Mike Crispino Extends Broadcast Agreement With iHeartMedia Hartford’s 97.9 ESPN


iHeartMedia Hartford announced today that Mike Crispino has extended his broadcast agreement as UConn Football & Basketball play-by-play announcer on 97.9 ESPN, Hartford’s Sports Station, effective immediately.

Crispino is a member of the UConn Radio Broadcast Team and covers play-by-play for UConn Football, UConn Men’s Basketball and UConn Baseball. Crispino is also known for his work on the MSG Network as the radio voice for the NBA’s New York Knicks as well as the NHL’s New York Rangers, the NFL’s New York Giants and Rutgers Football.

“I’m thrilled to extend my agreement with iHeartMedia and UConn for the next several years,” said Crispino. “It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with sports broadcast pros like Wayne Norman this past year as well as insightful and charismatic coaches and administrators like Randy Edsall, Dan Hurley, Jim Penders and David Benedict. I truly look forward to contributing to the expansion of the UConn brand and fan base across the region.”

“We’re thrilled that Mike Crispino will continue to make 97.9 ESPN and the UConn Radio Network his home for many years to come,” said Steve Honeycomb, Region President for iHeartMedia Hartford. “His passion for the team, our listeners and the UConn community is remarkable.”

97.9 ESPN is a leading media outlet in the Hartford market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with more than 2 billion downloads and 125 million registered users.