100,000 WATT “ZIA COUNTRY” 99.5 FM TO BECOME NEW RADIO FLAGSHIP FOR NEW MEXICO STATE ATHLETICS
LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico State University Department of Athletics and its athletics multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties, announced today that Bravo Mic Communications will serve as the new flagship affiliate for Aggie Athletics through 2021.
Bravo Mic Communications’ KXPZ-FM 99.5 will carry all football and men’s basketball games and coaches shows throughout the season. Select Olympic Sports that do not air on the current flagship station, KRUX-FM 91.5, will clear on KOBE-AM 1450. Fans can also catch the Daily Show’s on KOBE-AM 1450, a three-minute show covering the Aggies’ teams.
Aggies Hall of fame play-by-play announcer, Jack Nixon, will continue to call the football and men’s basketball games for the 37th year. Aggie football alum, Preston Williams, will return as the football color analyst. Utility play-by-play verternan, Adam Young, will continue to call the action for women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball broadcast.
“We recognize the importance of extending the New Mexico State athletics brand to our radio listeners with a respected, quality station leader, and we’re excited to be partnering with Bravo Mic Communications to provide exceptional coverage for our fans,” said New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia.
NM State Sports Properties oversees all aspects related to New Mexico State Athletics’ rights, as well as the New Mexico State Sports Network.
“Bravo Mic Communications is honored and excited about our new partnership with New Mexico State Athletics,” said Bravo Mic Communications Executive Vice President and General Manager Michael Smith. “This partnership reinforces our core value of community support and involvement. Bravo Mic is committed to offer Southern New Mexico a quality broadcast experience on KXPZ 99.5 FM Zia Country and our sister stations.”
“We are especially excited to be adding KXPZ-FM 99.5 to the New Mexico State Sports Network,” said NM State Sports Properties General Manager Chris Lahey. “This partnership provides extensive coverage and the highest quality broadcasts to Aggie fans throughout Southern New Mexico.”
An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; licensing and trademark consulting; digital platform expertise; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. For more about Learfield’s history, businesses and career opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.