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Susie James Supports CU Athletics

Local Radio Station Owner Makes Donation

1/5/2016
Susie James Donation

CU President Dr. Paul Stumb, Susie James and Ron Pavan, CU Athletics Director and Interim VP for Enrollment

Longtime Cumberland supporter and radio partner Susie James made a donation to the Athletic Department this month to help with the purchase of new scorers’ tables for the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

With the help of James and the Smith family, who made a donation earlier this month, Cumberland Athletics will purchase three new professional scorers’ tables for use during basketball, volleyball and wrestling events in the Dallas Floyd, a long overdue purchase for the department.

“Susie is a great friend to our University and the Athletic Department and we are especially excited she is helping us with this donation to complete the purchase of scorers’ tables for the gym,” said Ron Pavan, CU Director of Athletics.

Cumberland Athletics and James, who owns WANT 98.9 FM and WCOR 1490 AM in Lebanon, have long been corporate partners, with broadcasts for football, basketball and baseball games on the airwaves for almost 30 years. Cumberland currently broadcasts all football games and about 80 percent of the baseball regular season as well as all postseason contests on WANT and/or WCOR.

“I’m pleased to be a partner with Cumberland University Athletics,” James said, “and continue to have the opportunity to have Cumberland Athletics on our airwaves. Cumberland has always been a great partner with our radio stations.”