Fighting Camel Radio Coverage
Campbell University Radio Network
For the 2011-2012 athletic year, Fighting Camel fans from the Triad to the Triangle, Buies Creek to Fayetteville; can follow their favorite team on the Campbell University Radio Network. When Campbell kicks off the 2011 season, Fighting Camel Football can be heard in parts of 41 counties in North Carolina. Campbell supporters worldwide can tune in as well to all network broadcasts on the Internet on GoCamels.com.
WCLN, 107.3 FM, the marquee signal of the Christian Listening Network, will once again be the broadcast home for all 11 regular season football contests and carry a full slate of action from the hardwood featuring the Fighting Camels.
Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to Clinton, N.C., WCLN’s broadcast signal reaches parts of 21 counties in southeastern North Carolina including all of Harnett, Cumberland, Johnston, and Sampson counties. The station’s signal also covers a majority of Wake County, including a large portion of Raleigh.
For the second season WSML 1200-AM, will broadcast all 11 regular season football contests. A member of the Triad Sports Network, WSML provides Campbell University and its athletic teams with coverage into North Carolina's Triad area (Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem).
Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to Graham, N.C., WSML has the largest daytime power of all the Triad Sports Network stations at 10,000 Watts and is located in the heart of the nation's 45th-largest radio market.
Chris Hemeyer begins his first season as the play-by-play voice of the Fighting Camels.
Hemeyer comes to Campbell from Eastern North Carolina, where he handled play-by-play duties for East Carolina University baseball, fill-in work for Pirate basketball, and Kinston Indians Minor League Baseball. He also hosted a post-game call-in show for ECU football and was the voice of Lenoir Community College Men’s basketball. His football experience also includes television sideline reporting for ECU football games on MASN and Comcast Sports Southeast. Hemeyer was also the studio host for Ohio University football for radio broadcasts on the Ohio IMG Sports Network. Since 2006, Hemeyer has been the voice of high school football in Craven County, calling multiple state championship games.
Hemeyer arrived in North Carolina in 2001, spending five years at WCTI-TV in New Bern. He worked as a news and sports reporter, moving up to weekend sports anchor. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1999.
Bill Priestley returns to the microphone for his second year as the pre, half and post-game show host for Campbell football and men's basketball. A 14-year radio veteran, Bill has worked for the Tennessee Titans Radio Network as well as stations in Tennessee, Indiana, South Carolina and North Carolina.
In addition to football duties, Bill will be doing play-by-play of Campbell women's basketball, baseball and softball games in the 2010-11 year. A graduate of Furman University majoring in History, Bill is also getting a Master’s Degree in Education from Campbell University.
Dr. Andy Bowman joins the radio team for his first year of color commentary for Fighting Camels Football. A Campbell Alum and Buies Creek resident, Dr. Bowman is the Director of Continuing Education and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell. Andy mixed his pharmaceutical and broadcast back ground by hosting the radio show “Ask the Pharmacist" on WFNC 640AM in Fayetteville. While serving as a Pharmacy Coordinator with Kroger in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Bowman hosted a weekly show called “Ask Andy, The Kroger Radio Pharmacist” on WFIR 960AM from August 1995 until his return to Campbell in August 2000.
Andy also serves as the College of Pharmacy liaison to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. He attends Board of Pharmacy meetings quarterly and reports on current happenings at Campbell. In addition, Dr. Bowman serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Pharmacist Recovery Network (NCPRN), Vice-President of the Harnett County Pharmaceutical Association, and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP).