MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield IMG College’s Gopher Sports Properties, announced today that Radio Mankato’s KXLP Classic Rock 94.1 and 105.9 stations will air Golden Gopher football broadcasts for the 2019 season. This allows Radio Mankato to continue bringing Gopher football to fans in the greater Mankato area and surrounding communities. Learfield IMG College oversees all aspects of the radio network on behalf of the university.

“The Mankato area is extremely important to our football program, so we’re thrilled to have a new, elite radio home in southern Minnesota for our loyal fans,” said Golden Gopher head football coach P.J. Fleck.

“We couldn’t be more pleased and excited to be airing Gopher football broadcasts for all of us fans in the Mankato listening area,” said Matt Ketelsen of Subarctic Media. “The passion for college football is strong, and we’re honored to have our stations as the football flagship for Gopher football in our community.”

In addition to tuning to Classic Rock 94.1 and 105.9 FM during football season for game broadcasts, fans can also catch Gopher Football Weekly with Head Coach P.J. Fleck on The Fan Mankato 1230 AM – 103.1 FM. The one-hour live show with the head football coach airs each week on Tuesdays, from Noon – 1 p.m. The Golden Gopher Daily Update – hosted by the Voice of the Golden Gophers Mike Grimm – will air daily, Monday – Friday, at 3:05 p.m. on KTOE AM 1420 and 102.7 FM and at 4:35 p.m. on KXLP Classic Rock 94.1 and 105.9 FM.

“Everyone’s excited for the start of a new collegiate athletics season, and we’re thrilled to have Radio Mankato as part of our Gopher family,” said Greg Gerlach, Vice President and General Manager for Gopher Sports Properties. “We’re looking forward to this broadcast partnership and appreciate their commitment to deliver exceptional game days over the airwaves for our fans.”

About Radio Mankato
Radio Mankato is a group of local radio stations, with the area’s most seasoned radio professionals dedicated to serving Southern Minnesota. The stations of Radio Mankato provide not only the entertainment that listeners want, but also the information they need with the best local weather, news, farm information, and sports coverage. Reaching from the south suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Iowa border, we are making an impact in Southern Minnesota.

About Gopher Athletics
The University of Minnesota athletic department sponsors 25 varsity teams and supports nearly 700 student athletes. Minnesota has claimed 209 all-time regular season conference championships, 40 conference tournament championships and 29 national championships. Season and single-game ticket information to Gopher sports events can be found at www.GopherSports.com/tickets.    

Gopher Sports Properties is the Minneapolis-based Learfield IMG College team that works alongside the athletics administration. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for fans, brands, universities and conferences. The company is a longtime advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.