Columbia Athletics Announces Expanded Audio Coverage for 2007 Football Season
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

NEW YORK – Columbia Football will be broadcast on internet and terrestrial radio in 2007 at no charge.

The insightful commentary of Jerry Recco and Jake Novak can be heard on New York-area radio station WWDJ-970 AM for five Columbia games during the 2007 football season. All 10 games will be streamed live for free on gocolumbialions.com.

"We are excited to offer a variety of outlets to follow the Lions in 2007," says Alex Oberweger, Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications and Event Operations. "We will continue to seek ways to provide our fans with comprehensive options for tuning in to hear Columbia sports on the air and over the internet."

WWDJ will broadcast the Lions' home opener vs. Marist on September 22, and four road games: at Princeton September 29, at Lafayette October 6, at Dartmouth October 20, and at Cornell November 10. Broadcasts will feature the 30-minute Lions Countdown pregame show prior to kickoff. WWDJ will also broadcast select men's basketball games in 2007-08.

"Our relationship with WWDJ offers current and potential sponsors the opportunity to reach the many Columbia alumni throughout the Metropolitan area," says Barry Neuberger, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Marketing.

For the second straight year, Columbia fans can subscribe to the SideLION Pass premium content service of gocolumbialions.com for live video of select home and away football games. Subscriptions to the SideLION Pass are available on a month-by-month basis ($12.95/month) or for an entire year ($69.95/annual).

In addition, Columbia University-owned radio station WKCR-FM will continue to provide student-broadcaster coverage of select Columbia athletics events in 2007-08.