The Express open their season on Saturday, November 21st (Photo by Augustine Dashiell)
Newark Radio Series Becomes Official Radio Partner of Express
East Orange, N.J. (Monday, September 28, 2009) – The Jersey Express of the American Basketball Association announced today that they have created a formal partnership with the Newark Radio Series. Per terms of the partnership, the Newark Radio Series will broadcast programs and features for the Express throughout the upcoming ABA season, as well as webcast the home slate of games for the team.
"I'm extremely excited and proud to partner with Mr. Juanito Nortez and the Newark Radio Series for our home game webcasts,” Express President Marsha Blount commented. “They'll be able to not only webcast our games but also provide insight into the organization with player interviews and special reports. The ability for the Newark Radio Series to broadcast features on AM 1430 WNSW Radio helps with our goal of introducing the communities in which we play to the Express. We are New Jersey's hometown team.”
On behalf of the Newark Radio Series, Nortez shared his excitement regarding the partnership.
"As someone who has been following college and professional basketball for many years, I am extremely glad that we can partner with the Jersey Express to provide the very best online webcasts and produce special broadcast feature reports on AM 1430 WNSW Radio of this year's Jersey Express basketball games," he said.
The Newark Radio Series encompasses the New Jersey-based AM 930 WPAT and AM 1430 WNSW. The Newark Radio Series covers a variety of topics and mediums such as the Newark Bears minor league baseball organization and Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker, and the network recently became a CBS Radio News affiliate. Future programming includes Seton Hall basketball in addition to the Jersey Express. For more information on the Newark Radio Series or to listen to them live via the web, visit them at www.newarkradioseries.com.
The Jersey Express will be holding their final open tryouts for the 2009-10 season from 12-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, at the Westside Park Gym in Newark. Pre-registration for tryouts is available through the Jersey Express website at www.jerseyexpress.net, and the cost for early registration is $75. The fee on the day of tryouts will be $100, with only cash being accepted that day. Players interested in trying out should wear basketball attire and be prepared to do a number of drills that will focus on both skill and overall knowledge of the game. As more information is made available regarding tryouts, it will be posted to the Express website.
The Jersey Express is a member of the American Basketball Association and is currently preparing for their fifth season in the ABA. Quaasim Austin is the head coach of the Express with Cassandra Smith serving as his assistant coach, and the team will play their home schedule this year at East Orange Campus High School. The Express made the playoffs in each of their past two seasons and reached the ABA Elite Eight last year in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Express will open their 2009-10 season on Saturday, November 21st, when they host the New York City Thunder at 7:00 p.m. Season and opening ticket tickets are available now, and they can be obtained through the team website at www.jerseyexpress.net. For league information, fans are encouraged to log onto www.abalive.com.
Press releases for the Jersey Express are written by Resolution Sports, the official media partner of the team.