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Saint Xavier University’s WXAV to cover Windy City ThunderBolts

Tune in to 88.3 FM or www.wxav.com to hear baseball action

Chicago (Feb. 12, 2009) Saint Xavier University’s student-run radio station WXAV 88.3 FM has signed an agreement with the Windy City ThunderBolts baseball team to broadcast 30 regular season games during the 2009 season. The games also will be available via www.wxav.com. 

“This is a spectacular opportunity for our broadcast students to gain real-world experience covering professional sports,” said SXU Student Media Director Peter Kreten. “We are thrilled to continue providing the best college radio education in Chicago. Students come to Saint Xavier knowing they will receive fun and challenging opportunities that will serve them later in their chosen fields.”   

WXAV previously was the official home for Chicago Fire Soccer Weekly, a weekly talk show about Chicago’s soccer team.
Saint Xavier will begin broadcasting games for the ThunderBolts, who were the back-to-back, 2007 and 2008 Frontier League Champions, on Opening Day, May 21 at 7:05pm against the Rockford River Hawks. Saint Xavier student Terry Bonadonna, sports director for WXAV, will be part of the broadcast team.

"We are thrilled to partner with Saint Xavier University to broadcast ThunderBolts games while providing a quality experience for the students associated with WXAV,” said ThunderBolts General Manager Steve Tahsler. “The staff at WXAV and administration at Saint Xavier have been tremendous to work with, and their enthusiasm is a major reason why we can return ThunderBolt baseball to the radio. WXAV has many awards for the quality of its programming, and we are proud to associate with such a well-regarded station."

To learn more about the Windy City ThunderBolts and the Frontier League, visit http://www.wcthunderbolts.com/. 

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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