Kent Benson and Melvin Hardin to call first broadcast of SMS Basketball...

Kent Benson and Melvin Hardin to call first broadcast of SMS Basketball game


Former IU/Pro player will provide color and stats for game broadcast on WSLM

Salem, IN – Undefeated will meet undefeated this Thursday night at the Salem Middle School. The undefeated Salem Cubs 8th grade boys’ basketball team will meet former IU player, Kent Benson, who played on the undefeated 1975 Indiana University Championship team.

WSLM will be broadcasting for the first time a 7th and 8th grade basketball game from Salem Middle School on Thursday, January 17. The Cubs will be hosting Mitchell. And the game will be announced by Melvin Hardin and Benson. Hardin said he would be providing the play by play coverage and Benson will be providing color and stats.

The 7th grade team takes the court at 6p and the 8th grade undefeated team plays at 7p.

WSLM will be broadcasting the game on FM 97.9 and AM 1220 as well as streaming live on

“WSLM is working hard to continue community broadcasting in Southern Indiana,” said Becky White, station owner. “I want to reach more people in our coverage area and that means keeping our content fresh and new. We’ve added broadcasts of boys’ soccer, girls’ basketball and softball, and now middle school sports. I hope to continue adding more items that are of interest to the community, which is what we’re all about.”

Currently, WSLM is the exclusive broadcaster of Washington County sports, IU and Purdue Sports, NASCAR and Indy racing and is the home of the Cincinnati Reds.