New Radio Deal Worth Millions For Fresno State
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) —
Change is coming to the way you listen to the Bulldogs on the radio. Fresno State has a new broadcast partner.
Locally-owned One Putt Broadcasting has won a bidding war for the rights to air the Bulldogs, agreeing to a six-year, multi-million dollar contract.
It takes effect at the end of the current basketball season, when 940 ESPN and 790 The Deuce will begin serving as the new radio home of the Bulldog Sports Network.
Former Fresno State football player Chris Pacheco is one of the co-owners, and the prime force behind the move to get the Bulldogs.
Beginning with the 2013-2014 athletic season, all football, men's basketball and baseball games will air on the 50-thousand watt 940 ESPN, along with seasonal one-hour coaches shows.
Select women's basketball, softball and volleyball games will air on 790 ESPN, The Deuce.
The deal, brokered by Learfield Sports of Dallas, gives Fresno State the kind of exposure only an all-sports radio format can provide.
The move also marks the end of an era. KMJ 580 has been the radio home of the Bulldogs for 43 years, dating back to 1969.