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Maybe should have said a major founder and keeper.

1) "Raycom obtained the local television rights to the two largest universities within the ACC region, but not a part of the conference: Virginia Tech and the University of South Carolina."
2) Ken Haines was hired before the start of the first ACC telecast season. As executive to the president at Virginia Tech and the University’s public affairs spokesperson,(11)(12) Haines brought university experience into the company.
3) More about Haines at Virginia Tech and at Raycom:
At Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia (1970-1981), Haines served as the executive to the university president and spokesperson for the university. He acquired WVTF, a National Public Radio station, for Virginia Tech and created the Virginia Tech Sports Network. He served as the game analyst on the radio network.[6][7][8]

In 1981, Haines joined in the formation of Raycom Sports in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he negotiates television and new media digital contracts for Atlantic Coast Conference sports.[9] From 1985 to 1995 he negotiated television contracts for Big Ten, Pac-10, Big Eight, Southwest Conference and Metro Conference football and basketball games.[10] He also oversaw negotiations with ABC, CBS, ESPN and Fox Broadcasting Company for coverage of college football and basketball games.[11]

In 2012, Haines negotiated a new 15 year (2013-2027) contract with ESPN and FOX for syndicated and cable coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference sporting events and with the Atlantic Coast Conference for digital and mobile rights.

(In response to this post by Atlee Hokie)

Posted: 01/29/2019 at 11:31AM


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Raycom: An Illustrated History. -- HOO86 01/23/2019 9:20PM
  Exactly exactly ** -- Mercury 01/25/2019 8:32PM
  Man you forgot the two most important ones -- Vienna_Hokie 01/30/2019 4:39PM
  Its interesting with VT involvement in RAYCOM -- Mercury 01/24/2019 06:26AM

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