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Pascagoula Panthers football to be broadcast on FM radio

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PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula High School football games will be broadcast coast wide starting next season.  You will be able to hear next season's games on Clear Channel Radio's station WB-UV 104.9.  They will also be available worldwide, through an online broadcast. 

The Pascagoula School board decided Tuesday night by a three to one vote to enter into an agreement with WBUV. 

"We just felt like it would be a great broadcast city," said Reggie Bates, Clear Channel Radio's Vice President and Marketing Manager.  "The city is a 6A school now and will play some of the top teams across South Mississippi.  And we thought that they deserved a partner that could broadcast those games across the coast."

It's the first time the station has carried high school football.  Bates said the station has been interested in picking up high school football for a while, but never sought out a deal with Pascagoula High School.  Bates said Pascagoula community members approached him about carrying the games.

WPMP 1580, a Pascagoula-based AM station, will lose coverage of the games.  WPMP General Manager Tim Lee said his station has been covering Pascagoula sports for over 30 years. 

"I don't think there's anybody who can say one disparaging word about the job that we've done and what we've done to try to help the children and help the community in providing these broadcasts," Lee said.  "They've all been free of charge."

Lee said he has a good working relationship with Clear Channel, who owns the property Lee uses for his business. 

"I don't have anything against what they are doing," Lee said.  "This is a business decision for them, just like it's a business decision for me."

Lee said he's sad to see the Panther games leave his station, but it opens the door for other opportunities.  He pledges to continue serving Pascagoula and Jackson County.

The board's decision is pending final negotiations.

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