Monday, May 8, 2017
Aztec Broadcasts Move to iHeart
By Joe Nelson
SAN DIEGO STATE MOVES RADIO BROADCAST RIGHTS
TO IHEARTMEDIA FOR MULTI-STATION DEAL
San Diego, CA – May 8, 2017 – San Diego State University and FOX Sports College Properties announced today a multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia San Diego to broadcast SDSU Football and Men’s Basketball games beginning with the 2017 football season.
Select iHeartMedia San Diego radio stations will be the flagship radio outlets for the San Diego State Aztecs’ game broadcasts through the FOX Sports College Properties Network. Fans can listen to the game broadcasts locally on 101.5 KGB and XTRA 1360 AM in San Diego, on Fox Sports 1350 in Riverside, and nationwide on iHeartRadio, live streaming radio service.
In addition to the pre-, post- and in-game broadcasts, iHeartMedia San Diego will produce and air a weekly “Coaches Show” with Head Football Coach, Rocky Long, and new Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Brian Dutcher. Select SDSU Baseball and post-season Women’s Basketball games will be heard on XTRA 1360 AM.
“We are very excited about partnering with iHeart Media San Diego for our radio rights,” said John David Wicker, SDSU Athletic Director. “The success of not only our football program, which has won consecutive conference championships and finished in the top 25 last season, our men’s basketball program, which has won an unprecedented 10 Mountain West conference championships, but of all of our sports, which have combined to claim 34 team conference titles since the beginning of the 2012-13 season, is something in which the University and the entire San Diego community can take great pride. We look forward to working with iHeart to share the successes of our student-athletes for years to come.”
iHeartMedia’s Newsradio 600 KOGO, San Diego’s News and Information Station, previously held the broadcast rights for SDSU Athletics from 2007 to 2013.
“We are thrilled to welcome back the San Diego State Aztecs to the iHeartMedia family,” said Melissa Forrest, President of iHeartMedia’s San Diego/Riverside Region. “The partnership is a natural fit, given our past broadcast history with SDSU, our unparalleled reach through our multiple platforms and the widely popular Sky Show association for the past 13 years. We can’t wait for the season to start.”
Listeners will get their first chance to hear the new broadcast when the SDSU Football season opens against UC Davis on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The game also coincides with the 42nd KGB Sky Show, the annual San Diego tradition and “The Biggest Fireworks Show West of the Mississippi.”
About iHeartMedia San Diego
iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM, KLSD-AM, KHTS-FM, KIOZ-FM, KMYI-FM, KSSX-FM, KOGO-AM ] and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About San Diego State Aztecs:
The San Diego State Aztecs are a Division I program and a member of the Mountain West Conference. Since the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year, San Diego State has won 34 team conference championships. This decade, SDSU has had seven teams in six different sports finish in the top 10 at NCAA national championship competitions. The two-time defending conference champion football program has advanced to postseason play each of the last seven seasons, has won 11 games each of the last two seasons and ended the 2016 campaign ranked 25th nationally in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Since the start of the 2010 football season, San Diego State ranks fifth nationally in combined football and men’s basketball winning percentage.