ESPN 700 to Remain Flagship; Adds Baseball and Gymnastics
SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s Utes Sports Properties, announced today an agreement to extend their flagship radio partnership with Broadway Media-owned ESPN 700 through the 2021-22 athletic season.
The radio home to Utah athletics since 1951, ESPN 700 (KALL-AM) will continue its live game coverage of football and men’s and women’s basketball, and their respective coaches’ shows. The school’s flagship station will also roll out some new content this year by airing all home Utah gymnastics meets, as well as weekday night and weekend home baseball games. Also new in 2017-18 will be segments on the Bill Riley Show that highlight Utah’s other intercollegiate sports.
“We are ecstatic to create a new agreement with Utes Sports Properties and remain the radio flagship home for Utah Athletics for the next five years,” said Kayvon Motiee, President for Broadway Media in Salt Lake City. “There’s not a better time than right now to be associated with the University of Utah. Broadway Media and ESPN 700 will work hard to continue to build on the Utes’ legacy that’s been established.”
Added Steve Borland, Vice President and General Manager for Utes Sports Properties, which oversees every aspect of the Utes Radio Network, “Broadway Media and ESPN 700 have done an excellent job providing quality programming and game coverage for the University of Utah. We are certainly pleased to continue that relationship moving forward.”
ABOUT BROADWAY MEDIA AND ESPN 700
Salt Lake City’s ESPN 700 (KALL-AM) is owned and operated by Broadway Media. KALL 700 AM has been University of Utah’s radio flagship for 66 years. ESPN 700 features The Bill Riley Show, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Riley is entering his ninth season as the play by play voice of University of Utah athletics. ESPN 700 is also home to the Gunther and Hackett Show, hosted by former Utah football players Kyle Gunther and Tom Hackett, weekdays from 2-6 p.m. weekdays. ESPN 700 can be heard on air and online at https://espn700sports.com/.
ABOUT LEARFIELD’S UTES SPORTS PROPERTIES
The University of Utah is one of nearly 130 collegiate properties represented by Learfield nationwide. The company’s rich history includes over four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. Additionally, it titles the Learfield Directors’ Cup and offers its partners professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development.