WGIR to Broadcast 20 Penmen Basketball Games in 2019-20

WGIR to Broadcast 20 Penmen Basketball Games in 2019-20

MANCHESTER, N.H.WGIR 610 AM, based in Manchester, will air a total of 20 Southern New Hampshire University men's and women's basketball games during the 2019-20 season. The schedule, which includes seven Northeast-10 Conference doubleheaders, including a road matchup at Franklin Pierce, kicks off with a non-conference twin bill in the home opener against the College of Staten Island on Sunday, Nov. 17 (12:45 p.m.).

"We are very excited to announce another robust schedule with WGIR-AM and to be continuing our partnership with this great station," Associate Athletic Director Tom Wilkins said. "The 20-game slate once again allows us to share our excellent basketball programs with Penmen fans and alumni across, not only the region, but the country and the world, as well, with our extensive television and web streaming packages. We are also thrilled to welcome Justin McIsaac to our already-stellar broadcast team. I would like to personally thank Joe Graham, Erin Boss and the entire staff at WGIR for working to make this happen, and look forward to moving our relationship forward."

Bob Lipman, Jacob VanRyn and Justin McIsaac will share talent responsibilities, with McIsaac and Lipman handling the play-by-play, while the trio will all take turns providing the color commentary.

The Lipman-VanRyn duo have worked together broadcasting select Penmen basketball games for the last six seasons. Lipman is a veteran announcer, calling games in the Granite State since 1985, including New Hampshire and Vermont high school sports. Lipman was the voice of Dartmouth College football from 2001-10 and has held the same title with the University of New Hampshire football team since 2011. Lipman, a six-time N.H. Sportscaster of the Year, also serves as one of the radio announcers for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats – the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays – and works as SNHU's Athletic Communications Assistant. VanRyn, meanwhile, is a seasoned New England broadcast professional and will lend insight into the Northeast-10 during broadcast as he spent eight years as the league's Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications. VanRyn owns nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience, calling numerous NCAA Division II men's basketball regionals, as well as the 2015 Elite Eight, and is also the play-by-play voice of Bentley football. McIsaac, who works with Lipman on the UNH football radio broadcast team, is the producer of the "New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath" radio program. He is a play-by-play announcer for a variety of college programs throughout New Hampshire and Maine, in addition to serving as an announcer and weekly contributor to NHSportspage.com, a website devoted to high school basketball and football.

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2019-20 SNHU Men's and Women's Basketball
WGIR 610-AM Broadcast Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 17

Women (12:45 p.m.), Men (3:00 p.m.) vs. Staten Island

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Women (5:15 p.m.), Men (7:30 p.m.) vs. Saint Anselm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Women (1:15 p.m.) vs. NYIT, Men (3:30 p.m.) Queens (N.Y.)

Sunday, Jan. 5

Women (1:15 p.m.) vs. Stonehill, Men (3:30 p.m.) vs. Roberts Wesleyan

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Women (5:15 p.m.), Men (7:30 p.m.) vs. Franklin Pierce

Saturday, Jan. 18

Women (1:15 p.m.), Men (3:30 p.m.) vs. Le Moyne

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Women (5:15 p.m.), Men (7:30 p.m.) vs. New Haven

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Women (5:15 p.m.), Men (7:30 p.m.) at Franklin Pierce

Saturday, Feb. 8

Women (1:15 p.m.), Men (3:30 p.m.) vs. Assumption

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Women (4:45 p.m.), Men (7:30 p.m.) vs. Saint Michael's