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Beasley -- not Adam or QAM

OK, here's what I've been able to find out about 560WQAM's bid for the radio rights to 2012 FIU football:

It wasn't QAM's bid.

Though QAM's logo was on the bid and the bid was read as coming from QAM and station owner Beasley Broadcast Group, the proposal actually came from Beasley. Beasley wanted to open talks with FIU to discern whether or not producing and managing FIU football broadcasts, largely using a staff already in place at QAM, made sense for the company. No games would be planned for QAM, but for another Beasley station. Or, time would be bought on a non-Beasley station.

Something's got to be done soon if FIU's going to be on the air this year. As a football program and athletic department that promotes itself as being on the rise -- and is going into a new conference in 2013 -- it's important for FIU to have all the trappings of a school playing Division I (yeah, yeah, FBS) football.

And that means radio.


Orlando Freedom wide receiver Jeff Badet, to whom FIU has made a scholarship offer, has announced that he'll commit somewhere on July 4.



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