Press Release: Sportsathon 2012 Details Announced

WNUR Sports is pleased to announce more details about Sportsathon 2012:

We will once again be taking donations this year, in order to reach our fundraising goal of $3,100.00. Those who donate at the $32 level will receive a WNUR Sports t-shirt (they will have a brand new design this year). For donations of $51 or more, one will receive a t-shirt and be entered in a raffle to win one of several prize packages including Northwestern Wildcats non-conference men’s basketball tickets and 2013 Chicago White Sox tickets. Those who donate $79 or more will be entered in the raffle and receive two t-shirts. Additional t-shirts may be received as premiums for every additional $24 donated beyond the $79 level

Donations will be online-only again this year, and we will begin taking them on Saturday October 20, 2012. There will be a link right here on our website for those who want to donate, so check back on October 20th.

We will also have another fantastic group of special-guest interviews throughout Sportsathon 2012, especially during our CatChat program. We will be announcing at least one special guest per day between now and Sportsathon 2012 on both Facebook and Twitter.

The programming schedule for Sportsathon 2012 features a diverse mix of old staples–like CatChat and the football and basketball previews–and new shows–like Northwestern at the Olympics and WNUR Sports Family Feud. Like last year’s Sportsathon, our main event is Northwestern Football vs. Iowa, which begins in the middle of Sportsathon at 11 AM on Saturday.

WNUR Sports will take over the station (WNUR-FM 89.3) and webstreams ( and between 7 PM on Friday, October 26, 2012, and 9 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

The full programming schedule is as follows:

Friday October 26, 2012
7 PM – 9 PM: The SportsVoice
9 PM – 10 PM: National College Football Preview Show
10 PM – 11:30 PM: Big Ten College Football Preview Show
11:30 PM – Midnight: WNUR Sports Family Feud

Saturday October 27, 2012
Midnight – 3 AM: Classic Northwestern Football (NU at UNL, 2011)
3 AM – 5 AM: Classic Northwestern Men’s Basketball (NU vs. MSU (2012)
5 AM – 7 AM: Classic Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse (2012 National Championship)
7 AM – 9 AM: CatChat
9 AM – 9:30 AM: Northwestern at the Olympics
9:30 AM – 11 AM: Extended WNUR Sports Kickoff Show
11 AM – 2 PM: Northwestern Football vs. Iowa
2 PM – 3 PM: WNUR Sports Postgame Show
3 PM – 5 PM: CatChat
5 PM – 5:30 PM: Northwestern Soccer Talk Show
5:30 PM – 6 PM: Northwestern Wrestling Talk Show
6 PM – 7 PM: Big Ten Basketball Preview Show
7 PM – 8 PM: Northwestern Men’s Basketball Preview Show
8 PM – 9 PM: Northwestern Women’s Basketball Preview Show

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