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Washington Mystics and Audacy Announce Partnership for Live Radio Broadcasts

The Washington Mystics and Audacy announced today a partnership to broadcast live Mystics games on The Team 980 (WTEM-AM), the new Mystics flagship station, throughout the 2024 WNBA season. The broadcast schedule begins with the team’s game at Capital One Arena against the Chicago Sky on Thursday, June 6 at 7 PM ET and will run through the conclusion of the regular season in the fall. 

The broadcasts will feature a simulcast live audio feed from Monumental Sports Network’s (MNMT) television broadcast (including the halftime report) and fans will be able to hear all 25 of the Mystics’ remaining regular season games available on the network this season. While most radio broadcasts will air on The Team 980, select games will air on 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) and The Bet Washington (WJFK-AM), and all games will be streamed locally on the Audacy app.

“We are delighted to broaden our relationship with Audacy and continue to drive the fast-paced growth of women’s basketball in the DMV region,” said Zach Leonsis, President of Media & New Enterprises at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). “We have seen incredible television viewership for the Mystics during the first weeks of the season and we’re thrilled to offer our fans another way to tune into our games.”

The Mystics broadcast booth features University of Maryland Hall of Famer Christy Winters-Scott, who returns for her 15th season as television color analyst for the Mystics, and play-by-play announcer Meghan McPeak,who enters her sixth season with the team’s television broadcast.

The Team 980 is Washington, D.C.’s first all-sports radio station. It features a live and local lineup of personalities including The Sports Junkies, Kevin Sheehan, Chris Russell, and Craig Hoffman, and is the flagship radio home of the Washington Wizards, Maryland Terrapins football and men’s and women’s basketball, and Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball. 

“The Team 980 is where the DMV goes to talk basketball,” said Chris Kinard, Vice President of Sports Programming & Cluster Director of Operations, Audacy Washington, D.C. “We are excited to bring an audio presentation of Mystics games to their growing fanbase on The Team 980 AM and available on mobile and smart speakers through the Audacy app.”

The news of the radio broadcast comes after Monumental Sports Network registered its highest television viewership in six seasons for a regular season WNBA game during the season opener between the Washington Mystics and New York Liberty on May 14.

“Demand for Mystics live game coverage is at an all-time high and adding a radio broadcast will allow even more fans to follow our team throughout the season,” said Alycen McAuley, Chief Business Officer for the Washington Mystics. “We are proud to see Monumental Sports Network and Audacy partner in this way and use their platforms to elevate women’s basketball.”

2024 Washington Mystics Radio Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, June 6 vs. Chicago Sky at 7 PM ET

Sunday, June 9 at New York Liberty at 3 PM ET

Tuesday, June 11 at Atlanta Dream at 7:30 PM ET

Wednesday, June 19 at Indiana Fever at 7 PM ET

Saturday, June 22 vs. Dallas Wings at 3 PM ET

Sunday, June 23 vs. Dallas Wings at 3 PM ET

Thursday, June 27 vs. Connecticut Sun at 7 PM ET

Tuesday, July 2 at Los Angeles Sparks at 10 PM ET

Thursday, July 4 at Las Vegas Aces at 10 PM ET

Saturday, July 6 at Minnesota Lynx at 8 PM ET

Wednesday, July 10 at Indiana Fever at 12 PM ET

Sunday, July 14 vs. Las Vegas Aces at 3 PM ET

Tuesday, July 16 vs. Phoenix Mercury at 11:30 AM ET

Thursday, August 15 at Minnesota Lynx at 8 PM ET

Tuesday, August 20 vs. Seattle Storm at 7 PM ET

Monday, August 26 at Seattle Storm at 10 PM ET

Wednesday, August 28 at Chicago Sky at 8 PM ET

Saturday, August 31 vs. Connecticut Sun at 3 PM ET

Tuesday, September 3 at Dallas Wings at 8 PM ET

Thursday, September 5 at Phoenix Mercury at 10 PM ET

Sunday, September 8 vs. Minnesota Lynx at 3 PM ET

Wednesday, September 11 at Chicago Sky at 8 PM ET

Sunday, September 15 vs. Atlanta Dream at 3 PM ET

Tuesday, September 17 vs. New York Liberty at 7 PM ET

Thursday, September 19 vs. Indiana Fever at 7 PM ET

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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