June 07, 2016

The University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball team will have a new home on the radio dial next season as the Titans and 910 AM Superstation have reached an agreement to broadcast every game over the air in 2016-17.

"The partnership with 910 AM Superstation and Kevin Adell is phenomenal and we keep findings ways to grow the partnership through radio and television," said Detroit Mercy Director of Athletics Robert C. Vowels, Jr. "I believe that this is a win-win for us on a station that covers our community as we develop and grow our assets. We can broadcast all of our games, develop a coaches show for our teams, reallocate our resources and connect and reach out to the neighborhoods in and around the campus."

"We are looking forward to bringing our listeners Detroit Mercy basketball games this upcoming season," said Kevin Adell, Founder and CEO of 910 AM Superstation.

910 AM transitioned to an urban talk-radio format after Kevin Adell – who also owns WADL, the television home for all Titan home games – bought the station in 2015.

The station carries a signal of 50,000 watts during the day and close to 30,000 at night as ears from Toledo, Ohio, all the way up north to Mackinac City can pick up the transmission. The station can also be heard online giving Titan fans numerous ways to follow #DetroitsCollegeTeam.

It was also announced that well-known Detroit radio personality Cliff Russell will serve as the voice of the Detroit Mercy men's basketball team. Russell is no stranger to college athletics as he played college basketball at UTEP under Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins before transferring to Wayne State to finish his career. He also called basketball and football games as well as public address announcing for his alma mater during his career.

Russell has worked at a number of local radio stations including WJR, WDET, WJZZ, WCXI, CKLW, WWJ, WCHB, and WQBH. He also was once a weekly columnist for the Detroit Free Press, worked as Mayor Dennis Archer's press secretary and was a Senior Director of Communications for the Detroit Tigers, the first African-American to hold the position in Major League Baseball history.

"I would like to thank CBS Radio and all they did for us the last three years," said Vowels. "The commitment that Mr. Adell has shown the Titans in the last few years is outstanding and this increased partnership will only make us more visible throughout the city of Detroit."

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