News Radio 1120 KMOX to be New “Voice of the Billikens” in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis University Department of Athletics and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Learfield IMG College’s Billikens Sports Properties, announced today a new multi-year agreement with Entercom. The new broadcast partnership calls for News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM) in St. Louis to be the new radio home for SLU Billikens men’s and women’s basketball games.
Beginning with the 2020-21 athletic season, News Radio 1120 KMOX and RADIO.COM will air live all SLU Billikens men’s basketball games and the weekly “Travis Ford Coaches Show.” Additionally, News Radio 1120 KMOX and RADIO.COM will air a select number of women’s basketball marquee matchup games during the season. News Radio 1120 KMOX is a heritage, 50,000-watt clear signal station in the USA, assuring massive reach. RADIO.COM is the fastest growing digital audio platform in the United States.
“KMOX is a legendary voice in our community, and we are thrilled to engage in this partnership that will directly benefit our men’s and women’s basketball programs,” SLU Director of Athletics Chris May said. “There is a deep connection to the Billikens and KMOX with the likes of Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Joe Garagiola and Bob Costas calling SLU games. I am confident that the new ‘Voice of the Billikens’ will provide first-class coverage for our fans and sponsors alike.”
“We’re happy that NewsRadio 1120 KMOX will serve as our new radio home for Billiken men’s and women’s basketball in St. Louis,” said Billikens Sports Properties General Manager Kyle Ingram. “The enhanced radio audience and promotional opportunities for SLU with our new Entercom partnership are exciting for both fans and advertisers.”
According to Becky Domyan, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom St. Louis, this marks a new chapter in the company’s SLU history books. “We are thrilled to once again partner KMOX with St. Louis University to serve as the flagship of Billikens Basketball. We look forward to finding new ways to expand the SLU relationship across the Entercom St. Louis footprint to serve and grow the fan base.”
In the event a Saint Louis Billikens men’s basketball game day broadcast conflicts with the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals or NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, the Billikens will air live on Entercom sister station 97.1 FM Talk (KFTK-FM), a 100,000-watt station in St. Louis. All broadcasts also will air live on RADIO.COM.
Listeners can tune in to News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM) in St. Louis on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S and the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news. Home to the nation’s most influential collection of podcasts, digital and broadcast content, and premium live experiences, Entercom engages over 170 million consumers each month. Available on every device in every major U.S. market, the company delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. Entercom’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About Learfield IMG College
Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an 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.