Omaha Hockey, Basketball to Air on 1290 AM Effective Upcoming 2022-23 Athletics Season

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha Athletics and its athletics multimedia rightsholder, LEARFIELD’s Omaha Sports Properties, announced a broadcast extension with longtime partner NRG Media.

The new agreement, concurrent with the 2022-23 college athletics season, calls for News Talk 1290 AM KOIL to carry all hockey games live. Additionally, 1290 AM will provide fans live coverage of Omaha men’s and women’s basketball. In the event of a scheduling conflicts, NRG Media will utilize additional stations, 1180 The Zone AM KZOT and 1620 The Zone AM KOZN, to carry live game coverage.

“We’re thrilled to continue working with an outstanding broadcast partner in NRG Media,” said Omaha Athletics Executive Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs, Mike West. “Our two brands share a rich history together, and we know NRG Media truly believes in the success of Omaha Athletics. Without question, they’re enthusiastic about delivering our programming to fans, and we appreciate their longtime support.”

“We are excited to continue this great partnership with Omaha Athletics and LEARFIELD through 2025,” said Mark Shecterle, General Manager, NRG Media Omaha. “Our long partnership with Omaha Athletics and LEARFIELD has been fantastic, and we look forward to enhancing the relationship in the coming years.”

Newstalk 1290 KOIL is a heritage Newstalk station in Omaha carrying syndicated talk shows such as Gordon Deal, Brian Kilmeade, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and others. Gary Sharp, co-host of NRG Media’s sports/talk station 1620 The ZONE, will continue calling play-by-play for Omaha Men’s Basketball on 1290 KOIL.

About NRG Media
NRG Media is dedicated to providing Great Local Radio and is committed to being an active and integral part of the communities in which it serves. NRG Media consists of 45 radio stations throughout four states in the Midwest – Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The company is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and led by President/CEO Mary Quass.

Omaha Sports Properties is LEARFIELD’s local team dedicated to Omaha Athletics. LEARFIELD is a media, data, and technology services leader 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. LEARFIELD services include licensing and collegiate sports properties’ multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics and insights; ticketing software and ticket sales; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for NACDA’s acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, recognizing athletic departments across all divisions.