Monday, February 15, 2016

ESPN Radios

ESPN Radio launched on January 1, 1992 under the name SportsRadio ESPN with Keith Olbermann hosting the first program.  They originally broadcast on weekends only.  ESPN Radio now boasts hundreds of affiliates nationwide, some dedicating their entire format to it while others choose individual shows and intersperse local hosts into their lineup.


KESN "ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM" began broadcasting in April, 2001.  They are one of five stations that is actually owned by ESPN but operated by Cumulus Media under a local marketing agreement.  KESN is licensed to Allen, Texas.

Las Vegas, Nevada's "ESPN Radio 920" existed until 2008 when KBAD became a Fox Sports Radio affiliate.  They now carry programming from NBC Sports Radio as "920 The Game".

1390 AM WEOK and 1390 AM WALL were simulcast ESPN affiliates for a brief time in the early 2000s.  Licensed to Poughkeepsie, New York, WEOK is now Spanish Adult Hits "Juan AM" while WALL became a Classic Hits station in November, 2015.

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