It’s official: Broncos to KBOI… and KKGLDon Day | December 10, 2009
Here’s the release on the story you read here first:
BRONCO SPORTS PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES RADIO FLAGSHIP FOR BOISE STATE
Citadel Broadcasting’s KBOI-AM, KKGL-FM to Carry Games, Coaches’ Shows,
Other Bronco Programming for Five Years
BOISE, Idaho (Dec. 10, 2009) – Bronco Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and exclusive athletics multimedia rights holder for Boise State University beginning in 2010, announced today that a five-year flagship radio agreement has been reached between Citadel Broadcasting and its KBOI-AM and KKGL-FM stations.
Former BSU flagship radio home for 35 years (1972-2007), Citadel returns to covering the Broncos next football season. Radio rights for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons have been held by Peak Broadcasting and KIDO-AM.
“On the heels of what we consider to be yet another successful year for Bronco Athletics, we’re extremely grateful to Peak Broadcasting for their commitment and dedication to bringing Bronco game action over the airwaves to fans, while at the same time, we appreciate the opportunity to renew our partnership with Citadel and expect outstanding coverage and programming to follow,” said BSU Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier.
Under terms of the new Citadel agreement, KBOI (670 AM) and KKGL (96.9 FM) will simulcast all football programming, including the spring game in 2011. Programming will consist of a three-hour pre-game show and a one-hour post-game show on both stations, reaching listeners throughout southern Idaho, eastern Washington and northern Nevada. BSU Coach Chris Peterson will be featured each Tuesday night in a call-in show during the season. Additionally, other football programming will feature daily shows each weekday during the season and special shows, such as a National Letter of Intent Signing Day Show, in February 2011.
In addition, all Bronco men’s basketball games, including 30-minute pre-game and 30-minute post-game shows, will be carried on KBOI-AM. Coach Greg Graham also will be featured in a call-in show during basketball season, and like football, daily shows will be hosted in-season on weekdays.
“We’re happy KBOI/KKGL will serve as the new AM-FM flagship for the Broncos and know the fans will embrace the added programming and extended coverage,” said Dan Hawley, general manager for Bronco Sports Properties. “Not only are we pleased to put the Bronco broadcasts back on a 50,000-watt AM station, but we now bring FM coverage into the mix for fans all across Idaho and into Washington, as well as Nevada, and discussions regarding our women’s basketball coverage are still under way as we’re currently determining those details.”
Hawley added, “It is also the intent of Bronco Sports Properties, Boise State Athletics, and Citadel to have Bob Behler return as voice of the Broncos next fall, and we will enter into such discussions with Bob at the appropriate time.”
According to Citadel General Manager Don Morin, this marks a new chapter in the company’s Bronco history books. “There’s no question we’re glad to be carrying the Broncos again, and we’re confident we will continue to build on the legacy we established years ago, but at a more exceptional level all around. This will be an excellent partnership, we’re certain of it.”
Additionally, Bronco Sports Properties will manage and continue the expansion of the Bronco Sports Radio Network to existing and potential affiliates through the region to give BSU extensive coverage.
In addition to Boise State, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The company also manages marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. For additional corporate information and a complete collegiate portfolio, visit learfieldsports.com.
Jennifer Duncan Don Morin
Learfield Sports Citadel Broadcasting
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