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Published January 22, 1999
Univ. of North Carolina basketball coach Bill Guthridge and football coach Carl Torbush signed "personal-services contracts" with VilCom Sports, a Chapel Hill-based company that will produce weekly radio and TV shows with the two coaches, according to Tim Peeler of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. Guthridge's four-year deal with VilCom is worth $1.2M, and will pay him $285,000 this year, with a $10,000 raise each additional year of the contract. The VilCom package pushes Guthridge's total coaching salary from a base of $155,000 to over $1M per year when bonuses and incentives are figured in. Torbush's VilCom deal is for $800,000 over four years and begins with $185,000 for this year, with a $10,000 increase after each year of the contract. Torbush's entire annual salary will now be around $500,000, up from a base of $135,000. Guthridge will participate in 21 half- hour TV programs, 21 weekly radio call-in shows and 95 five- minute daily radio segments. Torbush's package includes 14 TV shows, 14 weekly radio call-in shows and 75 five-minute daily radio segments. VilCom is in the first year of a five-year, $10M contract to produce multimedia broadcasts for the UNC Athletics Department (NEWS & RECORD, 1/22).