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Oregon State moving to new station

February 3, 2012
Courtesy of Oregon State University

Beaver Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and exclusive multimedia rights holder for Oregon State University Athletics, announced today a five-year, flagship radio agreement with Clear Channel Radio in Portland.

Effective with the 2012-’13 athletic season, Clear Channel’s KEX 1190 AM, KEX 102.3 FM and KPOJ 620 AM will carry all game action and related programming for the Beavers through the 2017 athletic season.

“We are excited to return to our longtime radio partner KEX and the Clear Channel Radio and Entertainment team,” said OSU Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis. “KEX gives “Beaver Nation” optimal coverage of OSU athletic events not only in the Portland Metropolitan area, but also much of the West Coast. I look forward to another long run with one of the premier radio stations in the nation. I also want to thank Pamplin Broadcasting for its efforts in promoting Beaver Athletics for the past five years and its commitment to Oregon State University.”

Terms of the agreement call for KEX AM/FM stations to air football game-day broadcasts, including all regular and post-season games and pre- and post-game programming. Additionally, the KEX stations will carry all men’s basketball game-day broadcasts, inclusive of regular season and post-season play and pre- and post-game programming. KPOJ may air certain non-conference men’s basketball games as mutually agreed upon by the network and station. Beginning this spring, the 2012 Beaver baseball games will air exclusively on KPOJ to include all regular season and post-season play, as well as all pre- and post-game programming.

Other flagship highlights include airing the weekly, one-hour coaches’ shows entitled Beaver Sports Talk on both KEX AM/FM stations during football, basketball and baseball seasons, and airing a daily, two-minute OSU Sports Today show, hosted by Mike Parker, on all three stations (KEX AM/FM, KPOJ).

“We’re pleased to renew our partnership with the Beavers and look forward to providing our listeners with exciting OSU athletics for the next five years,” said Clear Channel Radio’s Vice President, Market Manager Robert Dove.

“We feel confident the new Clear Channel relationship will ensure a greater reach and broader exposure for Beaver sports, while we certainly want to recognize KPAM for the excellent coverage they provided us the last five years,” said Steve Sullivan, general manager for Beaver Sports Properties. “We continually look at ways we can enhance the radio broadcast experience for fans and know we have a quality programming partner in the three Clear Channel stations.”

Read more at Oregon State University where this story was originally published.