Gaardsy on the Gophers: Radio Rights Edition
There are many reasons to be excited:
We start carrying the games in year one of the Jerry Kill era. Met with skepticism on the day he was hired, Coach Kill has impressed everyone associated with the program and changed a lot of minds regarding the hire. He seems to be a perfect fit for this state and this football program. It's fun that our first year coincides with his.
-Rockstar games at the Bank! The Big Ten welcomes Nebraska to the conference this year, and the Gophers host Husker Nation on October 22nd. It's the first conference game at TCF Bank Stadium next season, and the build-up should be outstanding. Iowa and Wisconsin are home games as well, so there should be plenty of excitement around the stadium this fall.
What to expect from us:
Jerry Kill expects 4 things from his players: Go to class, be on time, be good citizens, and play hard.
Expect the same from us (except maybe the citizen part).
Our coverage does not start and stop with the games. One cool thing about us is we have 6 stations in the Clear Channel family coming up with ideas regarding Gopher football. The reach of this group is unmatched in the Twin Cities. I'm excited to have an expanded role regarding covering the team on a regular basis. Expect plenty of news, notes and interviews right here in this space. There will be a weekly show with Coach Kill as well as a weekly show covering all Gopher sports. We know there are plenty of Gopher fans out there hungry for more coverage. We hear you and want to hear from you.
Here's to a great football season, we'll see you April 23rd at the Spring Game!
Gopher Athletics Announces New Radio Partnerships
The University of Minnesota Department of Athletics, in conjunction with multimedia rights holder Gopher Sports Properties, announced a three-year radio broadcast agreement with Clear Channel Radio today.
The agreement, which will commence with the 2011-12 athletic season, will see Gopher football broadcast on Clear Channel’s KFAN Sports Radio 1130 AM and KTLK 100.3 FM.
In addition to play-by-play coverage of all Gopher football games, related football programming, including the weekly coach’s show with Jerry Kill, as well as a one-hour weekly show dedicated to Gopher Athletics, will be broadcast on KFAN Sports Radio 1130 AM. Clear Channel will also leverage its new Gopher partnership through its outdoor billboards, social media, and related communications and marketing outlets across its multiple radio station platforms.
"To have an affiliation with the University of Minnesota sports and the football program is something we at Clear Channel and KFAN have always wanted,” said Michael Crusham, President/Market Manager
Clear Channel Radio. “I am extremely pleased that we are going to be partners."
Coach Kill Signing Day Press Conference
Join Lindsay Guentzel from the U of M for National Signing Day. Coach Kill talks to the press and outlines the incoming class of recruits.