FAU Athletics announces Hubbard Radio, 640 The Hurricane will air games

640 The Hurricane will air all FAU football and basketball games.

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FAU Athletics announces Hubbard Radio, 640 The Hurricane will air games

640 The Hurricane will air basketball and football games starting on Aug 31. where the Owls will take on Ohio State. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

640 The Hurricane will air basketball and football games starting on Aug 31. where the Owls will take on Ohio State. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

640 The Hurricane will air basketball and football games starting on Aug 31. where the Owls will take on Ohio State. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

640 The Hurricane will air basketball and football games starting on Aug 31. where the Owls will take on Ohio State. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

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FAU Athletics, in partnership with their multimedia rights holder, Florida Atlantic Sports Properties, announced a broadcast relationship with Hubbard Radio Wednesday morning.

The relationship’s aim is to provide engagement with the fans and to expand their listening within the greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. This will be covered across seven radio stations.

With this agreement, which runs through the 2023-24 athletics season, the Owls football and basketball games will air on 640 “The Hurricane Sports Radio” (WMEN-AM) starting this fall. Hubbard and 640-AM will take over from Good Karma Brands and ESPN 106.3-FM.

“We are extremely excited to enter into a new partnership with Hubbard Radio, which will make 640 The Hurricane Sports Radio (WMEN-AM) the new flagship radio station for FAU Athletics,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian White said in a news release. “This new relationship will allow FAU to broaden our reach within Palm Beach and Broward counties which is a priority as we continue to expand the FAU brand both locally and globally.” 

Besides airing all the football and basketball games, 640 will also carry a one-hour show with football head coach Lane Kiffin and basketball head coach Dusty May each week during the season. The agreement also says that WMEN is to air an “FAU Update” twice weekly.

“We’re honored that FAU Athletics and Florida Atlantic Sports Properties have chosen Hubbard Radio’s cluster of seven stations (640 WMEN, 97.9 WRMF,103.1 WIRK, X102.3, News-Talk 850 WFTL, Sunny 107.9 and Beatz 96.3) to help bring the excitement of FAU Football and Basketball to fans across South Florida,” Elizabeth Hamma, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Hubbard Radio West Palm Beach said in the release.

FAU football begins on August 31st with the Owls taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio.