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WRUP 98.3 Prepares to Broadcast “Greatest Games” From Hematites Football Archive This Fall

Written by on August 20, 2020

Ishpeming Hematites playing against the Negaunee Miners in 2019

Ishpeming Hematites playing against the Negaunee Miners in 2019

Marquette, MI – August 19, 2020 –  Live high school football may be sidelined for the autumn of 2020, but it will still be a part of Friday nights for fans in Upper Michigan this fall.

Marquette based mediaBrew Communications has reached back into its radio broadcast archive to bring fans 9 weeks of the greatest games for Ishpeming, Negaunee, and Marquette dating back as far as 2008. Ishpeming airing on WRUP 98.3, Negaunee on Sunny 101.9, and Marquette on 103.3 WFXD.

“We saw a need for sports this fall” said mediaBrew’s Market Manager Mark Evans. “We’re in an era where sometimes you have to think crazy thoughts, and this crazy idea turned out to make a lot of sense to us. The soundtrack to a Friday night at camp, or out driving around is high school football. This way people have that comfort food, and they can also listen to some great memories as there won’t be a loss, or a bad game on the air for almost three months on Friday nights.”

The “Greatest Games” will run Friday nights starting at 7:00PM starting August 28th, which for many schools was to be the 2020 opener, ending on Friday October 23rd. Broadcasts include State Championships, come-from-behind thrillers, rivalries, walk-off wins, and more.

“It’ll be a lot of fun as we’ve had different announcing teams over the years here at our stations, bringing back those voices will be really cool for people” Evans added. “Several of those people were recognized for excellence by The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, so you’ll hear some great quality too.”

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“We are looking at perhaps a mock playoff after that. But for starters we’ll do 27 awesome games combined from the three schools we cover. It’ll be fun to look back at the 2020 broadcast year and be 27 – 0 for football!”

Ishpeming Hematites Football Greatest Game Schedule

Week 1 – Friday August 28, 2020
– Ishpeming vs Detroit-Loyola (State Champ) November 24, 2012 20-14 – 98.3FM

Week 2 – Friday, September 4, 2020
– Ishpeming vs Ravenna (State Semifinal) November 20, 2010 22-20 Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 3 – Friday, September 11, 2020
– Ishpeming vs Negaunee Oct 11, 2013 28-24 Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 4 – Friday, September 18, 2020
– Ishpeming @ Iron Mountain August 27, 2010 28-20 Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 5 – Friday September 25, 2020
– Ishpeming @ Lake Linden-Hubbell Sept 7, 2019 36-34 Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 6 – Friday October 2, 2020
– Ishpeming @ Westwood Sept 14, 2018 44-36 Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 7 – Friday October 9, 2020
– Ishpeming vs Gwinn Oct 4, 2019 36-30 (OT) Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 8 – Friday October 16, 2020
– Ishpeming @ Negaunee Oct 8, 2010 20-14 (OT) Ish W – 98.3FM

Week 9 – Friday October 23, 2020
– Ishpeming vs Pewamo-Westphalia (State Title) Nov 28, 2015 22-16 Ish W – 98.3FM

Other game broadcasts Ishpeming is a part of:
Week 2 – Negaunee vs Ishpeming October 7, 2016 28-16 Neg W – 101.9FM

Want to see the schedule for Negaunee and Marquette Sports too? Click here.


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