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WTHR and Vype High School sports magazine announce partnership

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INDIANAPOLIS, August 25 - Beginning this Friday, August 28th, 2009; WTHR and VYPE High School Sports Magazine are joining forces to spotlight a local high school football and basketball "Game of the Week." The "Operation Football Live" and "Operation Basketball Live" games will be telecast every Friday night on WTHR's Universal Sports Network Channel 13.3 (also available on Comcast cable systems). The first game to be telecast will be the Hamilton Southeastern at Fishers game Friday at 7pm.

"We are pleased to welcome VYPE as a partner in our high schools sports coverage," said WTHR President and General Manager Jim Tellus. "They have an excellent product with great distribution throughout Central Indiana high school communities. The addition of VYPE as a partner in our long-standing Operation Football and Basketball franchises makes perfect sense."

In addition to promoting and covering the games, VYPE will generate excitement for the live telecasts by hosting pre-game tailgate celebrations while distributing free copies of its monthly magazine. VYPE will also sponsor a "Text to Win" sports memorabilia prize contest each game for those fans attending in person and also those watching the telecast from home.

"WTHR is a dominant and creative force in covering high school athletics in central Indiana," said VYPE CEO/Publisher Phil Temple. "We are extremely excited to be involved and look forward to developing a great relationship."

VYPE High School Sports Magazine (Central Indiana) is a complimentary publication and one of (14) franchises nationally that serve as the community's local high school sports authority. VYPE

currently reaches over 115,000 people each month via their monthly magazine, web site, e-mail

newsletter, and VYPE Game of the Week.

VYPE is a national syndicate of locally owned and published magazines and owns over 28 online properties - all providing unprecedented access to the high school athletic community on the

local and national level. With a current circulation of 205,000 issues per month, VYPE High School Sports Magazine reaches over 750,000 people.