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Sunday, May 12, 2013

UPDATED: The 'Mighty' Aztecs

By Joe Nelson
See below for update.
  
The SDSU Aztecs will be moving from KOGO to The Mighty 1090 after Learfield Sports excersized an opt-out clause in the current contract extension.
   Considering 1090 already holds the rights to the Padres and the USD Toreros, 1090, 1700, and even 105.7 could be getting quite the work-out.

Press Release from The Mighty 1090:


SAN DIEGO STATE ANNOUNCES THE MIGHTY 1090 AND 105.7 THE WALRUS AS NEW RADIO HOME FOR THE AZTECS


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 13, 2013) – San Diego State Athletics and its exclusive multimedia rights holder, Aztec Sports Properties, announced today that a four-year agreement has been reached between San Diego-based BCA Radio and its stations The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 FM The Walrus and 1700 AM ESPN Radio.
            Beginning with the 2013-’14 athletic season, terms of the agreement call for The Mighty 1090 to air all football, men’s basketball, select women’s basketball and baseball games, and one-hour seasonal coaches’ shows.  Additionally, 105.7 The Walrus will air all nighttime games and any Aztec game that conflicts with the San Diego Padres. Various broadcasts dedicated to SDSU Athletics and increased promotional opportunities for SDSU Athletics are other highlights of the deal.  Aztec Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, oversees all aspects of the Aztec Sports Network.
             “We appreciate the opportunity to return to The Mighty 1090 and create a new partnership 105.7 The Walrus and BCA Radio,” said San Diego State Director of Athletics Jim Sterk.  “They have outstanding coverage and programming to follow.”  
            “We’re happy that The Mighty 1090 and 105.7 The Walrus will serve as our new radio home for the Aztec Sports Network in San Diego,” said Aztec Sports Properties’ General Manager Jeff Bolitho.  “The Mighty 1090 is a 50,000-watt AM station with a sports format.  It will be a great fit for Aztec fans and alumni.”
BCA Radio’s Vice President, Market Manager Norm Feuer commented, “As San Diego's sports leader, we are ecstatic to be the NEW broadcast home of the San Diego State Aztecs.  Local sports truly means something in San Diego, and now our community can follow every Aztec pass, basket, and touchdown on our AM and FM stations.  We are proud and honored to be their partners.  Go Aztecs!”
San Diego State is wrapping up its most successful athletic season in school history. Last fall, the football team claimed its 19th conference championship and is one of only two schools in the state to play in a bowl game each of the last three seasons. The men’s basketball program posted its eight consecutive 20-win season and is one of 17 schools in the country to play in each of the last four NCAA tournaments.

Overall, the Aztecs have won a school-record 11 Mountain West Conference team championships this season and have 17 league team titles since the beginning of 2012 calendar year.
In addition to San Diego State, Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights and sponsorship for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.  The company also provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,100 radio stations throughout the country.  For learn more about Learfield’s 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit learfieldsports.com.
Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates the Mighty 1090-AM Sports, 105.7-FM “The Walrus”, ESPN 1700-AM & is the also the flagship broadcaster of the San Diego Padres! BCA & Compass Radio of San Diego (KPRI-FM) represent the stations to the advertising community, under the umbrella name, “Radio San Diego”. The Mighty 1090-AM’s 50,000 watt signal effectively reaches all of Southern California.


   -Joe

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