LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Thanks to a four-year agreement between Jayhawk IMG Sports Network and Cumulus Topeka, the Kansas football and men's basketball radio broadcasts will now be simulcast on both an FM and AM signal in Topeka starting with the 2014-15 season.
The Jayhawks will now be heard on 99.3 FM, The Eagle and 1440 AM, The Big Talker through the 2017-18 season.
"The Jayhawk IMG Sports Network is thrilled to add 99.3 FM, The Eagle and 1440 AM, The Big Talker in Topeka to our network family," said Jason Booker, Executive Director of the Jayhawk IMG Sports Network, the multimedia rights partner of the University of Kansas. "This partnership with Cumulus Topeka will allow us to expand the coverage of our Jayhawk Sports Weekly radio show and will also add an FM channel to our line-up for Kansas football and men's basketball in the Topeka market."
In addition to the FM and AM simulcast, 1440 AM will carry Jayhawk women's basketball broadcasts, all of the KU coaches' shows and Jayhawk Sports Weekly.
"Cumulus Topeka is excited to welcome one of the nation's premier college sports franchises to our cluster," said Ron Covert, Vice-President and General Manager of Cumulus Topeka. "Bringing KU football and men's basketball to the FM radio dial in Topeka on 99.3 The Eagle will allow us to super serve Jayhawk Nation to Topeka and the surrounding area. In addition, we will be offering all call-in shows, coaches shows, Jayhawk Sports Weekly, football and men's and women's basketball on 1440 The Big Talker (KMAJ-AM). Welcome to Cumulus Topeka - One team, One chant, Rock Chalk!"
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IMG College is the nation's leading collegiate marketing agency, representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, major conferences and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. IMG College produces nearly 35,000 hours of radio programming on the largest independent sports radio network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, and is the leading publisher of college sports publications and the largest manager of university athletic websites.
IMG College is a division of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 30 countries around the world. IMG's businesses include College, Media, IMG Academy, Events and Federations, Golf, Tennis, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world's leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; world-class partnerships with sponsors, brands and broadcasters; and marquee assets across entertainment, events and fashion.
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