AM-1280 Fox Sports Sarasota plans to announce that it will serve as the area’s exclusive broadcast home for University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and men’s basketball radio broadcasts during the 2013-14 academic year. The on-air announcement is scheduled for 5:06 p.m.
As per the agreement the station has reached with the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network, AM 1280 Fox Sports Sarasota will broadcast the Fighting Irish’s 12 regular-season home games, bowl game, men’s basketball games, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly’s weekly show and Notre Dame head basketball coach Mike Brey’s weekly show. Coverage of Notre Dame football on AM 1280 Fox Sports Sarasota will include a Notre Dame IMG Sports Network-produced 60-minute pregame show and a postgame show spanning 30-45 minutes.
"Fox Sports Sarasota is excited to enter into this partnership with the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network to provide the listeners of our coverage area with the opportunity to enjoy the most storied college football program in America,” WTMY AM 1280 Fox Sports Sarasota general manager Phil Russell said, “As a station, the association with a quality brand such as Notre Dame shows our continued growth and our commitment to providing quality sports programming unavailable on any other radio outlet in the Tampa Bay media market.”