Iowa Chops To Air On 'The Champ'
September 16, 2008 at 5:27 AM (PT)
CITADEL Sports KBGG-A (ESPN RADIO 1700 THE CHAMP)/DES MOINES inks a deal to broadcast all 2008-09 IOWA CHOPS minor league hockey games. The team, formerly the IOWA STARS, was heard on the Internet last season; the team aired on KBGG before that. ALEX "CHEEKS" KYRIAS will call the action and will also host a weekly "IOWA CHOPS RADIO HOUR."
"We are proud to be an important part of the local programming for the CITADEL BROADCASTING GROUP," said CHOPS Pres. STEVE NITZEL. "We hope it will allow us to reach across demographic lines by working with CITADEL's diverse family of stations, and significantly increase the IOWA CHOPS fan base throughout the DES MOINES area and state of IOWA."
"We are excited to be the flagship station for the IOWA CHOPS," added CITADEL VP/Market Mgr. TERRY PETERS. "This addition adds to our development of local programming and significantly enhances our position in the market. ESPN RADIO ... 1700 THE CHAMP ... and the IOWA CHOPS gives Central IOWA's sports fans the quality of broadcast that they desire."