Radio home of the Utes since 1951 to remain flagship for football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and gymnastics
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Athletics and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Utes Sports Properties, announced today an agreement to extend their flagship radio relationship with Broadway Media-owned ESPN 700 through the 2026-27 athletic season.
The radio home to Utah Athletics since 1951, ESPN 700 (KALL-AM) will continue its live game coverage of football, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and weekday night and weekend home baseball games. The station also will continue to air coaches’ shows for football and men’s basketball.
“We are pleased that the contract with ESPN 700 to be the flagship radio home of the Utes has been extended for another five years,” said Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “In partnership with our multimedia rightsholder Utes Sports Properties, ESPN 700 has played a vital role in serving our great fans far and wide with high-quality game broadcasts and additional programming, including coaches shows. We look forward to continuing this great relationship.”
Two-time Utah Sports Broadcaster of the Year Bill Riley, who is in his 14th year as “Voice of the Utes,” will continue to handle play-by-play for football, men’s basketball and baseball. A 29-year veteran of radio and television, Riley has won numerous awards as both a host and play-by-play broadcaster.
“On behalf of the ownership and employees of Broadway Media, we extend our excitement and sincere appreciation to University of Utah Athletics and LEARFIELD/Utes Sports Properties for choosing ESPN 700 to be their flagship radio station for another five years,” said Broadway Media President Steve Johnson. “As we move forward with this new agreement we pledge the strong support of Broadway’s entire family of radio stations, social media, and billboards to promote University of Utah Athletics and University programs to the best of our ability.”
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 71 years. ESPN 700 features The Bill Riley Show, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Riley is entering his 14th season as the play-by-play voice of University of Utah Athletics in 2022-23. ESPN 700 is also home to The Drive with Spence Checketts, weekdays from 2-6 p.m. ESPN 700 can be heard on air and online at https://espn700sports.com/.
ABOUT LEARFIELD’S UTES SPORTS PROPERTIES
Utes Sports Properties is solely dedicated to representing the University of Utah, a partnership introduced in March 2017. In complete collaboration with the university, this locally based LEARFIELD team is committed to extending the affinity of the Utes’ brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate fan base. As Utah Athletics’ exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Utes Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship, providing corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities with the university in which to bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through such inventory as venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; radio and television; digital engagement and visibility via the official athletics website UtahUtes.com.