Radio Affiliates to Carry Bulldog Sports
Aug. 29, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. - With Fresno State's season opener at Rutgers just days away, it has been announced that fans from all over northern California and the Central Valley will be able to hear Fresno State games on the radio.
KMJ 580, a 50,000 watt signal that serves more California counties than any other California radio station, will continue to be the flagship station for Fresno State football, men's basketball and baseball but now Learfield Sports/Bulldog Sports Properties have announced radio affiliates in Merced, Salinas and Bakersfield.
"Growing the radio network has been a goal of this administration, we are excited to make this announcement," associate athletics director Paul Ladwig said. "Adding these quality radio stations in these markets is tremendous for all Bulldog fans. Having the partnership with Learfield and KMJ brought this project together and we will continue to grow both and radio and TV networks."
KYOS 1480 AM, a 5,000-watt News/Talk station in Merced will carry live football broadcasts, the Pat Hill Show and a Fresno State daily update.
KION 1460 AM, a 10,000-watt News/Talk station in Salinas will carry all Fresno State football games.
Bulldog Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, Fresno State's exclusive multimedia rights holder. Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for nearly 50 collegiate institutions and associations. In addition to Fresno State, other partner schools include Stanford, Oregon State, Idaho, Nevada, San Jose State, Utah State, North Carolina, Memphis, Alabama, Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
The company also secures corporate partnerships and title sponsorships for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, Team Services, LLC, a Learfield Sports company, specializes in venue naming rights, marketing research and sales consultation. Dallas-based Learfield Sports is an operating unit of Jefferson City, Mo.-based Learfield Communications, Inc. For more about the company, visit www.learfieldsports.com.
"Join the State - Fresno State!" - The first Big Ten team will travel to the Valley on September 13th as the No. 25 `Dogs take on Wisconsin in the home opener at 7:30 pm. The game can be seen nationally on ESPN2. All tickets are on sale now. In the month of August, get your official Wisconsin game day t-shirt at the Bulldog Shop for only $10 with any purchase. To purchase tickets, click on the tickets icon at the top of this page, call the Bulldog Ticket Office at (559) 278-DOGS, or stop by the Bulldog Ticket Office.