Oregon State Sports Moving To KEX, KPOJ In 2012-13
February 3, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KEX-A-K272EL and Talk KPOJ-A/PORTLAND will become the new flagship outlets for OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY athletics under a new five-gear deal with LEARFIELD SPORTS' BEAVER SPORTS PROPERTIES. Starting with the 2012-13 season, football and men's basketball will air on KEX, with some non-conference basketball and all baseball games to air on KPOJ and coaches' shows to air on both. A daily two-minute OSU SPORTS TODAY feature hosted by MIKE PARKER will air on KEX and KPOJ as well. The BEAVERS have been airing on crosstown PAMPLIN Talk KPAM-A (AM 860).
"We are excited to return to our longtime radio partner KEX and the CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO <em>sic</em> AND ENTERTAINMENT team," said OSU Director of Athletics BOB DE CAROLIS. "KEX gives 'BEAVER Nation' optimal coverage of OSU athletic events not only in the PORTLAND Metropolitan area, but also much of the West Coast. I look forward to another long run with one of the premier radio stations in the nation. I also want to thank PAMPLIN BROADCASTING for its efforts in promoting BEAVER Athletics for the past five years and its commitment to OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY."
"We're pleased to renew our partnership with the BEAVERS and look forward to providing our listeners with exciting OSU athletics for the next five years," said CLEAR CHANNEL VP and Market Manager ROBERT DOVE.
"We feel confident the new CLEAR CHANNEL relationship will ensure a greater reach and broader exposure for BEAVER sports, while we certainly want to recognize KPAM for the excellent coverage they provided us the last five years," said BEAVER SPORTS PROPERTIES GM STEVE SULLIVAN. "We continually look at ways we can enhance the radio broadcast experience for fans and know we have a quality programming partner in the three CLEAR CHANNEL stations."