TV coverage has actually improved a ton since moving to CUSA. The American Sports Network (a new OTA network started by Sinclair Broadcasting) has been huge for that. They own hundreds of stations around the country and they have broadcast 60 CUSA basketball games and they did a lot of football games this year too (including 2 for Charlotte, despite us not being in CUSA for football until the upcoming season).
It's still very much a fledgling concept, but the broadcast quality is high. They supposedly have big plans to grow and legitimize the network and want to offer a comprehensive OTA sports network to take advantage of cord cutters. I doubt they'll ever compete with ESPN, but I've been impressed with what they've done so far. As a company, they did $1.4 billion last year, so they don't have ESPN money, but they do have a lot of money to throw behind this effort. Most teams in CUSA had all or all but one of their games on TV last year. Not too bad. Much better than the MAC or Sun Belt got.
Our radio coverage is awful. We are on 610, but AM radio is a joke. I'm hopeful that we can get on the new FM sports talk radio (98.7) that just launched in Charlotte. It is the city's first FM sports station. Even if we don't, it may free up slots on one of the FM stations that UNC, NCSU, or Duke uses. We have to get off AM radio though.
Anyway, this year should be exciting for football, even though we'll probably get curb stomped. Marshall comes to town and unless their QB is terrible, they may be ranked. They have a huge fanbase in Charlotte (although not highly visible) and that game will undoubtedly be a sellout with SRO. Charlotte is the second biggest market for Marshall alums I believe. Should have a pretty big time atmosphere feel to it.
Our offense I think is FBS ready. We have a stud RB (not much depth though because we keep kicking guys off the team). Our WR corps has 3, 3 star receivers, one of the leading receivers in FCS last year (runs a 4.3 40), and a 3/4 star transfer from UGA (Uriah LeMay, the brother of the commit this thread is about). Defense is another story however. Defense was awful last year, but we had a lot of injuries early and no depth. We had some walkons starting. We fired the D coordinator and have some FBS transfers eligible (including Dexter Manley's nephew), so hopefully we see some big improvement there.