West Virginia Radio President Dale Miller did not respond to a request for comment Friday.
This past week, IMG announced that it has added new affiliates in Sutton, Fayetteville, Ronceverte and Morgantown.
"In just a few weeks, we have seen extremely strong pick-up of the Mountaineer Network from IMG among a solid group of stations," Giangola said.
The media firm has yet to sign an agreement with an affiliate in Charleston, but Giangola said talks for additional stations are ongoing.
"As we build the WVU network, we'll continue to talk to stations up and down the dial across West Virginia," Giangola said. "We anticipate having more affiliate announcements in the coming days."
IMG plans to partner on the 12-year media deal with West Virginia Media Holdings, which has four television stations. The Charleston-based media firm will develop TV programming for WVU athletic events.
IMG will handle pre- and post-game football and basketball shows previously broadcast by West Virginia Radio and its affiliate stations. IMG has said it will expand football pre-game shows from one hour to 3.5 hours and post-game shows from 30 minutes to two hours.
IMG has contracts with more than 90 universities, including Big 12 Conference WVU opponents Baylor, Kansas, Texas Christian and Texas.
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