carrying UB football and men's and women's basketball games, 1520 will also carry 30-minute weekly shows with football coach Jeff Quinn, men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley and women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack, the school announced.
The games also will be carried on stations in Rochester, Albany and New York City, which UB said makes it the first time in school history that it will have a radio network carrying games across the state.