CHAPEL HILL – For the third successive year, WCHL is partnering with UNC Athletics to bring live broadcasts of Carolina women’s and men’s soccer to Tar Heel fans. WCHL will air eight regular season women’s games and two men’s games this fall.
Games will be available on WCHL (97.9 FM and 1360 AM) in the Triangle and streamed live online on Chapelboro.com.
Paul Connell will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the broadcasts for the second straight year and will be joined by analysts John Stanley and Gerry O’Donnell. Former Tar Heel All-America Wendy Gebauer Palladino will also be making appearances as a guest analyst throughout the season, and other Tar Heel alumni will be guest commentators during broadcasts.
Altogether, eight regular-season women’s games and two regular-season men’s games are on the broadcast docket with possibilities for post-season broadcasts as well.
The women’s broadcast schedule includes:
Sunday, Sept. 8, vs. West Virginia (at Durham, N.C.), 12 noon
Sunday, Sept. 15, vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6, vs. Maryland, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10, vs. NC State, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20, vs. Virginia, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24, vs. Clemson, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27, at Wake Forest, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, vs. Duke, 7 p.m.
The men’s broadcast schedule includes:
Tuesday, Sept. 24, vs. William & Mary, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, vs. Clemson, 7 p.m.
“On behalf of our soccer programs, I’d like to thank the management at WCHL for its commitment to airing our games locally and on the World Wide Web for the third straight year,” said UNC head women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance. “The broadcast crew does a great job and we have received much positive feedback from fans, alumni and parents over the past couple of years. We look forward to renewing this commitment with the folks at WCHL for another year. It’s a great partnership between UNC soccer and our hometown radio source.”