Fargo, ND – North Dakota State University Athletics Department and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Bison Sports Properties, announced today that the radio relationship between the Bison and Bison 1660 / Radio FM Media has been extended for a three-year term.
Fans will continue to find game action and Bison programming on Bison 1660 and its radio station group throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. The new three-year broadcast agreement with Radio FM Media is concurrent with the upcoming 2021-22 collegiate athletics season.
In the new term, Bison 1660 / 92.7 FM will continue to bring fans Bison programming including football, men’s and women’s basketball game broadcasts and coaches’ shows. Full promotional support also will be provided on Bison 1660’s sister stations including 107.9 FM The Fox, Big 98.7 FM, Q105.1 FM, 94.5 FM The City, 96.9 Hits FM, and Bob 95.1 FM / 94.5 FM Detroit Lakes and 106.9 The Eagle, Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge.
Specific station coverage is as follows: Bison football and men’s basketball broadcasts will continue to be heard on Bison 1660 / 92.7 FM, 107.9 (HD-1 and HD-3) The Fox and KDLB FM 94.5 FM (HD-3). Bison women’s basketball play-by-play will continue to be heard on Bison 1660 / 92.7 FM. Seasonal weekly coaches’ shows will be carried on Bison 1660 / 92.7 FM, featuring Football Head Coach Matt Entz; Men’s Basketball Head Coach David Richman; and Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jory Collins.
Additionally, Jeff Culhane will return this fall as the “Voice of the Bison,” for his sixth season of calling play-by-play for Bison football and men’s basketball. Fans can also access exclusive content on-demand on the “NDSU Behind the Mic” program, which can be found on the North Dakota State Bison Facebook page.
“The continued growth of the ‘Bison Brand’ and the expanded coverage of NDSU sports over the last five years through our partnership with Radio FM Media has been incredible,” said Matt Larsen, North Dakota State University Director of Athletics. “From the quality production, programming, and on-air talent, they are consistently delivering Bison content to fans and alumni here in Fargo, across the state of North Dakota and around the country. We are truly excited to continue this partnership for another three years.”
Bison Sports Properties is the locally based Learfield IMG College team which manages all broadcast operations and corporate partnerships for NDSU Athletics as part of the overall multimedia rights relationship.
“We at Radio FM Media are thrilled to extend our broadcast partnership with North Dakota State University Athletics and Bison Sports Properties,” said Nancy Odney, Chief Operating Officer at Radio FM Media. “As the NDSU Bison brand has grown over the years, we’ve been honored to be a part of the team putting a spotlight on the success of all NDSU Athletic programs. We’re excited to continue highlighting the success of NDSU coaches, student athletes and everyone who has a hand in making the Bison great!”
About Radio FM Media
Radio FM Media is the leading media outlet in Fargo-Moorhead with multiple platforms, broadcast stations, Digital FM Media, live events, podcasts and social channels along with the most well-known personalities in the market. As the technology leader, Radio FM Media offers unmatched audio quality across its streams, mobile apps, smart speaker skills and exclusive HD digital FM signals. They deliver the highest Nielsen rated stations in the metro with top rankings in all primary demographics of adults, men and women age 18-64, making them the number one reach medium in the market.
About North Dakota State University Athletics
North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university located in Fargo, N.D., with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. NDSU is a member of The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference with an affiliate membership in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling. NDSU has a storied history of athletic success including 28 team national championships since 1965 in football, women’s basketball, wrestling, softball, men’s cross country and women’s indoor track and field.
Since completing a reclassification to NCAA Division I in the fall of 2008, the Bison have won eight football national championships, earned five NCAA men’s basketball tournament berths, made 10 softball regionals and one super regional, three NCAA women’s volleyball postseason appearances, NCAA regionals in baseball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf while producing several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.