KZDC/San Antonio To Flip To Sports
January 16, 2008 at 3:55 PM (PT)
The previously reported flip of BORDER MEDIA PARTNERS Spanish Oldies KZDC-A/SAN ANTONIO to Sports has finally been officially announced, with the new "ESPN 1250 THE ZONE" set for a FEBRUARY 4th launch.
As previously disclosed, former sister Talk KTSA-A Sports Dir. PAUL "COACH A" ALEXANDER will host 11a-1p, and local personalities CHRIS DUEL (moving from afternoons at KTSA), JASON MINNIX, and DAWN MURPHY will handle 5-7p, with ESPN RADIO filling the rest of the schedule.
Cluster Operations Dir. GREG MARTIN said, "It’s very exciting to bring SAN ANTONIO another choice for sports programming. We have the ability to not be biased when it comes to the SPURS or the COWBOYS. We are able to bring SAN ANTONIO an unfiltered and objective look at their favorite teams. We love the SPURS and we love the COWBOYS, but we are going to call it the way that we see it.” The station will directly compete with CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KTKR-A (760 THE TICKET) and will partially compete with CC's Talk WOAI-A, flagship for SPURS play-by-play.
New Afternoons At KTSA
At sister station KTSA, BMP Talk KURV-A/EDINBURG-BROWNSVILLE host JEFF KOCH will handle afternoon drive replacing DUEL, also starting FEBRUARY 4th.
KOCH said, "I grew up in SOUTH TEXAS and listened to KTSA as a teenager when it was Top 40, and it’s like a dream come true to work for such a great radio station. When BMP bought KTSA a year and a half ago, I never thought that I would actually get to be a daily part of it, but I couldn’t be happier with the way things worked out. The fact that I’m a die-hard SPURS fan doesn’t hurt, either."
BMP/SAN ANTONIO VP/Market Mgr. LANCE HAWKINS added, "We’re very pleased with having some of JEFF's caliber join the KTSA on-air team. I’ve known JEFF for over ten years now, and he is a top news talk talent. His commitment to excellence in broadcasting will help take KTSA to the next level."
KTSA is also expanding its news department with a full-time reporter at CITY HALL and more reporters. LIZ RUIZ and BRENT BOLLER have been tapped to share News Director duties.