TULSA, Oklahoma – The University of Tulsa Intercollegiate Athletics Department and its exclusive multimedia rights holder, Golden Hurricane Sports Properties, announced today that a new five-year agreement has been reached between Scripps of Tulsa and its radio stations 99.5 KXBL, 1170 KFAQ, 106.9 KHITS and 92.9 BOB FM.
Beginning with the 2015-16 athletic season, terms of the agreement call for Big Country 99.5 FM to air all football, men’s basketball and one-hour seasonal coaches’ shows. Additionally, the cluster of Scripps radio stations in Tulsa will provide increased promotional opportunities for The University of Tulsa Athletics events. Golden Hurricane Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, oversees all aspects of the Golden Hurricane Sports Network.
“We appreciate the opportunity to create a new partnership with 99.5 KXBL and Scripps,” said The University of Tulsa’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg. “They have outstanding coverage and this is a terrific marketing platform for our fans and customers.”
“We’re happy that Big Country 99.5 FM and Scripps of Tulsa will serve as our new radio home for the Golden Hurricane Sports Network in Tulsa,” said Golden Hurricane Sports Properties’ General Manager Joe Druten. “KXBL is a 100,000-watt FM station with a regional coverage pattern. This will be a great fit for Hurricane fans and alumni.”
“Scripps’ radio stations have an intense focus on local programming that connect us to the people of Tulsa and the surrounding areas.” said Vice President/General Manager Tulsa Operations at Scripps Bill Berry. “We are thrilled about our long term partnership with the University of Tulsa and Golden Hurricane Sports Properties.
TU and the cluster of Scripps of Tulsa radio stations have a long history going back to the first-ever game broadcast on October 1, 1926 as the Tulsa football game against Northwestern Oklahoma was aired on KVOO 1170 AM. The KVOO family also broadcast TU athletics in 1927 and 1928, and from 1942-52 and 1958-71. In addition, 99.5 FM was the flagship station during the 1991 football and 1991-92 basketball seasons for the Golden Hurricane.
Golden Hurricane Sports Properties is one of nearly 100 collegiate properties managed by Learfield Sports. The company has prominence in all of the major conferences and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, please visit learfieldsports.com.